Stephens v. Sonoma Valley Hospital
ORDER OF DISMISSAL WITHOUT PREJUDICE. Signed by Judge Vince Chhabria on 10/3/2019. The deputy clerk hereby certifies that on 10/3/2019 a copy of this order was served by sending it via first-class mail to the address of each non-CM/ECF user listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing. (knm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/3/2019)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
WILLIE F. STEPHENS,
Case No. 19-cv-00835-VC (PR)
ORDER OF DISMISSAL WITHOUT
SONOMA VALLEY HOSPITAL,
This is a pro se civil rights action filed by Willie F. Stephens, an inmate at San Quentin
State Prison. On June 13, 2019, the court reviewed the complaint and found that the allegations
appeared to give rise to a cognizable state law claim of negligence, but they did not state a
cognizable federal claim. See ECF No. 4. Because a federal court may only address claims
alleging a violation of a right secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States, see 42
U.S.C. § 1983; West v. Atkins, 487 U.S. 42, 48 (1988), the court dismissed the complaint with
leave to amend for Stephens to file an amended complaint curing the noted deficiencies. Id.
On July 22, 2019, the court granted Stephens’ motion for an extension of time to file an
amended complaint. ECF No. 6. The amended complaint was due on August 19, 2019. This
date has past and Stephens has not filed an amended complaint.
Accordingly, this complaint is dismissed without prejudice to filing in state court, if
Stephens wishes to do so.
The Clerk shall issue a separate judgment and close the file.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: October 3,2019
United States District Judge
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