Wood et al v. County of Contra Costa et al
ORDER DISMISSING WITHOUT PREJUDICE CLAIMS ALLEGED ON BEHALF OF TP. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on October 14, 2020. (mmclc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/14/2020)Any non-CM/ECF Participants have been served by First Class Mail to the addresses of record listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF)
Case 3:19-cv-07597-MMC Document 92 Filed 10/14/20 Page 1 of 1
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
ANDREA WOOD, and "TP," a minor,
Case No. 19-cv-07597-MMC
COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA, et al.,
ORDER DISMISSING WITHOUT
PREJUDICE CLAIMS ALLEGED ON
BEHALF OF TP
United States District Court
Northern District of California
On July 31, 2020, plaintiff Andrea Wood ("Wood") (1) advised the Court that
plaintiffs' attorney is now deceased and (2) requested an opportunity to locate new
counsel. By order filed August 11, 2020, the Court granted Wood's request and directed
her to file a statement, no later than October 2, 2020, setting forth what steps she has
taken to obtain new counsel. In said order, the Court also made clear that plaintiff TP,
who is a minor, may not appear without counsel. To date, no statement has been filed
nor has any appearance been made on plaintiffs' behalf by new counsel.
Accordingly, TP's claims are hereby DISMISSED, without prejudice to T.P.'s
asserting those claims, if he wishes to do so, after he reaches the age of majority. See
Johns v. County of San Diego, 114 F.3d 874, 876, 878 (9th Cir. 1997) (holding "guardian
or parent cannot bring a lawsuit on behalf of a minor in federal court without retaining a
lawyer"; dismissing without prejudice claims asserted on behalf of minor who lacked
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: October 14, 2020
MAXINE M. CHESNEY
United States District Judge
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