Anderson v. Napa State Hospital

Filing 3

MEMORANDUM AND OPINION: Dismissing Plaintiff's Complaint as frivolous. All pending motions are TERMINATED. No filing fee is due. Signed by Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong on 04/26/05. (jlm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/27/2005) Modified on 5/2/2005 (jlm, COURT STAFF).

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Anderson v. Napa State Hospital Doc. 3 Case 4:05-cv-01625-SBA Document 3 Filed 04/27/2005 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA In re RICKARD D. ANDERSON, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. C 04-4665 SBA (pr) No. C 05-1585 SBA (pr) No. C 05-0638 SBA (pr) No. C 05-1586 SBA (pr) No. C 05-0847 SBA (pr) No. C 05-1625 SBA (pr) No. C 05-0848 SBA (pr) ORDER OF DISMISSAL Plaintiff Rickard D. Anderson, a state prisoner and frequent litigant in federal court, filed the above-referenced "complaints" filled with nonsensical phrases with no clear relationship to each other. Section 1915A requires a federal court to engage in a preliminary screening of cases in which prisoners seek redress from a governmental entity or officer, or employee of a governmental entity. See 28 U.S.C. 1915A(a). The section applies even if the prisoner has not been granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis. See Rowe v. Shake, 196 F.3d 778, 781 (7th Cir. 1999) (joining Second, Fifth, Sixth and Tenth Circuits in holding that 1915A applies even when prisoner pays full fee at outset). In its review the court must identify any cognizable claims, and dismiss any claims which are frivolous, malicious, fail to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, or seek monetary relief from a defendant who is immune from such relief. See 28 U.S.C. 1915A(b)(1), (2). Nowhere does Plaintiff assert identifiable causes of action or make coherent factual allegations that could give rise to a valid cause of action. In addition, Plaintiff has filed well over one hundred complaints in this Court since 2003, all of which have been unintelligible. The Court finds that Plaintiff's complaints are numerous and frivolous. It is difficult to ascertain from Plaintiff's complaints who he is seeking relief from or what relief he is seeking. These filings serve no reasonable litigation purpose, and they impose an unreasonable burden on the Court and its staff. Furthermore, based on Plaintiff's past history of failing to respond to this Court's orders to amend unintelligible complaints, the Court finds that granting Plaintiff leave to amend would be futile. Accordingly, Plaintiff's incomprehensible complaints are DISMISSED as frivolous because they are without an arguable basis in law. See Jackson v. Arizona, 885 F.2d 639, 641 (9th Cir. 1989) (a United States District Court 12 For the Northern District of California 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Dockets.Justia.com Case 4:05-cv-01625-SBA Document 3 Filed 04/27/2005 Page 2 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 complaint that is totally incomprehensible is subject to dismissal as frivolous for lacking an arguable basis in law). All pending motions are TERMINATED. No filing fee is due. The Clerk of the Court shall close the files. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: April 25, 2005 s/Saundra Brown Armstrong SAUNDRA BROWN ARMSTRONG United States District Judge United States District Court 12 For the Northern District of California 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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