Moore v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco, Corporation et al
ORDER by Judge ARMSTRONG granting 48 Motion for Extension of Time to File; granting 49 Motion to Amend/Correct ; (lrc, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/4/2008)
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA THOMAS EUGENE MOORE, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO, ) ) CORPORATION, et al., ) Defendants. ) _________________________________ ) No. C 06-2150 SBA (PR) ORDER (1) GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO EFFECT SERVICE OF SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT ON REMAINING DEFENDANTS AND (2) ADDRESSING PENDING MOTION (Docket nos. 48, 49)
Plaintiff Thomas Eugene Moore, a state prisoner currently incarcerated at Pelican Bay State Prison, filed this civil action in the Monterey County Superior Court, Moore v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco, Corp., et al., Case No. M76478, alleging various claims, including civil rights violations, arising from Plaintiff's use of tobacco products while incarcerated at Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) from June 19, 2001 to July 1, 2005. Plaintiff named as Defendants the following corporations: Lane Limited (LL) and Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation (B&W), the alleged tobacco manufacturers; as well as Access SecurePak (Access), the alleged retailer of the tobacco products Plaintiff used. Plaintiff has also named as Defendants various prison officials, who purportedly participated in the supply of tobacco and the denial of Plaintiff's administrative claims, including: SVSP Warden Mike Evans; SVSP Canteen Manager E. Beza; SVSP Procurement Services Officer B. Schneider; SVSP Chief of Inmate Appeals N. Grannis; SVSP Appeals Coordinator S. Gomez; SVSP Correctional Lieutenant C. Blackstone; SVSP Physicians I. Grillo and R. Gibbs; and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Director Jeanne Woodford. Before the Court are Plaintiff's Motion for Extension of Time to Effect Service of Summons and Complaint on Remaining Defendants (docket no. 48) and his motion requesting the Clerk of the Court to send a copy of a blank federal summons to Plaintiff (docket no. 49). In an Order dated November 10, 2008, the Court denied Plaintiff's application for in forma
1 pauperis status and dismissed the complaint with leave to amend. The Court dismissed Plaintiff's 2 claim against Defendants Access relating to his use of tobacco products as well as his claims against 3 Defendants Grannis, Blackstone and Gomez relating to the grievance process. All remaining claims 4 were dismissed with leave to amend. The Court also found that Plaintiff was responsible for 5 effecting service on Defendants B&W and LL as well as on the remaining prison officials who were 6 named as Defendants because his IFP application had been denied. 7 In an Order dated November 14, 2008, the Court DENIED Plaintiff's motion requesting the
8 Clerk of the Court to issue summons and the U.S. Marshal to serve the summons and complaint upon 9 Defendants. The Court directed Plaintiff to follow the procedures to properly serve the 10 aforementioned Defendants outlined in the Court's November 10, 2008 Order. He must also abide by United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 the deadlines previously set in the Court's November 10, 2008 Order. 12 Plaintiff now requests an extension up to and including January 12, 2009 in order to serve the
13 summons and complaint upon the remaining Defendants. Plaintiff claims that he has not received a 14 copy of a "properly issued federal summons on which the signature and seal of the Clerk of the Clerk 15 of the Court and issuing court name are visible upon the summons so that [he is] able to properly 16 serve the remaining defendants in this case." (Mot. for EOT at 1.) Plaintiff also filed a motion 17 entitled "Plaintiff's Motion to Amend Federal Summons to Serve Process on Remaining Defendants," 18 which the Court will construe as a motion requesting the Clerk to send a copy of a blank federal 19 summons to Plaintiff. 20 Having read and considered Plaintiff's request and the accompanying declaration filed by 21 Plaintiff, and good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff's request for an 22 extension of time (docket no. 48) is GRANTED. The time in which Plaintiff may serve the summons 23 and complaint upon the remaining Defendants will be extended up to and including January 12, 24 2009. Plaintiff's motion requesting the Clerk to send a copy of the federal summons to Plaintiff 25 (docker no. 49) is GRANTED. The Clerk is directed to send Plaintiff a copy of a blank federal 26 summons. 27 Because this case has been pending for almost three years, no further extensions of time 28 will be granted in this case absent exigent circumstances. 2
This Order terminates Docket nos. 48 and 49. IT IS SO ORDERED. SAUNDRA BROWN ARMSTRONG United States District Judge
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 3 4 MOORE et al, 5 6 7 v. Plaintiff, Case Number: CV06-02150 SBA CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO, 8 CORPORATION et al, 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 I, the undersigned, hereby certify that I am an employee in the Office of the Clerk, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. 12 That on December 4, 2008, I SERVED a true and correct copy(ies) of the attached, by placing said 13 copy(ies) in a postage paid envelope addressed to the person(s) hereinafter listed, by depositing said envelope in the U.S. Mail, or by placing said copy(ies) into an inter-office delivery receptacle located 14 in the Clerk's office. 15 16 17 Thomas Eugene Moore D-62389 Pelican Bay State Prison 18 P.O. Box 7500 Crescent City, CA 95532 19 Dated: December 4, 2008 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Richard W. Wieking, Clerk By: LISA R CLARK, Deputy Clerk
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