Fletcher v. Mendez

Filing 6

ORDER DISMISSING CASE. Signed by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on 2/13/17. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(fs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/13/2017)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 GREGORY L. FLETCHER, Case No. 16-cv-03110-YGR (PR) Plaintiff, 8 ORDER OF DISMISSAL v. 9 10 CORRECTIONAL OFFICER MENDEZ, Defendant. United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 On January 11, 2017, the Court issued an Order of Dismissal with Leave to Amend. 13 Specifically, the Court granted Plaintiff twenty-eight days from the date of the Order to file an 14 amended complaint to allege facts sufficient to state a cognizable constitutional claim and to 15 provide sufficient information regarding the exhaustion of administrative remedies. Plaintiff was 16 warned that the failure to timely file an amended complaint would result in the dismissal of this 17 action for failure to prosecute. The time for Plaintiff to file his amended complaint has passed, 18 and no amended complaint has been filed. Taking into account the salient factors set forth in 19 Ferdik v. Bonzelet, 963 F.2d 1258, 1260 (9th Cir. 1992), the Court finds that dismissal is 20 warranted under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b). 1 See Yourish v. Cal. Amplifier, 191 F.3d 21 983, 989, 992 (9th Cir. 1999) (affirming dismissal of action following plaintiff’s failure to amend 22 complaint after receiving leave to do so, where the interest in expeditious resolution of litigation, 23 the court’s management of its docket, and avoiding prejudice to defendants favored dismissal). 24 1 25 26 27 28 If and when Plaintiff is prepared to pursue his claims, he may file a new civil rights action. The limitations period to file a section 1983 action in California is two years, but it is tolled for up to two years during a continuous period of incarceration. See Silva v. Crain, 169 F. 3d 608, 610 (9th Cir. 1999) (holding, pursuant to Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 340(3), that the limitations period for filing a section 1983 action in California is one year); S.B. 688 (amending Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 340(3) and adding section 335.1 to establish two-year residual limitations period for personal injury actions); Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 352.1(a) (providing for an additional two years of tolling during a period of continual imprisonment). 1 2 3 4 5 6 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the complaint in the above-captioned action is DISMISSED. The Clerk of the Court shall terminate all pending motions and close the file. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: February 13, 2017 ______________________________________ YVONNE GONZALEZ ROGERS United States District Court Judge 7 8 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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