Mauchlin v. Davis et al
ORDER: Documents ## 22, 25, 28, 30, 31, 37, 46, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 64, 66, 67, 74, 76,84, 86, 87, and 88 are STRICKEN; The plaintiff shall cease filing letters and notices. All future requests for relief shallbe filed in the form of a motion in compliance with Rules 7 and 10. by Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland on 7/15/13. (bnbcd, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland
Civil Action No. 12-cv-01449-RM-BNB
PETER P. MAUCHLIN,
B.R. DAVIS, Warden,
DR. P. ZHAN, Psychologist,
MUNSEN, Associate Warden,
MILUSNIC, Associate Warden,
KRIST, Chief Correctional Supervisor,
LLOYD, Chief Correctional Supervisor,
P. RANGEL, Unit Manager, and
JENSEN, Correctional Supervisor,
This matter arises on numerous letters, notices, and “exhibits” filed by the plaintiff in
documents ## 22, 25, 28, 30, 31, 37, 46, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 64, 66, 67, 74, 76, 84, 86, 87,
and 88. The documents are STRICKEN.
The plaintiff initiated this case by filing a Prisoner Complaint [Doc. #1]. The Prisoner
Complaint contains Exhibits 1 through 13. The plaintiff was ordered to file an amended
complaint which complies with Rule 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The Amended
Prisoner Complaint [Doc. #12] asserts one claim regarding the plaintiff’s conditions of
confinement while housed in the Special Housing Unit at the United States Penitentiary,
Administrative Maximum in Florence, Colorado. The Amended Prisoner Complaint does not
contain any exhibits.
Since filing his Amended Prisoner Complaint, the plaintiff has littered the case file with
letters, notices, and “exhibits.” (Indeed, his latest filing contains Exhibit # 50.) The plaintiff
requests that some of the exhibits be considered with the Amended Prisoner Complaint and
others be considered with his response to the defendants’ motion to dismiss. Some exhibits are
filed without any instruction. Several of the filings contain three copies of the same exhibit. A
few of the filings contain exhibits that have already been filed. Many of the exhibits are
irrelevant to the plaintiff’s claims.
The plaintiff may not file evidence in this manner. All exhibits must be attached to a
complaint or a brief at the time of filing, and only one copy need be attached. In addition, the
attached exhibits must be relevant to the issues raised by the complaint or brief.
The plaintiff may not amend his Amended Prisoner Complaint merely by filing exhibits.
Instead, he must file a motion seeking leave to amend, and he must attach to the motion the
entire proposed second amended complaint. The plaintiff may not incorporate by reference into
the second amended complaint his original Complaint or his Amended Complaint. The second
amended complaint must stand alone; it must contain all of the plaintiff’s claims, allegations, and
exhibits. Mink v. Suthers, 482 F.3d 1244, 1254 (10th Cir. 2007) (stating that “an amended
complaint supercedes an original complaint and renders the original complaint without legal
In addition to the inappropriately filed exhibits, the plaintiff has filed several letters and
Before he began to file the exhibits, the plaintiff was advised to “keep his own copies of
any documents that he files wit the Court.” Minute Order, issued July 9, 2012 [Doc. #9].
Therefore, the plaintiff should be in possession of all stricken documents in the event he would
need them to support a proposed second amended complaint, to support a future brief, or at trial.
notices. Rule 10(a), Fed. R. Civ. P., requires all papers to have a caption with the court’s name,
a title, and a file number. All requests “for a court order must be made by motion.” Fed. R. Civ.
P. 7(b)(1). “The rules governing captions and other matters of form in pleadings apply to
motions and other papers.” Fed. R. Civ. P. 7(b)(2). The plaintiff has improperly submitted
several requests for relief in the form of letters and notices, not in the form of motions, as
IT IS ORDERED:
1. Documents ## 22, 25, 28, 30, 31, 37, 46, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 64, 66, 67, 74, 76,
84, 86, 87, and 88 are STRICKEN;
2. The plaintiff shall cease filing “exhibits” unless they are filed in accordance with this
3. The plaintiff shall cease filing letters and notices. All future requests for relief shall
be filed in the form of a motion in compliance with Rules 7 and 10; and
4. Failure to comply with this order may result in sanctions, including dismissal of this
Dated July 15, 2013.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Boyd N. Boland
United States Magistrate Judge
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