Spreadbury v. Bitterroot Public Library et al

Filing 117

ORDER denying 114 Motion for Leave to File Signed by Jeremiah C. Lynch on 10/7/2011. (TCL, ) Modified on 10/7/2011 to reflect mailing copy to Spreadbury this date (APP, ).

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA MISSOULA DIVISION _____________________________________________ MICHAEL E. SPREADBURY, CV 11-64-M-DWM-JCL Plaintiff, vs. ORDER BITTERROOT PUBLIC LIBRARY, CITY OF HAMILTON, LEE ENTERPRISES, INC., BOONE KARLBERG P.C. DR. ROBERT BROPHY, TRISTA SMITH, NANSU RODDY, JERRY STEELE, STEVE SNAVELY, STEVEN BRUNER-MURPHY, RYAN OSTER, KENNETH S. BELL, and JENNIFER LINT, Defendants. _____________________________________________ Plaintiff Michael Spreadbury, appearing pro se, has filed a motion titled “Leave File Motion for Sanctions Purjury, False Swearing.” The motion is, in substance, a motion for sanctions under Fed. R. Civ. P. 11(c) as against Defendant Lee Enterprises’s attorney, Mr. Jeffrey B. Smith. Mr. Spreadbury, however, has 1 not established that he complied with the “safe harbor” provision of Fed. R. Civ. P. 11(c)(2). Thus, the motion is properly denied, subject to renewal, if appropriate, upon compliance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 11(c)(2). See, Winterrowd v. American General Annuity Ins. Co., 556 F.3d 815, 826 (9th Cir. 2009). IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED this 7th day of October, 2011. /s/ Jeremiah C. Lynch Jeremiah C. Lynch United States Magistrate Judge 2

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