Gorum v. Calderwood
ORDER. IT IS ORDERED that 21 Motion to Reopen Case is GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall vacate 20 Clerk's Judgment and reopen this case. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that 22 Motion for Preliminary Injunction and 23 Motion for TRO are denied as moot. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall docket 16 at 4-21 Third Amended Complaint. Signed by Judge Andrew P. Gordon on 12/14/15. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - TR)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
ANTOINE GORUM aka RONALD CLARK,
Case No. 2:15-cv-00065-APG-GWF
On October 21, 2015, the Court entered a screening order dismissing Plaintiff’s
complaint in its entirety with leave to file an amended complaint on or before November
23, 2015. (Dkt. #15 at 9.) That order also granted Plaintiff’s application to proceed in
forma pauperis. (Id. at 8.)
without prejudice because Plaintiff had failed to file an amended complaint. (Dkt. #19 at
1.) The Court had noted that Plaintiff had filed a “motion” which stated that Plaintiff’s
statement of facts was 5 pages long and that his complaint should move forward
because it had merit. (Id.) The Court interpreted the notice as Plaintiff’s refusal to file
an amended complaint. (Id.) The Clerk of the Court entered judgment that same day.
On December 2, 2015, this Court dismissed the case
On December 9, 2015, Plaintiff filed a motion to show really, really good cause to
have this judge reopen this civil case and motions for preliminary injunction and
temporary restraining order explaining why. (Dkt. #21, 22, 23.) The motions explain
that Plaintiff mailed his amended complaint to the Court on October 24, 2015 by
handing his legal mail to the law library supervisor. (Dkt. #22 at 2.) Plaintiff explains
that he knows his legal mail contained the complaint because of the amount prison staff
charged him for the weight of his mail. (Id.) Plaintiff states that Defendants must be
destroying his legal mail. (Id.)
The Court grants Plaintiff’s motion to reopen this case. Upon reviewing Plaintiff’s
motions to reopen and supporting arguments, the Court discovered that the Clerk’s
Office docketed Plaintiff’s amended complaint under another motion filed on October
30, 2015. (See Dkt. #16 at 4-21.) The Court vacates the judgment (Dkt. # 20) and
reopens the case.
complaint (Dkt. #16 at 4-21) in a separate docket entry. The Court will screen Plaintiff’s
third amended complaint in a separate order.
The Clerk of the Court shall docket Plaintiff’s third amended
For the foregoing reasons, IT IS ORDERED that the motion to reopen the case
(Dkt. #21) is granted.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall vacate the judgment
(Dkt. #20) and reopen this case.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the motions for preliminary injunction and
temporary restraining order (Dkt. #22, 23) are denied as moot.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall docket Plaintiff’s
third amended complaint (Dkt. #16 at 4-21) in a separate docket entry.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Court will screen Plaintiff’s third amended
complaint in a separate screening order in the future.
Dated: December 14, 2015.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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