Davis et al v. Hayes et al

Filing 36

ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF AMENDED COMPLAINT by Hon. Brian A Tsuchida. Served by 1st Class Mail on 6/14/2017 to Gorman; McKindry; Bliss; Elerick. (cc: King County Prosecutor's Office)**5 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Keith Davis, Prisoner ID: 216001169)(ST)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 KEITH ADAIR DAVIS, 10 11 12 Plaintiff, 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF AMENDED COMPLAINT v. WILLIAM HAYES, et al., 13 14 CASE NO. C16-1709-RSM-BAT Defendants. On April 14, 2017, the Court dismissed all of plaintiff’s claims except his claim that Defendants Gorman, McKindry, Bliss, and Elerick used excessive force against him in August and September 2014 and August 2016. Dkt. 30. The Court’s Order was sent to these defendants, but it is not clear whether they were properly served with the Amended Complaint. Accordingly, it is ORDERED that the Amended Complaint (Dkt. 20) shall be served on defendants Gorman, McKindry, Bliss, and Elerick only and these defendants shall be required to file an answer only as to the excessive force claims: (1) Service by Clerk The Clerk is directed to send the following to defendants Gorman, McKindry, Bliss, and Elerick by first class mail: copies of plaintiff’s amended complaint (Dkt. 20) and the Court’s ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF AMENDED COMPLAINT - 1 1 Order (Dkt. 30), two copies of the Notice of Lawsuit and Request for Waiver of Service of 2 Summons, a Waiver of Service of Summons, and a return envelope, postage prepaid, addressed 3 to the Clerk’s office. The Clerk shall also send a courtesy copy of the above-named documents 4 and of this Order to the King County Prosecutor’s Office, by first-class mail. 5 (2) Response Required 6 Defendants shall have 30 days within which to return the enclosed waiver of service of 7 summons. Any defendant who timely returns the signed waiver shall have 60 days after the date 8 designated on the notice of lawsuit to file and serve an answer to the complaint or a motion 9 permitted under Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 10 Any defendant who fails to timely return the signed waiver will be personally served with 11 a summons and complaint, and may be required to pay the full costs of such service, pursuant to 12 Rule 4(d)(2). A defendant who has been personally served shall file an answer or motion 13 permitted under Rule 12 within 30 days after service. 14 Defendants MUST serve a Rand notice concurrently with motions to dismiss based 15 on a failure to exhaust and motions for summary judgment so that pro se prisoner plaintiffs 16 will have fair, timely and adequate notice of what is required of them in order to oppose 17 those motions. Woods v. Carey, 684 F.3d 934 (9th Cir. 2012). The Ninth Circuit set forth 18 model language for such notices: 19 A motion for summary judgment under Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will, if granted, end your case. 20 21 22 23 Rule 56 tells you what you must do in order to oppose a motion for summary judgment. Generally, summary judgment must be granted when there is no genuine issue of material fact – that is, if there is no real dispute about any fact that would affect the result of your case, the party who asked for summary judgment is entitled to judgment as a matter of law, which will end your case. When a party you are suing makes a motion for summary judgment that is ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF AMENDED COMPLAINT - 2 properly supported by declarations (or other sworn testimony), you cannot simply rely on what your complaint says. Instead, you must set out specific facts in declarations, depositions, answers to interrogatories, or authenticated documents, as provided in Rule 56(e), that contradict the facts shown in the defendant’s declarations and documents and show that there is a genuine issue of material fact for trial. If you do not submit your own evidence in opposition, summary judgment, if appropriate, may be entered against you. If summary judgment is granted, your case will be dismissed and there will be no trial. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d 952, 962-63 (9th Cir. 1998) (emphasis added). 7 Defendants who do not file and serve, in a separate document, the required Rand 8 notice will face (a) immediate denial of their motions with leave to refile and (b) possible 9 monetary sanctions. 10 (3) Filing and Service by Parties Generally 11 All attorneys admitted to practice before this Court are required to file documents 12 electronically via the Court’s CM/ECF system. All non-attorneys, such as pro se parties and/or 13 prisoners, may continue to file a paper original with the Clerk. All filings, whether filed 14 electronically or in traditional paper format, must indicate in the upper right hand corner the 15 name of the Magistrate Judge to whom the document is directed. 16 When an electronic filing exceeds 50 pages in length, a paper copy of the document (with 17 tabs or other organizing aids as necessary) shall be delivered to the Clerk’s Office for chambers. 18 The chambers copy must be clearly marked with the words “Courtesy Copy of Electronic Filing 19 for Chambers.” A party filing a paper original does not need to file a chambers copy. 20 Additionally, any document filed with the Court must be accompanied by proof that it 21 has been served upon all parties that have entered a notice of appearance in this case. 22 // 23 // ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF AMENDED COMPLAINT - 3 1 (4) Non-State Defendants 2 As a registered user of the Court’s electronic filing system, you must accept electronic 3 service of all court filings (except original service of a complaint) by prisoner litigants housed at 4 the Washington Corrections Center (WCC) who are subject to Mandatory Electronic E-Filing. 5 WCC prisoner litigants are no longer required to serve their court filings on the Court or 6 defendants by mail. Service by mail of your court filings to WCC prisoner litigants is also no 7 longer required. 8 (5) 9 Regarding the filing of motions before the Court, the parties are directed to review Local 10 Motions Rule CR 7 in its entirety. A few important points are highlighted below: 11 Any request for court action shall be set forth in a motion, properly filed and served. 12 Pursuant to Local Rule CR 7(b), any argument being offered in support of a motion shall be 13 submitted as a part of the motion itself and not in a separate document. The motion shall 14 include in its caption (immediately below the title of the motion) a designation of the date 15 the motion is to be noted for consideration upon the court’s motion calendar. 16 In all instances where one of the parties to a lawsuit is incarcerated, all categories of 17 non-dispositive motions not listed in Local Rule CR 7(d)(1) must be noted for the third 18 Friday after the date of filing and service. See Local Rule CR 7(d)(2). 19 20 All dispositive motions shall be noted for consideration no earlier than the fourth Friday following filing and service of the motion. 21 (6) 22 No direct communication is to take place with the District Judge or Magistrate Judge with 23 Direct Communications with District Judge or Magistrate Judge regard to this case. All relevant information and papers are to be directed to the Clerk. ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF AMENDED COMPLAINT - 4 1 2 3 (7) The Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Order to plaintiff and a copy of this Order to the Hon. Ricardo S. Martinez. DATED this 13th day of June, 2017. 4 A 5 BRIAN A. TSUCHIDA United States Magistrate Judge 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF AMENDED COMPLAINT - 5

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