Carter v Inslee et al

Filing 53

ORDER DECLINING TO SERVE AMENDED COMPLAINT AND GRANTING LEAVE TO AMEND by Hon. Mary Alice Theiler. The motions to correct errors (Dkts. 49, 50 and 52) are DENIED as moot. (Attachments: # 1 Amended 1983 Prisoner Civil Rights Complaint form)**7 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Glenn Carter, Prisoner ID: 955289)(ST)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 6 7 8 GLENN CARTER, Plaintiff, 9 10 11 Case No. C16-1726-RSL-MAT ORDER DECLINING TO SERVE AMENDED COMPLAINT AND GRANTING LEAVE TO AMEND v. JAY INSLEE, et al., Defendants. 12 13 14 This is a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 prisoner civil rights action. Currently before the Court is 15 plaintiff Glenn Carter’s 948-page amended complaint, which includes factual allegations and legal 16 claims against 22 defendants interspersed with exhibits. (Dkt. 51.) Plaintiff also has filed three 17 motions to correct errors in the filing of his amended complaint. (Dkts. 49, 50, 52.) Having 18 reviewed plaintiff’s submissions, the Court finds and ORDERS: 19 (1) Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a) requires that a complaint contain a short and 20 plain statement of the grounds for jurisdiction, a short and plain statement of the claim showing 21 the pleader is entitled to relief, and a demand for the relief sought. Plaintiff’s 948-page amended 22 complaint does not comply with this standard. Accordingly, the Court DECLINES to serve 23 plaintiff’s amended complaint but GRANTS him leave to file a second amended complaint within ORDER DECLINING TO SERVE AMENDED COMPLAINT AND GRANTING LEAVE TO AMEND - 1 1 45 days of the date this Order is signed. The amended complaint must carry the same case number 2 as this one. If no amended complaint is timely filed or if plaintiff files an amended complaint 3 that does not comply with Rule 8(a) or correct the deficiencies identified in the original 4 complaint (see Dkt. 15), the Court may recommend that this action be dismissed under 28 5 U.S.C. § 1915A. 6 Plaintiff is advised that an amended pleading operates as a complete substitute for an 7 original pleading. See Ferdik v. Bonzelet, 963 F.2d 1258, 1262 (9th Cir. 1992). Any second 8 amended complaint should identify, in a simple, concise way, (1) what happened (ideally 9 explaining relevant events in chronological order), (2) how plaintiff was harmed, (3) who harmed 10 plaintiff (and is therefore a defendant), (4) the constitutional or federal statutory claims asserted, 11 and (5) the specific relief requested. Plaintiff should strive to be concise and omit all information 12 that is not relevant to the specific claims he is bringing here (i.e., references to claims he plans to 13 bring in different lawsuits). Plaintiff should omit complaints about the Court’s previous orders. 14 Plaintiff may omit discussion of how he exhausted his legal remedies. Plaintiff should not 15 include exhibits. 16 (2) 17 18 Because the Court declines to serve plaintiff’s amended complaint, his motions to correct errors in its filing (Dkts. 49, 50, and 52) are DENIED as moot. (3) The Clerk is directed to send plaintiff the appropriate forms so that he may file a 19 second amended complaint, and to send copies of this order to plaintiff and to the Honorable 20 Robert S. Lasnik. 21 Dated this 10th day of August, 2017. 22 A 23 Mary Alice Theiler United States Magistrate Judge ORDER DECLINING TO SERVE AMENDED COMPLAINT AND GRANTING LEAVE TO AMEND - 2

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