Holland v. City of Seattle et al

Filing 13

ORDER DECLINING TO ADOPT REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION; this action is re-referred to Judge Theiler for resolution by Judge Ricardo S Martinez. (RS) cc plaintiff

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 5 6 7 JOSEPH HOLLAND, Plaintiff, 9 10 Case No. C17-0170RSM Defendants. 8 ORDER DECLINING TO ADOPT REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION AND REFERRING MATTER TO JUDGE THEILER v. CITY OF SEATTLE, et al., 11 12 On May 16, 2017, the Honorable Mary Alice Theiler, United States Magistrate Judge, 13 issued a Report and Recommendation (“R&R”) recommending that the Court dismiss Plaintiff’s 14 Complaint. As a basis for that recommendation, Judge Theiler explained that she had previously 15 issued an Order directing Plaintiff to either file an amended complaint consistent with another prior 16 Order declining to serve his original complaint, or to advise the Court that he wished to dismiss 17 this action, not later than May 1, 2017. Dkt. #10 at 2. Plaintiff was also advised that if he failed 18 to communicate his intention to the Court in a timely fashion, the Court would dismiss this action 19 for failure to prosecute. Id. As of the date of her R&R, Judge Theiler noted that the Court had 20 received no further communication from Plaintiff, and she therefore recommended dismissal for 21 failure to prosecute. Id. 22 Since the time that Judge Theiler issued her R&R, Plaintiff has filed an Amended 23 Complaint and a Motion to Appoint Counsel. Dkts. #11 and #12. Although neither of these filings ORDER - 1 1 are timely responses to Judge Theiler’s prior Orders, the Court recognizes its interest in resolving 2 matters on the merits. Accordingly, the Court hereby finds and ORDERS: 3 (1) The Court DECLINES TO ADOPT the Report and Recommendation; 4 (2) This entire action, including the pending motion to appoint counsel, is RE- 5 REFERRED to Judge Theiler for resolution. In addition to performing the normal course of review 6 of pending motions, Judge Theiler shall review the Amended Complaint for compliance with her 7 prior Orders, and shall make any necessary Orders or Recommendations after such review; and 8 9 10 (3) The Clerk is directed to send copies of this Order to Plaintiff and to the Honorable Mary Alice Theiler. DATED this 9th day of June, 2017. 11 A 12 RICARDO S. MARTINEZ CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ORDER - 2

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