Draganov v. Nikolova

Filing 5

MINUTE ORDER dismissing complaint without prejudice for failure to state a claim on which relief may be granted. Authorized by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour. (PM) cc: Plaintiff via the USPS

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THE HONORABLE JOHN C. COUGHENOUR 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 DETELIN DRAGANOV, 10 11 12 Plaintiff, CASE NO. C17-0613-JCC MINUTE ORDER v. TANYA NIKOLOVA, 13 Defendant. 14 15 16 The following Minute Order is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable John C. Coughenour, United States District Judge: 17 This matter comes before the Court sua sponte. On April 21, 2017, Plaintiff Detelin 18 Draganov was granted in forma pauperis (IFP) status. (Dkt. No. 3.) If a plaintiff has been granted 19 IFP status, the Court shall dismiss the case at any time if it determines that the action fails to 20 state a claim on which relief may be granted. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B)(ii). Accordingly, and for 21 the reasons set forth below, the Court hereby DISMISSES Draganov’s complaint (Dkt. No. 4) 22 without prejudice. 23 A complaint must cite facts supporting a “plausible” cause of action. Bell Atlantic Corp. 24 v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 555-56 (2007). A claim has “facial plausibility” when the party 25 seeking relief “pleads factual content that allows the Court to draw the reasonable inference that 26 the defendant is liable for the misconduct alleged.” Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662, 672 (2009) MINUTE ORDER C17-0613-JCC PAGE - 1 1 (internal quotations omitted). Conclusory allegations of law will not suffice. Vasquez v. L.A. 2 County, 487 F.3d 1246, 1249 (9th Cir. 2007). 3 Here, Draganov alleges no facts to support his claims. Instead, he merely alleges, without 4 elaboration, that Defendant Tanya Nikolova participated in a conspiracy and committed 5 malicious prosecution, fraud, false allegations, libel, imprisonment of a minor, and crimes 6 against children. (Dkt. No. 4 at 2.) Without any supporting factual allegations, Draganov fails to 7 state a claim upon which relief can be granted. 8 Draganov’s complaint (Dkt. No. 4) is therefore DISMISSED without prejudice. 9 DATED this 21st day of April 2017. 10 William M. McCool Clerk of Court 11 s/Paula McNabb Deputy Clerk 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 MINUTE ORDER C17-0613-JCC PAGE - 2

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