Thomas, Jr v. State of Washington

Filing 3

ORDER RE COMPLAINT; plaintiff's claims are identical or nearly identical to a complaint filed in C17-617BAT, clerk directed to close this matter and file the amended complaint in C17-617BAT by Judge Ricardo S Martinez. (RS) cc plaintiff

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1 2 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 4 5 6 GASKINS THOMAS, JR, 7 8 CASE NO. C17-661 RSM Plaintiff, ORDER RE: COMPLAINT v. STATE OF WASHINGTON, 9 Defendant. 10 11 This matter comes before the Court sua sponte. On April 28, 2017, Plaintiff Gaskins 12 Thomas, Jr. filed this action requesting to proceed in forma pauperis. Dkt. #1. An examination of 13 the attached Complaint, Dkt. #1-2, reveals that Plaintiff’s claims are identical or nearly identical to 14 an earlier Complaint filed by Plaintiff on April 19, 2017, in case number C17-617-BAT. Plaintiff 15 references this earlier filing in his IFP application, and includes the phrase “Amended Complaint” 16 in his attached Complaint. See Dkts. #1; #1-2. 17 Accordingly, the Court deems Plaintiff’s Complaint in this matter an Amended Complaint 18 in Plaintiff’s prior matter with case number C17-617-BAT and DIRECTS the Clerk to file it in that 19 matter as an Amended Complaint. The Court further DIRECTS the Clerk to close this case. 20 Dated this 5th day of May 2017. A 21 22 RICARDO S. MARTINEZ CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 23 24 ORDER RE: COMPLAINT - 1

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