Downey v. Andrews M.D. et al

Filing 19

ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT re: Amended Complaint, by 1st Class Mail; mailed on 8/11/2017 to Nikki Behner, Deborah Bellinger, Corrections Major Kane. Signed by Judge James P. Donohue. (PM) cc: plaintiff and Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office via 1st Class Mail

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 6 7 8 DYLAN JAMES DOWNEY, Plaintiff, 9 10 11 12 Case No. C17-968-JCC-JPD ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT v. STUART ANDREWS M.D., et al., Defendants. 13 14 This is a civil rights action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff is proceeding 15 pro se and in forma pauperis. On July 11, 2017, the Court directed that plaintiff’s complaint be 16 served on defendants Stuart Andrews, Alta Langdon, Tony Aston, and Snohomish County, and 17 counsel has appeared on their behalf. On August 2, 2017, plaintiff filed an amended complaint 18 against the original defendants and added as defendants Nikki Behner, former HSA of the 19 Snohomish County Jail; Deborah Bellinger, head nurse of the Snohomish County Jail; and 20 Corrections Major Kane of the Snohomish County Jail. Dkt. 17. 21 The Court, having reviewed plaintiff’s amended complaint, hereby ORDERS as follows: 22 23 ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT - 1 1 (1) Service by Clerk 2 The Clerk is directed to send the following to Ms. Behner, Ms. Bellinger, and Major 3 Kane by first class mail: a copy of plaintiff’s amended complaint, Dkt. 17, a copy of this Order, 4 two copies of the notice of lawsuit and request for waiver of service of summons, a waiver of 5 service of summons, and a return envelope, postage prepaid, addressed to the Clerk’s Office. 6 (2) Response Required 7 Defendant(s) shall have thirty (30) days within which to return the enclosed waiver of 8 service of summons. A defendant who timely returns the signed waiver shall have sixty (60) 9 days after the date designated on the notice of lawsuit to file and serve an answer to the 10 complaint or a motion permitted under Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 11 A defendant who fails to timely return the signed waiver will be personally served with a 12 summons and complaint, and may be required to pay the full costs of such service, pursuant to 13 Rule 4(d)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. A defendant who has been personally 14 served shall file an answer or motion permitted under Rule 12 within thirty (30) days after 15 service. 16 (3) 17 All attorneys admitted to practice before this Court are required to file documents Filing and Service by Parties, Generally 18 electronically via the Court’s CM/ECF system. Counsel are directed to the Court’s website, 19, for a detailed description of the requirements for filing via CM/ECF. 20 All non-attorneys, such as pro se parties and/or prisoners, may continue to file a paper original 21 with the Clerk. All filings, whether filed electronically or in traditional paper format, must 22 indicate in the upper right hand corner the name of the magistrate judge to whom the document 23 is directed. ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT - 2 1 For any party filing electronically, when the total of all pages of a filing exceeds fifty 2 (50) pages in length, a paper copy of the document (with tabs or other organizing aids as 3 necessary) shall be delivered to the Clerk’s Office for chambers. The chambers copy must be 4 clearly marked with the words “Courtesy Copy of Electronic Filing for Chambers.” 5 6 Any document filed with the Court must be accompanied by proof that it has been served upon all parties that have entered a notice of appearance in the underlying matter. 7 (4) Motions, Generally 8 Any request for court action shall be set forth in a motion, properly filed and served. 9 Pursuant to LCR 7(b), any argument being offered in support of a motion shall be submitted as a 10 part of the motion itself and not in a separate document. The motion shall include in its caption 11 (immediately below the title of the motion) a designation of the date the motion is to be noted for 12 consideration upon the Court’s motion calendar. 13 Stipulated and agreed motions, motions to file over-length motions or briefs, motions for 14 reconsideration, joint submissions pursuant to the option procedure established in LCR 37(a)(2), 15 motions for default, requests for the clerk to enter default judgment, and motions for the court to 16 enter default judgment where the opposing party has not appeared shall be noted for 17 consideration on the day they are filed. See LCR 7(d)(1). All other non-dispositive motions 18 shall be noted for consideration no earlier than the third Friday following filing and service of the 19 motion. See LCR 7(d)(3). All dispositive motions shall be noted for consideration no earlier 20 than the fourth Friday following filing and service of the motion. Id. 21 For electronic filers, all briefs and affidavits in opposition to either a dispositive or non- 22 dispositive motion shall be filed and served not later than 11:59 p.m. on the Monday 23 immediately preceding the date designated for consideration of the motion. If a party (i.e. a pro ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT - 3 1 se litigant and/or prisoner) files a paper original, that opposition must be received in the Clerk’s 2 office by 4:30 p.m. on the Monday preceding the date of consideration. 3 The party making the motion may file and serve, not later than 11:59 p.m. (if filing 4 electronically) or 4:30 p.m. (if filing a paper original with the Clerk’s office) on the date 5 designated for consideration of the motion, a reply to the opposing party’s briefs and affidavits. 6 (5) Motions to Dismiss and Motions for Summary Judgment 7 Parties filing motions to dismiss pursuant to Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil 8 Procedure and motions for summary judgment pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil 9 Procedure should acquaint themselves with those rules. As noted above, these motions shall be 10 noted for consideration no earlier than the fourth Friday following filing and service of the 11 motion. 12 Defendants filing motions to dismiss or motions for summary judge are advised that they 13 MUST serve Rand and Wyatt notices concurrently with motions to dismiss and motions for 14 summary judgment so that pro se prisoner plaintiffs will have fair, timely and adequate notice of 15 what is required of them in order to oppose those motions. Woods v. Carey, 684 F.3d 934, 941 16 (9th Cir. 2012). The Ninth Circuit has set forth model language for such notices: 17 A motion for summary judgment under Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will, if granted, end your case. 18 19 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 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 ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT - 4 1 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. 2 3 4 Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d 952, 963 (9th Cir. 1998) (emphasis added); see Wyatt v. Terhune, 315 5 F.3d 1108, 1120 n.14 (9th Cir. 2003) (extending the fair notice requirement to motions to dismiss 6 for failure to exhaust administrative remedies). 7 Defendants who fail to file and serve the required Rand and Wyatt notices on plaintiff 8 may have their motion stricken from the Court’s calendar with leave to re-file. 9 (6) Direct Communications with District Judge or Magistrate Judge 10 No direct communication is to take place with the District Judge or Magistrate Judge with 11 regard to this case. All relevant information and papers are to be directed to the Clerk. 12 (7) The Clerk is directed to send copies of this Order to plaintiff. The Clerk is further 13 directed send a copy of this Order and a courtesy copy of plaintiff’s amended complaint to the 14 Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, by first-class mail. 15 Dated this 10th day of August, 2017. 16 A 17 JAMES P. DONOHUE Chief United States Magistrate Judge 18 19 20 21 22 23 ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT - 5

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