Crespo-Gutierrez v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services et al

Filing 6

ORDER DIRECTING PERSONAL SERVICE by US Marshal; to US Citizenship and Immigration Services and Director Leon Rodriguez; General Order sent to Pltf. by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (SWT) (cc: USMO with 285 forms, summons and complaint; USAO with complaint; Plaintiff with pro se instruction sheet)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 6 7 8 AXEL CRESPO-GUTIERREZ, Plaintiff, 9 10 11 v. U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, et al., 12 Case No. C17-1406RSL ORDER DIRECTING PERSONAL SERVICE BY UNITED STATES MARSHAL Defendants. 13 14 This is a civil rights action brought pursuant to various provisions of federal law and the 15 United States Constitution. Plaintiff is proceeding with this action pro se and in forma pauperis. 16 The Court, having reviewed plaintiff’s complaint, hereby ORDERS as follows: 17 (1) Service by United States Marshal 18 The United States Marshal shall personally serve the United States by delivering copies 19 of the summons and complaint, and copies of this Order, to the United States Attorney for the 20 Western District of Washington in accordance with Rule 4(i)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil 21 Procedure. The Clerk shall issue summons and assemble the necessary documents to affect this 22 personal service. 23 ORDER DIRECTING PERSONAL SERVICE BY UNITED STATES MARSHAL - 1 1 (2) Response to Complaint 2 Within thirty (30) days after service, defendant(s) shall file and serve an answer or a 3 motion directed to the complaint, as permitted by Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil 4 Procedure. 5 (3) 6 All attorneys admitted to practice before this Court are required to file documents Filing and Service by Parties, Generally 7 electronically via the Court’s CM/ECF system. Counsel are directed to the Court’s website, 8, for a detailed description of the requirements for filing via CM/ECF. 9 All non-attorneys, such as pro se parties and/or prisoners, may continue to file a paper original 10 with the Clerk. All filings, whether filed electronically or in traditional paper format, must 11 indicate in the upper right hand corner the name of the magistrate judge to whom the document 12 is directed. 13 For any party filing electronically, when the total of all pages of a filing exceeds fifty 14 (50) pages in length, a paper copy of the document (with tabs or other organizing aids as 15 necessary) shall be delivered to the Clerk’s Office for chambers. The chambers copy must be 16 clearly marked with the words “Courtesy Copy of Electronic Filing for Chambers.” 17 18 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. 19 (4) Motions, Generally 20 Any request for court action shall be set forth in a motion, properly filed and served. 21 Pursuant to LCR 7(b), any argument being offered in support of a motion shall be submitted as a 22 part of the motion itself and not in a separate document. The motion shall include in its caption 23 ORDER DIRECTING PERSONAL SERVICE BY UNITED STATES MARSHAL - 2 1 (immediately below the title of the motion) a designation of the date the motion is to be noted for 2 consideration upon the Court’s motion calendar. 3 Stipulated and agreed motions, motions to file over-length motions or briefs, motions for 4 reconsideration, joint submissions pursuant to the option procedure established in LCR 37(a)(2), 5 motions for default, requests for the clerk to enter default judgment, and motions for the court to 6 enter default judgment where the opposing party has not appeared shall be noted for 7 consideration on the day they are filed. See LCR 7(d)(1). All other non-dispositive motions shall 8 be noted for consideration no earlier than the third Friday following filing and service of the 9 motion. See LCR 7(d)(3). All dispositive motions shall be noted for consideration no earlier than 10 11 the fourth Friday following filing and service of the motion. Id. For electronic filers, all briefs and affidavits in opposition to either a dispositive or non- 12 dispositive motion shall be filed and served not later than 11:59 p.m. on the Monday 13 immediately preceding the date designated for consideration of the motion. If a party (i.e. a pro 14 se litigant and/or prisoner) files a paper original, that opposition must be received in the Clerk’s 15 office by 4:30 p.m. on the Monday preceding the date of consideration. 16 The party making the motion may file and serve, not later than 11:59 p.m. (if filing 17 electronically) or 4:30 p.m. (if filing a paper original with the Clerk’s office) on the date 18 designated for consideration of the motion, a reply to the opposing party’s briefs and affidavits. 19 (5) Motions to Dismiss and Motions for Summary Judgment 20 Parties filing motions to dismiss pursuant to Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil 21 Procedure and motions for summary judgment pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil 22 Procedure should acquaint themselves with those rules. As noted above, these motions shall be 23 ORDER DIRECTING PERSONAL SERVICE BY UNITED STATES MARSHAL - 3 1 noted for consideration no earlier than the fourth Friday following filing and service of the 2 motion. 3 Defendants filing motions to dismiss or motions for summary judge are advised that they 4 MUST serve Rand and Wyatt notices concurrently with motions to dismiss and motions for 5 summary judgment so that pro se prisoner plaintiffs will have fair, timely and adequate notice of 6 what is required of them in order to oppose those motions. Woods v. Carey, 684 F.3d 934, 941 7 (9th Cir. 2012). The Ninth Circuit has set forth model language for such notices: 8 A motion for summary judgment under Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will, if granted, end your case. 9 17 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 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. 18 Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d 952, 963 (9th Cir. 1998) (emphasis added); see Wyatt v. Terhune, 315 19 F.3d 1108, 1120 n.14 (9th Cir. 2003) (extending the fair notice requirement to motions to dismiss 20 for failure to exhaust administrative remedies). 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 21 22 Defendants who fail to file and serve the required Rand and Wyatt notices on plaintiff may have their motion stricken from the Court’s calendar with leave to re-file. 23 ORDER DIRECTING PERSONAL SERVICE BY UNITED STATES MARSHAL - 4 1 (6) 2 No direct communication is to take place with the District Judge or Magistrate Judge with 3 4 Direct Communications with District Judge or Magistrate Judge regard to this case. All relevant information and papers are to be directed to the Clerk. (7) The Clerk is directed to send copies of this Order and of the Court’s pro se 5 instruction sheet to plaintiff. The Clerk is further directed send a copy of this Order and a 6 courtesy copy of plaintiff’s complaint to the civil-process clerk at the office of the United States 7 Attorney for the Western District of Washington, by first-class mail. 8 DATED this 23rd day of October, 2017. 9 10 A Robert S. Lasnik 11 United States District Judge 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ORDER DIRECTING PERSONAL SERVICE BY UNITED STATES MARSHAL - 5

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