Aguda v. Unknown Organization

Filing 6

ORDER denying Plaintiff's 5 Request. Plaintiff shall, within thirty (30) days of the date of this Order, file an amended complaint. If an acceptable amended complaint is not filed within thirty (30) days of the date of this Order, this a ction will be dismissed without prejudice. The Clerk of Court is directed to send a copy of this Order to plaintiff and to place this Order to Show Cause on the Court's calendar for 2/25/2022. Signed by Judge Lauren King. (SR)(cc: Plaintiff via U.S. mail)

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Case 2:22-cv-00010-LK Document 6 Filed 01/10/22 Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 8 9 10 11 12 ALIH P. AGUDA, v. CASE NO. 22-00010-LK Plaintiff, 13 UNKNOWN ORGANIZATION, 14 ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR A COURT DATE AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Defendant. 15 16 This matter comes before the Court on its review of Plaintiff's complaint (Dkt. No. 4) 17 under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B) and on Plaintiff’s Request for a Court Date (Dkt. No. 5). In that 18 Request, Plaintiff, who is proceeding pro se, includes the words “Request for a Court Date,” but 19 he does not state what type of court date he is seeking. The Court will not set scheduling dates in 20 this case at this time because Plaintiff’s Complaint is deficient as set forth below. 21 This Court may dismiss a case in which the plaintiff, like Plaintiff in this case, is 22 proceeding in forma pauperis at any time if it determines that the action is “frivolous or 23 malicious” or “fails to state a claim on which relief may be granted.” 28 U.S.C. 24 ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR A COURT DATE AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE - 1 Case 2:22-cv-00010-LK Document 6 Filed 01/10/22 Page 2 of 3 1 § 1915(e)(2)(B)(i)-(ii). And the Court must dismiss any action if it “determines at any time that it 2 lacks subject-matter jurisdiction.” Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(h)(3). The party asserting jurisdiction has 3 the burden of establishing all jurisdictional facts. See United States v. Orr Water Ditch Co., 600 4 F.3d 1152, 1157 (9th Cir. 2010). 5 The Court, having reviewed the record as a whole, finds that Plaintiff's Complaint has not 6 established that the Court has subject matter jurisdiction over this matter. The Complaint fails to 7 identify any basis for the Court’s jurisdiction. Furthermore, the Complaint fails to state a claim 8 upon which relief can be granted by a federal court. Plaintiff filed his Complaint against an 9 “Unknown Organization” as the only defendant but does not identify that defendant, set forth 10 any facts regarding its alleged wrongs, or identified any cause of action. A complaint “must 11 contain sufficient factual matter, accepted as true, to ‘state a claim to relief that is plausible on its 12 face.’” Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662, 678 (2009) (quoting Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 13 544, 570 (2007)). 14 Plaintiff shall, within thirty (30) days of the date of this Order, file an amended complaint 15 that identifies the basis for the Court’s subject matter jurisdiction and provides a short and plain 16 statement of the factual basis for each of his claims as required by Federal Rule of Civil 17 Procedure 8. In addition, any defendant shall be specifically identified in the caption of the 18 amended complaint. If an acceptable amended complaint is not filed within thirty (30) days of 19 the date of this Order, this action will be dismissed without prejudice. The Clerk of Court is 20 directed to send a copy of this Order to plaintiff and to place this Order to Show Cause on the 21 Court’s calendar for February 25, 2022. 22 Plaintiff’s Request for a Court Date (Dkt. No. 5) is DENIED. 23 24 ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR A COURT DATE AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE - 2 Case 2:22-cv-00010-LK Document 6 Filed 01/10/22 Page 3 of 3 1 2 3 4 Dated this 10th day of January, 2022. A Lauren King United States District Judge 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR A COURT DATE AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE - 3

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