Hinkley v. Vail et al

Filing 12

ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE by 1st Class Mail; mailed on 12/20/12 to Defendants Vail, Russell, Arlow, Carlsen, and Demarz; General Order sent to Pltf. Signed by Magistratea Judge Karen L Strombom. (CMG; cc to Plaintiff)

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1 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 3 4 5 JAMES M. HINKLEY, Plaintiff, 6 8 9 ORDER FOR SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT v. 7 CASE NO. C12-5969 RBL/KLS ELDON VAIL, SCOTT RUSSELL, KERRY ARLOW, JEFF CARLSEN, STEVE DEMARZ, JOHN AND JANES DOES 1-32, 10 Defendants. 11 12 This is a civil rights action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff has been 13 granted leave to proceed with this action in forma pauperis. Accordingly, it is ORDERED: 14 (l) Service by Clerk 15 The Clerk is directed to send the following to the named defendants by first class mail: a 16 copy of Plaintiff’s Complaint, a copy of this Order, two copies of the Notice of Lawsuit and 17 Request for Waiver of Service of Summons, a Waiver of Service of Summons, and a return 18 envelope, postage prepaid, addressed to the Clerk’s Office. 19 (2) Response Required 20 Defendants shall have thirty (30) days within which to return the enclosed waiver of 21 service of summons. A defendant who timely returns a signed waiver shall have sixty (60) days 22 after the date designated on the notice of lawsuit to file and serve an answer to the complaint or a 23 motion permitted under Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 24 ORDER FOR SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT- 1 1 A defendant who fails to timely return a signed waiver will be personally served with a 2 summons and complaint, and may be required to pay the full costs of such service, pursuant to 3 Rule 4(d)(2). A defendant who has been personally served shall file an answer or motion 4 permitted under Rule 12 within thirty (30) days after service. 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 www.wawd.uscourts.gov, 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 works “Courtesy Copy of Electronic Filing for Chambers.” 17 Any document filed with the Court must be accompanied by proof that it has been served 18 upon all parties that have entered a notice of appearance in the underlying matter. 19 (4) 20 Any request for court action shall be set forth in a motion, properly filed and served. Motions 21 Pursuant to amended Local Rule CR 7(b), any argument being offered in support of a motion 22 shall be submitted as a part of the motion itself and not in a separate document. The motion shall 23 include in its caption (immediately below the title of the motion) a designation of the date the 24 motion is to be noted for consideration upon the court’s motion calendar. ORDER FOR SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT- 2 1 Stipulated and agreed motions, motions to file overlength motions or briefs, motions for 2 reconsideration, joint submissions pursuant to the option procedure established in Local Rule 3 CR 37(a)(1)(B), motions for default, requests for the clerk to enter default judgment, and 4 motions for the court to enter default judgment where the opposing party has not appeared shall 5 be noted for consideration on the day they are filed. See Local Rule CR 7(d)(1). All other non6 dispositive motions shall be noted for consideration no earlier than the third Friday following 7 filing and service of the motion. See Local Rule CR 7(d)(3). 8 All dispositive motions shall be noted for consideration no earlier than the fourth Friday 9 following filing and service of the motion. See also infra § 4 (concerning filing and service in 10 general). 11 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 files a 14 paper original (i.e., a pro se litigant and/or prisoner), that opposition must be received in the 15 Clerk’s office by 4:30 p.m. on the Monday preceding the date of consideration. If a party fails to 16 file and serve timely opposition to a motion, the court may deem any opposition to be without 17 merit. 18 The party making the motion may file and serve, not later than 11:59 p.m. (if filing 19 electronically) or 4:30 p.m. (if filing a paper original with the Clerk’s office) on the date 20 designated for consideration of the motion, a response to the opposing party’s briefs and 21 affidavits. 22 (5) 23 Parties filing motions to dismiss pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12 and motions for summary Motions to Dismiss and Motions for Summary Judgment 24 judgment pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 56 should acquaint themselves with those rules. As noted ORDER FOR SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT- 3 1 above, these motions shall be noted for consideration no earlier than the fourth Friday following 2 filing and service of the motion. 3 Defendants filing motions to dismiss (for failure to exhaust administrative remedies) or 4 motions for summary judgment MUST serve Rand and Wyatt notices concurrently with their 5 motions so that pro se prisoner plaintiff will have fair, timely and adequate notice of what is 6 required in order to oppose those motions. Woods v. Carey, 684 F.3d 934, 934 (9th Cir. 7 2012). The Ninth Circuit 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 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 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. 17 Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d 952, 963 (9th Cir. 1998) (emphasis added); see Wyatt v. Terhune, 18 315 F.3d 1108, 1120 n.14 (9th Cir. 2003) (extending the fair notice requirement to motions to 19 dismiss for failure to exhaust administrative remedies). Notices may also note that “Local Rule 20 CR 7(b)(2) states that a party’s failure to file necessary documents in opposition to a motion for 21 summary judgment may be deemed by the court to be an admission that the opposition is without 22 merit.” If Defendants fail to file and serve the Rand and Wyatt notice on the Plaintiff, in a 23 separate document concurrent with their motion, the motion may be stricken from the 24 ORDER FOR SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT- 4 1 Court’s docket with leave to refile once Defendants have complied with the notice 2 requirement. 3 (6) 4 No direct communication is to take place with the District Judge or Magistrate Judge with Direct Communications with District Judge or Magistrate Judge 5 regard to this case. All relevant information and papers are to be directed to the Clerk. 6 (7) 7 The Clerk is directed to send copies of this Order and of the General Order issued by the Clerk’s Action 8 Magistrate Judges to Plaintiffs. The Clerk is further directed to send copies of this Order and a 9 courtesy copy of Plaintiffs’ Complaint to the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. 10 11 DATED this 20th day of December, 2012. 12 A 13 Karen L. Strombom United States Magistrate Judge 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER FOR SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT- 5

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