Vincent v. Stewart et al

Filing 51

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Karen L Strombom Granting Plaintiff's 37 Motion; and Directing Personal Service of Summons and Civil Rights Complaint on Defendant Joe Williamson by the United States Marshal. **5 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Gail Vincent, Prisoner ID: 897422)(GMR)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 6 7 8 GAIL VINCENT, Plaintiff, 9 v. 10 BELINDA STEWART, et al, 11 CASE NO. 3:16-cv-05023-RBL-KLS ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT ON DEFENDANT JOE WILLIAMSON Defendants. 12 13 This is a civil rights action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff is proceeding 14 with this action pro se and in forma pauperis. Service of the second amended complaint by the 15 Clerk on defendant Williamson was ordered on May 24, 2016. Dkt. 25. On November 14, 2016, 16 plaintiff filed a motion to order the Department of Corrections (DOC) to file under seal the 17 residential address of defendant Williamson, and to order service on defendant Williamson by 18 the United States Marshal, because defendant Williamson had not yet returned the signed waiver 19 of service within the 30 day time period to do so. Dkt. 37. 20 As the DOC did not object to the filing under seal of defendant Williamson’s residential 21 address, on November 30, 2016, the Court ordered that it do so. Dkt. 39. However, rather than 22 ordering service by the United States Marshal, the Court instead directed the Clerk to first serve 23 defendant Williamson by mail at his residential address. Id. On December 29, 2016, the Court ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT ON DEFENDANT JOE WILLIAMSON - 1 1 received the return of service unexecuted. Dkt. 44. Accordingly, the Court deems service by the 2 United States Marshal on defendant Williamson to now be appropriate, and accordingly hereby 3 ORDERS as follows: 4 (1) 5 Plaintiff’s motion to serve defendant Williamson via the United States Marshall (Dkt. 37) Service by United States Marshal 6 is GRANTED. The United States Marshal is ORDERED to personally serve the summons and 7 complaint together with a copy of this Order upon defendant Williamson. The Clerk shall issue 8 summons and assemble the necessary documents to effect this personal service. Plaintiff is pro 9 se and has been granted in forma pauperis status in this matter, and the Court finds good cause 10 for why the cost of personal service should not be assessed defendant Williamson under Federal 11 Rule of Civil Procedure 4(d)(2). 12 (2) 13 Within twenty (20) days after service, defendant Williamson shall file and serve an Response Required 14 answer or a motion directed to the complaint, as permitted by Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of 15 Civil Procedure. 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 Plaintiff shall file all documents electronically. All filings must indicate in the upper right hand 21 corner the name of the magistrate judge to whom the document is directed. 22 23 ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT ON DEFENDANT JOE WILLIAMSON - 2 1 Any document filed with the Court must be accompanied by proof that it has been served 2 upon all parties that have entered a notice of appearance in the underlying matter. Plaintiffs shall 3 indicate the date the document is submitted for e-filing as the date of service. 4 (4) 5 As a registered user of the Court’s electronic filing system, you must accept electronic Non-State Defendants 6 service of all court filings (except original service of a complaint) by prisoner litigants housed at 7 the Washington State Penitentiary (WSP), Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC), Coyote 8 Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC), or Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) who are subject to 9 Mandatory Electronic E-Filing. WSP, SCCC, CRCC, and MCC prisoner litigants are no longer 10 required to serve their court filings on the Court or defendants by mail. Service by mail of your 11 court filings to WSP, SCCC, and CRCC prisoner litigants is also no longer required. 12 (5) 13 Any request for court action shall be set forth in a motion, properly filed and served. Motions, Generally 14 Pursuant to LCR 7(b), any argument being offered in support of a motion shall be submitted as a 15 part of the motion itself and not in a separate document. The motion shall include in its caption 16 (immediately below the title of the motion) a designation of the date the motion is to be noted for 17 consideration upon the Court’s motion calendar. 18 Stipulated and agreed motions, motions to file over-length motions or briefs, motions for 19 reconsideration, joint submissions pursuant to the option procedure established in LCR 37(a)(2), 20 motions for default, requests for the clerk to enter default judgment, and motions for the court to 21 enter default judgment where the opposing party has not appeared shall be noted for 22 consideration on the day they are filed. See LCR 7(d)(1). All other non-dispositive motions shall 23 be noted for consideration no earlier than the third Friday following filing and service of the ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT ON DEFENDANT JOE WILLIAMSON - 3 1 motion. See LCR 7(d)(3). All dispositive motions shall be noted for consideration no earlier than 2 the fourth Friday following filing and service of the motion. Id. 3 For electronic filers, all briefs and affidavits in opposition to either a dispositive or non- 4 dispositive motion shall be filed and served not later than 11:59 p.m. on the Monday 5 immediately preceding the date designated for consideration of the motion. 6 The party making the motion may electronically file and serve not later than 11:59 p.m. 7 on the date designated for consideration of the motion, a reply to the opposing party’s briefs and 8 affidavits. 9 10 (6) Motions to Dismiss and Motions for Summary Judgment Parties filing motions to dismiss pursuant to Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil 11 Procedure and motions for summary judgment pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil 12 Procedure should acquaint themselves with those rules. As noted above, these motions shall be 13 noted for consideration no earlier than the fourth Friday following filing and service of the 14 motion. 15 Defendants filing motions to dismiss based on a failure to exhaust or motions for 16 summary judge are advised that they MUST serve a Rand notice concurrently with motions to 17 dismiss based on a failure to exhaust and motions for summary judgment so that pro se prisoner 18 plaintiffs will have fair, timely and adequate notice of what is required of them in order to 19 oppose those motions. Woods v. Carey, 684 F.3d 934, 941 (9th Cir. 2012). The Ninth Circuit has 20 set forth model language for such notices: 21 A motion for summary judgment under Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will, if granted, end your case. 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 ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT ON DEFENDANT JOE WILLIAMSON - 4 1 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. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d 952, 963 (9th Cir. 1998) (emphasis added). 9 Defendants who fail to file and serve the required Rand notice on plaintiff may have their 10 motion stricken from the Court’s calendar with leave to re-file. 11 (7) Direct Communications with District Judge or Magistrate Judge 12 No direct communication is to take place with the District Judge or Magistrate Judge with 13 regard to this case. All relevant information and papers are to be directed to the Clerk. 14 (8) The Clerk is directed to send copies of this Order to plaintiff. The Clerk is further 15 directed send a copy of this Order and a courtesy copy of plaintiff’s complaint to the Washington 16 State Office of the Attorney General by first-class mail. 17 Dated this 13th day of January, 2017. 18 19 A 20 Karen L. Strombom United States Magistrate Judge 21 22 23 ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT ON DEFENDANT JOE WILLIAMSON - 5

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