Davis v. Washington State Department of Corrections

Filing 33

ORDER granting first 31 Motion to Amend. The Court denies plaintiff's second 32 Motion to Amend as duplicative. Signed by Magistrate Judge J Richard Creatura.**2 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Willie Davis, Prisoner ID: 629857)(CMG)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 7 8 WILLIE C DAVIS, 9 10 11 12 CASE NO. 3:16-CV-05146-RBL-JRC Plaintiff, ORDER ON MOTION TO AMEND v. WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, et al., Defendants. 13 14 Plaintiff, proceeding in forma pauperis, filed this civil rights complaint pursuant to 42 15 U.S.C. § 1983. Presently before the Court are two motions to amend filed by plaintiff. Dkt. 31 16 (“first motion to amend”), Dkt. 32 (“second motion to amend”). The two motions are identical. 17 Defendants have not filed an opposition to either motion. The Court grants plaintiff’s first 18 motion to amend (Dkt. 31), and denies the second motion to amend (Dkt. 32) as duplicative. 19 DISCUSSION 20 Under Rule 15(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, 21 (1) Amending as a Matter of Course A party may amend its pleading once as a matter of course within: (A) 21 days after serving it, or (B) if the pleading is one to which a responsive pleading is required, 21 days after service of a responsive pleading or 21 days after 22 23 24 ORDER - 1 1 service of a motion under Rule 12(b), (e), or (f), whichever is earlier. 2 (2) Other Amendments 3 In all other cases, a party may amend its pleading only with the opposing party’s written consent or the court’s leave. The court should freely give leave when justice so requires 4 5 Having reviewed plaintiff’s first motion to amend, with no opposition from defendants, 6 the Court grants the first motion to amend (Dkt. 31). The Court denies plaintiff’s second motion 7 to amend (Dkt. 32) as duplicative. 8 The Clerk is directed to docket plaintiff’s proposed second amended complaint (Dkt. 319 2) as the second amended complaint. 10 Dated this 10th day of March, 2017. 11 12 A 13 J. Richard Creatura United States Magistrate Judge 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER - 2

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