Willis v. Kiser et al
ORDER granting 25 Motion to Stay. Plaintiff's § 1983 action is stayed until 3/6/18, pending resolution of his habeas petition (3:17-cv-05772-RJB-JRC). Plaintiff shall file a status report and a motion to extend the stay on or before 2/20/18 -- fourteen days for the stay ends. **SEE ORDER FOR REMAINING DETAILS** Signed by Magistrate Judge J Richard Creatura.**2 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Darrel Willis, Prisoner ID: 854804)(CMG)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
DARREL PATRICK WILLIS,
ORDER GRANTING STAY
NICK KISER, et al.,
CASE NO. 3:17-cv-05373-BHS-JRC
The District Court has referred this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 civil rights action to United States
Magistrate Judge J. Richard Creatura pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) and (B), and local
Magistrate Judge Rules MJR1, MJR3 and MJR4.
Plaintiff Darrel Patrick Willis, proceeding pro se, filed this § 1983 action on May 18,
2017. Dkt. 1. The Court screened plaintiff’s action and found that his suit was barred under Heck
because it sought recovery for an allegedly unlawful conviction before plaintiff proved his
conviction was unlawful through state and federal habeas proceedings. Dkt. 11. Pursuant to the
Court’s order, plaintiff filed an amended complaint. Dkt. 15. However, he also included a
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petition for habeas corpus under the same cause number. Dkt. 16. He subsequently filed
amended versions of both of these pleadings. Dkts. 17, 18.
The Court ordered that plaintiff’s habeas petition be re-docketed with its own cause
number. Dkt. 21. It further ordered that plaintiff file an amended complaint -- voluntarily dismiss
his § 1983 action -- or move the Court to stay this action pending the outcome of his petition for
habeas relief. Id. Plaintiff filed a second amended complaint and a motion to stay the action.
Dkts. 23, 25. Defendants have not yet been served with plaintiff’s complaint.
Therefore, it is ORDERED:
1) Plaintiff’s § 1983 action is stayed until March 6, 2018, pending the resolution of his
habeas petition (3:17-cv-05772-RJB-JRC).
2) Plaintiff shall file a status report and a motion to extend the stay on or before
February 20, 2018 -- fourteen days before the stay ends. Plaintiff’s report shall inform
the Court of the status of his habeas proceedings. Plaintiff’s failure to file a status
report and motion to extend the stay will result in the stay expiring and plaintiff’s
action moving forward.
3) Should the District Court terminate review of plaintiff’s habeas petition before
February 20, 2018, either by granting or denying the petition, plaintiff will inform the
Court and file a motion to lift the stay within 30 days of the District Court’s action.
4) The Clerk is directed to note the February 20, 2018 due date on the Court’s calendar.
Dated this 6th day of December, 2017.
J. Richard Creatura
United States Magistrate Judge
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