Follis v. Baker et al

Filing 9

ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE by 1st Class Mail to Defendants, signed by Magistrate Judge J Richard Creatura. (Service Order, Complaint, Notice of Lawsuit, Waiver, and return envelope mailed to Defendants on 9/7/17.)(CMG)(cc mailed to Plaintiff w/instruction sheet; and to Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's office)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 8 9 10 CHARLES EDWARD FOLLIS, Plaintiff, 11 13 14 ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT v. 12 CASE NO. 3:17-cv-05644-RBL-JRC PIERCE COUNTY SHERIFF BAKER AND PIERCE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, Defendants. 15 16 This is a civil rights action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff is proceeding 17 with this action pro se and in forma pauperis. The Court, having reviewed plaintiff’s complaint, 18 hereby ORDERS as follows: 19 (1) Service by Clerk 20 The Clerk is directed to send the following to the named defendants by first class mail: a 21 copy of plaintiff’s complaint, a copy of this Order, two copies of the notice of lawsuit and 22 request for waiver of service of summons, a waiver of service of summons, and a return 23 envelope, postage prepaid, addressed to the Clerk’s Office. 24 ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT - 1 1 (2) Response Required 2 Defendant(s) shall have thirty (30) days within which to return the enclosed waiver of 3 service of summons. A defendant who timely returns the signed waiver shall have sixty (60) 4 days after the date designated on the notice of lawsuit to file and serve an answer to the 5 complaint or a motion permitted under Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 6 A defendant who fails to timely return the signed waiver will be personally served with a 7 summons and complaint, and may be required to pay the full costs of such service, pursuant to 8 Rule 4(d)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. A defendant who has been personally 9 served shall file an answer or motion permitted under Rule 12 within thirty (30) days after 10 service. 11 (3) Filing and Service by Parties, Generally 12 All attorneys admitted to practice before this Court are required to file documents 13 electronically via the Court’s CM/ECF system. Counsel are directed to the Court’s website, 14, for a detailed description of the requirements for filing via CM/ECF. 15 All non-attorneys, such as pro se parties and/or prisoners, may continue to file a paper original 16 with the Clerk. All filings, whether filed electronically or in traditional paper format, must 17 indicate in the upper right hand corner the name of the magistrate judge to whom the document 18 is directed. 19 For any party filing electronically, when the total of all pages of a filing exceeds fifty 20 (50) pages in length, a paper copy of the document (with tabs or other organizing aids as 21 necessary) shall be delivered to the Clerk’s Office for chambers. The chambers copy must be 22 clearly marked with the words “Courtesy Copy of Electronic Filing for Chambers.” 23 24 ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT - 2 1 2 Any document filed with the Court must be accompanied by proof that it has been served upon all parties that have entered a notice of appearance in the underlying matter. 3 (4) Motions, Generally 4 Any request for court action shall be set forth in a motion, properly filed and served. 5 Pursuant to LCR 7(b), any argument being offered in support of a motion shall be submitted as a 6 part of the motion itself and not in a separate document. The motion shall include in its caption 7 (immediately below the title of the motion) a designation of the date the motion is to be noted for 8 consideration upon the Court’s motion calendar. 9 Stipulated and agreed motions, motions to file over-length motions or briefs, motions for 10 reconsideration, joint submissions pursuant to the option procedure established in LCR 37(a)(2), 11 motions for default, requests for the clerk to enter default judgment, and motions for the court to 12 enter default judgment where the opposing party has not appeared shall be noted for 13 consideration on the day they are filed. See LCR 7(d)(1). All other non-dispositive motions 14 shall be noted for consideration no earlier than the third Friday following filing and service of the 15 motion. See LCR 7(d)(3). All dispositive motions shall be noted for consideration no earlier 16 than the fourth Friday following filing and service of the motion. Id. 17 For electronic filers, all briefs and affidavits in opposition to either a dispositive or non- 18 dispositive motion shall be filed and served not later than 11:59 p.m. on the Monday 19 immediately preceding the date designated for consideration of the motion. If a party (i.e. a pro 20 se litigant and/or prisoner) files a paper original, that opposition must be received in the Clerk’s 21 office by 4:30 p.m. on the Monday preceding the date of consideration. 22 \\ 23 \\ 24 ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT - 3 1 The party making the motion may file and serve, not later than 11:59 p.m. (if filing 2 electronically) or 4:30 p.m. (if filing a paper original with the Clerk’s office) on the date 3 designated for consideration of the motion, a reply to the opposing party’s briefs and affidavits. 4 (5) 5 Parties filing motions to dismiss pursuant to Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil 6 Procedure and motions for summary judgment pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil 7 Procedure should acquaint themselves with those rules. As noted above, these motions shall be 8 noted for consideration no earlier than the fourth Friday following filing and service of the 9 motion. 10 Motions to Dismiss and Motions for Summary Judgment Defendants filing motions to dismiss or motions for summary judge are advised that they 11 MUST serve Rand and Wyatt notices concurrently with motions to dismiss and motions for 12 summary judgment so that pro se prisoner plaintiffs will have fair, timely and adequate notice of 13 what is required of them in order to oppose those motions. Woods v. Carey, 684 F.3d 934, 941 14 (9th Cir. 2012). The Ninth Circuit has set forth model language for such notices: 15 A motion for summary judgment under Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will, if granted, end your case. 16 17 18 19 20 21 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 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 24 ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT - 4 1 judgment is granted, your case will be dismissed and there will be no trial. 2 3 Rand v. Rowland, 154 F.3d 952, 963 (9th Cir. 1998) (emphasis added); see Wyatt v. Terhune, 315 4 F.3d 1108, 1120 n.14 (9th Cir. 2003) (extending the fair notice requirement to motions to dismiss 5 for failure to exhaust administrative remedies). 6 7 Defendants who fail to file and serve the required Rand and Wyatt notices on plaintiff may have their motion stricken from the Court’s calendar with leave to re-file. 8 (6) 9 No direct communication is to take place with the District Judge or Magistrate Judge with 10 11 Direct Communications with District Judge or Magistrate Judge regard to this case. All relevant information and papers are to be directed to the Clerk. (7) The Clerk is directed to send copies of this Order and of the Court’s pro se 12 instruction sheet to plaintiff. The Clerk is further directed send a copy of this Order and a 13 courtesy copy of plaintiff’s complaint to the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, by 14 first-class mail. 15 Dated this 5th day of September, 2017. A 16 17 J. Richard Creatura United States Magistrate Judge 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT - 5

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