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Thomas v. Sheppard-Brooks

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


February 10, 2009

JASON LATRELL THOMAS, PLAINTIFF,
v.
D. SHEPPARD-BROOKS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: William M. Wunderlich United States Magistrate Judge

ORDER FINDING SERVICE OF COMPLAINT APPROPRIATE, AND FORWARDING SERVICE DOCUMENTS TO PLAINTIFF FOR COMPLETION AND RETURN WITHIN THIRTY DAYS

(Doc. 1)

Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Plaintiff filed this action on September 25, 2006. The Court screened Plaintiff's complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A, and found that it states cognizable claims against Defendants Wilber, Vikjord, Frescura, Price, Castro and Hernandez for violation of Plaintiff's First Amendment rights, Defendants Vikjord, Wilber, Castro, Frescura, Price and Hernandez for excessive force in violation of the Eighth Amendment, and Defendants D Sheppard-Brooks, Garza, Gonzales, Wilber and James for failure to protect in violation of the Eighth Amendment.*fn1 Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(a); Erickson v. Pardus, 127 S.Ct. 2197, 2200 (2007); Alvarez v. Hill, 518 F.3d 1152, 1157-58 (9th Cir. 2008). Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED that:

1. Service is appropriate for the following defendants:

WILBER

VIKJORD FRESCURA PRICE CASTRO HERNANDEZ

D. SHEPPARD-BROOKS

I. GARZA

M. GONZALES

JAMES

2. The Clerk of the Court shall send Plaintiff ten USM-285 forms, ten summons, a Notice of Submission of Documents form, an instruction sheet and a copy of the complaint filed September 25, 2006.

3. Within thirty (30) days from the date of this order, Plaintiff shall complete the attached Notice of Submission of Documents and submit the completed Notice to the Court with the following documents:

a. Completed summons;

b. One completed USM-285 form for each defendant listed above; and

c. Eleven copies of the endorsed complaint filed September 25, 2006.

4. Plaintiff need not attempt service on Defendants and need not request waiver of service. Upon receipt of the above-described documents, the Court will direct the United States Marshal to serve the above-named defendants pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4 without payment of costs.

5. The failure to comply with this order will result in a recommendation that this action be dismissed.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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