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Jones v. Fresno County Jail

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


February 19, 2009

LATONIA JONES, PLAINTIFF,
v.
FRESNO COUNTY JAIL, DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge

ORDER CONSTRUING ACTION AS INDIVIDUAL CIVIL SUIT (Doc. 1)

Plaintiff Latonia Jones ("Plaintiff") is a prisoner proceeding pro se in this civil rights action. Plaintiff filed this action on February 2, 2009.

The court is required to screen complaints brought by prisoners seeking relief against a governmental entity or officer or employee of a governmental entity. 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(a). The court must dismiss a complaint or portion thereof if the prisoner has raised claims that are legally "frivolous or malicious," that fail to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, or that seek monetary relief from a defendant who is immune from such relief. 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(b)(1),(2).

The court has a large number of prisoner civil rights cases pending before it and has not yet screened Plaintiff's complaint. However, upon cursory review of the complaint, Plaintiff states that this is a class action. Plaintiff is not an attorney and is proceeding without counsel. A non-attorney proceeding pro se may bring his own claims to court, but may not represent others. Fymbo v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., 213 F.3d 1320, 1321 (2000); Johns v. County of San Diego, 114 F.3d 874, 876 (9th Cir. 1997); C. E. Pope Equity Trust v. United States, 818 F.2d 696, 697 (9th Cir. 1987). A pro se litigant simply cannot "fairly and adequately protect the interests of the class." Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(a)(4); Fymbo, 213 F.3d at 1321. Therefore, this action will be construed as an individual civil suit brought by plaintiff rather than as a class action.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

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