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Fields v. Velasco

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


June 4, 2009

KEVIN E. FIELDS, PLAINTIFF,
v.
J. M. VELASCO, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sandra M. Snyder United States Magistrate Judge

ORDER FINDING SERVICE OF FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT APPROPRIATE, AND FORWARDING SERVICE DOCUMENTS TO PLAINTIFF FOR COMPLETION AND RETURN WITHIN THIRTY DAYS (Doc. 17.)

Plaintiff Kevin E. Fields ("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 August 21, 2008. (Doc. 1.) On March 27, 2009, plaintiff filed the first amended complaint. (Doc. 17.) The court screened plaintiff's first amended complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A, and found that it states a cognizable claim for retaliation against defendant Correctional Officer ("C/O") J. M. Velsaco. (Doc. 19.)*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 defendant C/O J. M. VELASCO;

2. The Clerk of the Court shall send plaintiff one (1) USM-285 form, one (1) summons, a Notice of Submission of Documents form, an instruction sheet and a copy of the first amended complaint filed March 27, 2009 (Doc. 17.);

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 defendant C/O J. M. VELASCO; and

c. Two (2) copies of the endorsed first amended complaint filed March 27, 2009.

4. Plaintiff need not attempt service on defendant 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 defendant 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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