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Greene v. Sanders

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


June 28, 2009

CEDRIC GREENE, PLAINTIFF,
v.
B. SANDERS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

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

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

Plaintiff is a former state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff has consented to the exercise of magistrate judge jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c)(1). The Court has screened Plaintiff's complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A and finds that it states a cognizable claim for relief under section 1983 against Defendants for use of excessive force, in violation of the Eighth Amendment. Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(a); Erickson v. Pardus, 127 S.Ct. 2197, 2200 (2007); Alvarez v. Hill, 2008 WL 659570, No. 06-35068, *3 (9th Cir. Mar. 13, 2008). Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED that:

1. Service is appropriate for the following defendants:

B. SANDERS

G. DOZER

M. TAYLOR

R. KEPHART

2. The Clerk of the Court shall send to Plaintiff four USM-285 forms, four summonses, a Notice of Submission of Documents form, an instruction sheet and a copy of the complaint filed February 24, 2009.

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. Five copies of the endorsed complaint filed February 24, 2009.

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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