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Jones v. Betti

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


September 3, 2009

MALIK JONES, PLAINTIFF,
v.
L. BETTI, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

ORDER

Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding without counsel in an action brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. He was previously ordered to submit the materials necessary to effect service of process.*fn1 His requests for additional time to comply with the order were granted, first in an order filed October 1, 2008, and again in an order filed November 18, 2008. Plaintiff responded with a request for reconsideration filed on December 4, 2008, which blamed prison staff for plaintiff's failure to comply with the earlier orders. He also filed a motion for sanctions. Since the filing of those motions, and after several more attempts at compliance, plaintiff succeeded in submitting the materials. In turn, defendants have since waived service of process and have appeared in this action by way of counsel's request for an extension of time to file a response to the complaint on behalf of the defendants. Accordingly, plaintiff motion for reconsideration, which seeks to explain his initial inability to provide the materials necessary to serve process on the defendants, is now moot. Therefore, the motions are denied.

Accordingly, it is ORDERED that:

1. Plaintiff's December 4, 2008, motion for reconsideration is denied; and,

2. Plaintiff's December 31, 2008, motion for sanctions is denied.


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