UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 16, 2009
THOMAS HIGHTOWER, PLAINTIFF,
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, ET. AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Oliver W. Wanger United States District Judge
ORDER DISREGARDING DEFENDANTS' MOTIONS TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM AND FOR FAILURE TO EXHAUST ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES AS MOOT (Docs. 75, 97)
Plaintiff, Thomas Hightower, ("Plaintiff") is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This action was previously proceeding on Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint, filed August 13, 2007. (Doc. 31.) However, on September 11, 2009 Magistrate Judge Sandra M. Snyder issued a new order re-screening the Second Amended Complaint in light of changed pleading standards. Ashcroft v. Iqbal, ___ U.S. ___, 129 S.Ct. 1937 (2009); Moss v. U.S. Secret Service, 572 F.3d 962 (9th Cir. 2009).
Based on the foregoing, Defendants' Motions to Dismiss under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b) and 12(b)(6) filed November 25, 2008 and April 9, 2009, are HEREBY DISREGARDED AS MOOT.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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