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Macklin v. Select Portfolio Servicing

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


June 10, 2010

JAMES L. MACKLIN, PLAINTIFF,
v.
SELECT PORTFOLIO SERVICING, INC., ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge

ORDER

On May 7, 2010, defendants Matthew Hollingsworth, Robert J. Jackson, Amy E. Starrett, and R.K. Arnold filed a motion to dismiss plaintiff's complaint for failure to state a claim pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), with a hearing date of June 17, 2010. (Dkt. No. 11.) On June 4, 2010, plaintiff filed a notice of intent to file a first amended complaint and a first amended complaint. (Dkt. Nos. 12, 13.) Although Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a)(1)(B) states that a party may amend a pleading once as a matter of course within 21 days after service of a Rule 12(b) motion, and plaintiff's amended pleading was filed beyond that 21 days, the court finds that leave to amend should be given in this case. Therefore, plaintiff's amended complaint will be deemed the currently operative complaint in this action. Further, the defendants' June 17, 2010 motion to dismiss will be deemed moot and will be removed from this court's calendar.*fn1

The court also notes that plaintiff's amended complaint states in the caption that plaintiff is filing an "amended complaint for temporary restraining order." (Dkt. No. 13 at 1.) The court does not construe the caption of plaintiff's amended complaint in and of itself as an affirmative request for immediate injunctive relief. To the extent that plaintiff intends to seek relief by way of a temporary restraining order, he must do so by filing additional documents and complying with further temporary restraining order procedures as set forth in the relevant Local and Federal rules. See e.g., Local Rule 231 (specifying, among other things, the documents necessary to request a temporary restraining order); see also Fed. R. Civ. P. 65.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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