ORDER AND ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE BY THE UNITED STATES MARSHAL WITHOUT PREPAYMENT OF COSTS
Plaintiff is a prisoner without counsel seeking relief for alleged civil rights violations. See 42 U.S.C. § 1983. He proceeds in forma pauperis. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915. On September 15, 2010, the court determined that plaintiff's complaint states a cognizable claim for relief against defendants Drs. Jennings, Crispin, and Zhang, and ordered plaintiff to provide a completed summons, sufficient copies of the complaint for service, information for service of process on form USM-285, and a notice of compliance. Plaintiff has filed the required papers.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The Clerk of the Court is directed to forward the instructions for service of process, the completed summons, four copies of the March 2, 2010, complaint, copies of the form Consent to Proceed Before a United States Magistrate Judge, and copies of this order to the United States Marshal. The Clerk is further directed to return the original copy of the complaint to plaintiff at his address of record.
2. Within 14 days from the date of this order, the United States Marshal shall notify defendants Drs. Jennings, Crispin, and Zhang of the commencement of this action and request a waiver of service of summons in accordance with the provisions of Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(d) and 28 U.S.C. § 566(c).
3. The United States Marshal shall retain the sealed summons and a copy of the complaint in their file for future use.
4. The United States Marshal shall file returned waivers of service of summons and requests for waivers that are returned as undelivered promptly upon their receipt.
5. If a defendant fails to return a waiver of service of summons within 60 days from the date the request is mailed, the United States Marshal shall:
a. Personally serve process and a copy of this order upon the defendant, see Fed.
R. Civ. P. 4, 28 U.S.C. § 566(c), and command all necessary assistance from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to execute this order, while maintaining the confidentiality of all information provided.
b. File, within 14 days after effecting personal service, the return of service with evidence of any attempts to secure a waiver of service of summons and of the costs incurred in effecting service. Such costs shall be enumerated on the USM-285 form and shall include any costs the Marshal's office incurs for photocopying additional copies of the summons and complaint and for preparing new USM-285 forms. Costs of service will be taxed against the personally served defendant. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(d)(2).
6. Defendants shall reply to the complaint within the time provided in Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(a).
7. Unless otherwise ordered, all motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, discovery motions, and motions made under the authority of Fed. R. Civ. P. 7, 11, 12, 15, 41, 55, 56, 59 and 60, and Local Rule ("L.R.") 110 shall be briefed in accordance with L.R. 230(l). Failure timely to file an opposition or statement of no opposition to a motion may be deemed a waiver of opposition to the motion and may result in the imposition of sanctions. L.R. 230(l). Opposition to all other motions need be filed only as directed by the court.
8. If plaintiff is released from prison while this case is pending, any party may request application of the other provisions of L.R. 230 in lieu of L.R. 230(l). Until such a motion is granted, L.R. 230(l) will remain in effect regardless of plaintiff's custodial status. See L.R. 102(d).
9. As required by the appellate court in Wyatt v. Terhune, 315 F.3d 1108, 1120 n.14 (9th Cir. 2003), the court hereby informs plaintiff of the following with respect to opposing a motion to dismiss and/or for summary judgment for failure to exhaust available administrative remedies. Such a motion is a request that the court dismiss without prejudice any unexhausted claims. The moving party may submit affidavits or declarations under penalty of perjury and admissible documents in support of its motion. Plaintiff may file declarations under penalty of perjury and admissible documents in support of his opposition. Plaintiff may rely on his own statements made under penalty of perjury in the complaint if the complaint shows that he has personal knowledge of the matters stated, and plaintiff specifies the parts of the complaint on which he relies. Affidavits or declarations must be sworn to by persons who have personal knowledge of relevant matters. If plaintiff seeks to rely on written records, he must prove that the records are what he asserts them to be. If plaintiff fails to contradict defendant's evidence with admissible evidence, the court may ...