UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 16, 2010
CLARENCE E. HOWARD, PLAINTIFF,
W. J. SULLIVAN, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gary S. Austin United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER STRIKING PLAINTIFF'S SURREPLY
Clarence E. Howard ("Plaintiff") is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis with this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff commenced this action on July 6, 2007. (Doc. 1.) This action now proceeds on the Second Amended Complaint filed on May 18, 2009, against defendant Dr. Kamel ("Defendant"), on Plaintiff's due process claim.*fn1 (Doc. 31.)
On May 5, 2010, Defendant filed a motion to dismiss this action for failure to exhaust remedies. (Doc. 40.) Plaintiff filed an opposition on July 8, 2010, and Defendant filed a reply on July 15, 2010. (Docs. 45, 46.) On August 3, 2010, Plaintiff filed a surreply. (Doc. 47.)
The Local Rules provide for a motion, an opposition, and a reply. Neither the Local Rules nor the Federal Rules provide the right to file a surreply, and the Court neither requested one nor granted a request on the behalf of Plaintiff to file one. Accordingly, Plaintiff's surreply, filed August 3, 2010, shall be stricken from the record.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff's surreply, filed August 3, 2010, is STRICKEN from the Court's record.
IT IS SO ORDERED.