UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 7, 2011
JAMES FREDRICK MENEFIELD, PLAINTIFF,
JAMES A. YATES, ET AL.,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Michael J. Seng United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT'S REQUEST FOR SCREENING ORDER AND FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE ANSWER (ECF No. 1)
Plaintiff James Fredrick Menefield ("Plaintiff") is a state prisoner proceeding pro se in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Defendants removed this action from state court and now requests that the Court screen Plaintiff's Complaint in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1915A. That request is GRANTED. The Court will screen Plaintiff's Complaint in due course.
Defendants also ask that they not be required to answer or otherwise defend against this action until thirty days after the screening order is entered.*fn1 Defendants' Request is GRANTED. Defendants shall answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff's claims within thirty days of the Court's screening order, if any claims are found cognizable.
IT IS SO ORDERED.