UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 21, 2011
RICHARD JA Q U E Z , J R . ,
COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Morrison C. England, Jr. United States District Judge
Plaintiff Richard Jaquez, Jr. ("Plaintiff") filed the instant Complaint against Sacramento County and various individually named Sacramento County Jail employees (collectively, "Defendants") for injuries Plaintiff sustained while detained in the Sacramento County Main Jail. Defendants Sacramento County, Eric Maness, Jamie Lewis, and AnnMarie Boylan filed a Motion to Dismiss the complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 12(b)(6). Plaintiff's First, Second, and Sixth causes of action were not at issue in the motion.
On February 1, 2011 this Court issued an order granting in part Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint. (ECF No. 23.) Specifically, the order explained that the Motion was granted as to Defendant County of Sacramento on the Third and Fourth Causes of Action; denied as to Defendants Eric Maness, Jamie Lewis, and AnnMarie Boylan on the Third and Fourth Causes of Action; and granted as to all parties on the Fifth Cause of Action. (Id. at 8.) Plaintiff was permitted to amend his complaint within twenty days from February 1, and failed to do so.
Upon receiving no amended complaint, the Court issued an order dismissing the entire case without leave to amend. (ECF No. 30.) Plaintiff filed the instant Motion for Reconsideration, explaining that the case should not have been fully dismissed, since the Court's previous order did not grant Defendants' motion in full. (ECF No. 32.) Plaintiff, in this regard, is correct, and the Court prematurely dismissed the complaint in full.
As such, Plaintiff's Motion for Reconsideration (ECF No. 32) is GRANTED in part. The Clerk of Court is ordered to re-open the case, and the matter will proceed against all Defendants as to the First, Second, and Sixth Causes of Action and against only Defendants Eric Maness, Jamie Lewis, and AnnMarie Boylan as to the Third and Fourth Causes of Action.
The Fifth Cause of Action is still dismissed as to all parties. Plaintiff's request to file a Second Amended Complaint is DENIED as untimely.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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