UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 2, 2011
RAUL SANCHEZ ZAVALA,
HECTOR RIOS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sandra M. Snyder United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR INITIAL DISCLOSURES
(ECF No. 17)
Plaintiff Raul Sanchez Zavala ("Plaintiff") is a federal prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil action pursuant to Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388, 91 S.Ct. 1999 (1971), which provides a remedy for violation of civil rights by federal actors. Plaintiff filed a second amended complaint on June 10, 2010, which is pending screening. On March 24, 2011, Plaintiff filed a motion for initial disclosures pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26.
The discovery phase of this litigation is not yet open. Plaintiff is directed to paragraph eight of the Court's First Informational Order, filed April 17, 2009. In that order, Plaintiff was specifically informed that he may not conduct discovery until Defendants file an answer and the Court issues the discovery order. Additionally, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure exempts from initial disclosure "an action brought without an attorney by a person in the custody of the Untied States." Fed. R. Civ. Proc. 26(a)(1)(B).
Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff's motion for initial disclosures is DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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