UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 3, 2011
HERMAN D. SHEAD,
TRANSCRIPT C/O VANG, (DOC. 49) DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sheila K. Oberto United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR COPY OF WITNESS'S DEPOSITION
Plaintiff Herman D. Shead, a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 on January 5, 2009. On April 7, 2011, Plaintiff filed a motion seeking a copy of witness Robert Henderson's deposition transcript.
Plaintiff is not entitled to a free review of the transcript because he was not the deponent, Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(e)(1), and there is no provision allowing Plaintiff to obtain a free copy for himself, Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(f)(3). If Plaintiff is able to pay for the transcript, he may make arrangements to obtain a copy by directly contacting the court reporter or the entity that provided the court reporter.
Accordingly, Plaintiff's motion for a free copy of witness Robert Henderson's deposition transcript is HEREBY DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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