The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER and FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding without counsel. Plaintiff seeks relief pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and has requested leave to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. This proceeding was referred to this court by Local Rule 302 pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1).
Plaintiff has submitted a declaration that makes the showing required by 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a). Accordingly, the request to proceed in forma pauperis will be granted.
Plaintiff is required to pay the statutory filing fee of $350.00 for this action. 28 U.S.C. §§ 1914(a), 1915(b)(1). By this order, plaintiff will be assessed an initial partial filing fee in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1). By separate order, the court will direct the appropriate agency to collect the initial partial filing fee from plaintiff's trust account and forward it to the Clerk of the Court. Thereafter, plaintiff will be obligated for monthly payments of twenty percent of the preceding month's income credited to plaintiff's prison trust account. These payments will be forwarded by the appropriate agency to the Clerk of the Court each time the amount in plaintiff's account exceeds $10.00, until the filing fee is paid in full. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(2).
The complaint states a potentially cognizable claim for relief pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(b) as to all defendants except for defendant "the Regents at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center ('UCSF Regents')." If the allegations of the complaint are proven, plaintiff has a reasonable opportunity to prevail on the merits of this action as to all defendants except for UCSF Regents.
As to defendant UCSF Regents, against whom plaintiff seeks money damages only, under the Eleventh Amendment, the State of California and its official arms are immune from suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in federal court. See Howlett v. Rose, 496 U.S. 356, 365 (1990). Defendant UCSF Regents is an instrumentality of the State of California for Eleventh Amendment purposes. Jackson v. Hayakawa, 682 F.2d 1344, 1350 (9th Cir.1982); Mitchell v. L.A. Cmty. Coll. Dist., 861 F.2d 198, 201 (9th Cir.1988). Accordingly, because the pleading defects against this defendant cannot be cured, the undersigned recommends that the claims against this defendant be dismissed.
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff's request for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is granted.
2. Plaintiff is obligated to pay the statutory filing fee of $350.00 for this action. Plaintiff is assessed an initial partial filing fee in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1). All fees shall be collected and paid in accordance with this court's order to the Director of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation filed concurrently herewith.
3. Service is appropriate for the following defendants: Pletcher, Osman, Hall, Jolly, Mehta, Sabin, Warhover, Al-Mufti, Long, Dunlap, and Cate.
4. The Clerk of the Court shall send plaintiff 11 USM-285 forms, one summons, an instruction sheet and a copy of the complaint filed March 30, 2011.
5. Within thirty days from the date of this order, plaintiff shall complete the attached Notice of Submission of Documents and submit the following documents to the court:
a. The completed Notice of Submission ...