IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 8, 2011
WILLIAM BARKER, PLAINTIFF,
R. YASSINE, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, proceeds with a civil rights action. On July 27, 2011, defendant filed a motion to dismiss certain claims from this action. Plaintiff has not responded to the motion to dismiss. Instead plaintiff has filed a motion to stay (Doc. 34).
Plaintiff seeks to stay the motion to dismiss and his deposition as the district judge assigned to this case is currently reconsidering the undersigned's denial of plaintiff's motion to appoint counsel. Docs. 24, 30. However, the issues in this case are not complicated-plaintiff alleges an incident of excessive force which do not involve the need for expert testimony. And despite plaintiff's description of his inability to proceed with this lawsuit, the organization and structure of the complaint say otherwise.
It does not appear that plaintiff will be appointed counsel and if counsel is appointed, plaintiff can file an amended opposition to the motion to dismiss. Therefore, plaintiff's motion to stay is denied. Plaintiff must file an opposition to the motion to dismiss within 14 days of service of this order. Failure to file an opposition will result in a recommendation that those claims be dismissed.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's motion to stay (Doc. 34) is denied. Plaintiff must file an opposition within 14 days of service of this order. Failure to file an opposition will result in a recommendation that those claims be dismissed.
GGH: AB bark0246.ord2
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