IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 16, 2011
VINCENTE SOLOMON, PLAINTIFF,
J. NEGRETE, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, seeks relief pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This court, by order, filed on June 21, 2011, found the amended complaint in the instant action appropriate for service as to thirteen defendants.*fn1 Plaintiff has been unable to return the documents necessary for service due at least in part to inaction on the part of one or more prison officials, an issue that is dealt with in a separate order. On September 8, 2011, plaintiff filed a motion, which the court construes as a request for a preliminary injunction, asking the court to order that his pain medications be renewed. Plaintiff alleges that Dr. Tate, one of the named defendants, has abruptly cut him off from necessary pain medications for no medical reason, essentially asserting that this action constitutes a form of a retaliation for plaintiff's having filed the instant lawsuit.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that:
1. Within fourteen days of the date of this order, defendant Dr. Tate must file a response to plaintiff's motion, filed on September 8, 2011, construed as a motion for preliminary injunctive relief. There will be no extension of time granted for defendant's response; and
2. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of pages 1 through 3 and pages 68 through 75*fn2 of the amended complaint, filed on June 6, 2011 (docket # 25), a copy of plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunctive relief, filed on September 8, 2011 (docket # 41), and a copy of this order on defendant Dr. Tate at California Correctional Institution / 24900 California 202 / Tehachapi, CA 93561-5558 (P.O. Box 1031 / Tehachapi, CA 93581 Attn.: Dr. Tate) and on Monica Anderson, Supervising Deputy Attorney General.