UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 7, 2012
ANDREW A. CEJAS,
W. K. MYERS, ET AL.,
ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO AMEND COMPLAINT AND ORDERING PLAINTIFF TO FILE ONE COMPLETE, SIGNED FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT WITHIN THIRTY DAYS Doc. 8
On February 24, 2012, Plaintiff Andrew A. Cejas ("Plaintiff"), state
prisoner proceeding pro se, filed this civil rights action pursuant to
42 U.S.C. § 1983. Doc. 1. On April 17, 2012, the Court issued an order
striking Plaintiff's complaint as unsigned. Doc. 6.*fn1
On April 25, 2012, Plaintiff filed a complaint but only
completed the signature page and referred the Court to his original
complaint, which was stricken from the record. Doc. 7. On April 30,
2012, Plaintiff filed a motion to amend his complaint, sending the
Court a few pages to supplement his original complaint. Doc. 8. In
essence, Plaintiff requests this Court to refer to three documents to
constitute the whole of his complaint, including his original unsigned
complaint, which was stricken from the record. Docs. 1, 7,
Pursuant to Local Rule 220, "every pleading to which an amendment or supplement is permitted as a matter of right or has been allowed by court order shall be . . . complete in itself without reference to the prior or superseded pleading. No pleading shall be deemed amended or supplemented until this Rule has been complied with." The Court will grant Plaintiff leave to file a first amended complaint which is complete in itself. The Court does not accept piecemeal complaints.
Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff is GRANTED leave to file one signed, first amended complaint, which is complete in itself, and does not refer to any other pleadings, within thirty (30) days from the date of service of this order. Failure to file a signed complaint will result in dismissal of this action.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE