IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 2, 2012
CD ALSTON, PLAINTIFF,
CHRISTY WURSTER, ET AL. DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
On June 22, 2012, plaintiff filed a "Motion to Request Leave," in which she "requests leave of court" because she is a defendant in two ongoing criminal proceedings. (Dkt. No. 28.) Plaintiff contends that she "is currently facing substantial jail time and is using all of her resources defending herself pro se in one of the two criminal proceedings and is extremely involved in the other case where she has retained representation." (Id. at 2.) Plaintiff therefore "requests that the court grant Plaintiff leave of court until her criminal trial is concluded." (Id. at 3.)
Although it is not entirely clear what relief plaintiff seeks from this court, it appears that she is seeking to stay this civil action until her criminal proceedings have concluded. However, plaintiff has provided no authority in support of such a stay, and, more importantly, has not demonstrated that such a stay is warranted.*fn1 Therefore, the undersigned will recommend that plaintiff's request for leave, construed as a request to stay this action, be denied.*fn2
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY RECOMMENDED that plaintiff's motion for leave of court (dkt. no. 28), construed as a request to stay the action, be DENIED.
These findings and recommendations are submitted to the United States District Judge assigned to the case, pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(l). Within fourteen (14) days after being served with these findings and recommendations, any party may file written objections with the court and serve a copy on all parties. Such a document should be captioned "Objections to Magistrate Judge's Findings and Recommendations." Any reply to the objections shall be served and filed within seven (7) days after service of the objections. The parties are advised that failure to file objections within the specified time may waive the right to appeal the District Court's order. Martinez v. Ylst, 951 F.2d 1153 (9th Cir. 1991).