UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 5, 2012
MICHAEL EUGENE HOLLIS,
MARGARET MIMS, ET AL.,
ORDER DISREGARDING SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT AND DIRECTING CLERK'S OFFICE TO FILE SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT IN CASE NUMBER AS A FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT/ Doc. 14
On May 9, 2011, Plaintiff Michael Eugene Hollis ("Plaintiff"), a prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Doc. 1. On October 17, 2011, the Court issued a screening order, dismissing Plaintiff's complaint, with leave to amend. Doc. 7. On November 9, 2011, the Court granted Plaintiff's motion for a sixty day extension of time to file an amended complaint. Doc. 9. On January 20, 2012, Plaintiff filed a first amended complaint. Doc. 10. On March 23, 2012, Plaintiff filed the exhibits to his first amended complaint. Doc. 13. The Court has not screened Plaintiff's first amended complaint in this action.
On May 10, 2011, Plaintiff filed Hollis v. Laird, et al., 1:11-cv-00748-AWI-SKO, as a separate civil action in this district. On March 22, 2012, the Court issued a screening order, dismissing Plaintiff's complaint, with leave to amend. Doc. 10. On April 11, 2012, the Court granted Plaintiff's motion for a sixty day extension of time to file a first amended complaint. Doc. 12.
On June 18, 2012, Plaintiff filed a second amended complaint in this case, listing the case number for this civil action. Doc. 14. The Court has reviewed the allegations in the second amended complaint and finds that Plaintiff intended to file this pleading in the separate action of Hollis v. Laird, 1:11-cv-00748-AWI-SKO. The allegations in his second amended complaint, together with the timing of Plaintiff's filing, lead the Court to believe Plaintiff intended to file an amended complaint in the other case. Therefore, Plaintiff's second amended complaint is DISREGARDED in this civil action, and the Court DIRECTS the Clerk's office to file the second amended complaint as a first amended complaint in Hollis v. Laird, 1:11-cv-00748-AWI-SKO.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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