IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 11, 2012
MALIK JONES, PLAINTIFF,
J. MCGUIRE, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Carolyn K. Delaney United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff is a prisoner proceeding pro se with a complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This court issued findings and recommendations on June 22, 2012 which recommended that the defendants' motion to dismiss be granted for failure to exhaust administrative remedies as to the following claims: (a) as to plaintiff's claim that defendant Bainbridge used excessive force on September 21, 2007; (b) as to plaintiff's claim that Bainbridge used excessive force on October 16, 2007; and (c) as to plaintiff's claim that defendant's Follosoco and Lipton used excessive force on November 6, 2007. (See Dkt. No. 79.) Pursuant to the Ninth Circuit's recent decision in Woods v. Carey, Nos. 09-15548, 09-16113, -- F.3d --, 2012 WL 2626912 (9th Cir. July 6, 2012), the court hereby reminds plaintiff of the following requirements for opposing the motion to dismiss for failure to exhaust administrative remedies made by defendants pursuant to non-enumerated Rule 12(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure filed by defendant on July 21, 2011.*fn1 Such a motion is a request for dismissal of unexhausted claims without prejudice. The defendant may submit affidavits or declarations under penalty of perjury and admissible documentation to support the motion to dismiss. To oppose the motion, plaintiff may likewise file declarations under penalty of perjury and admissible documentation. Plaintiff may rely upon statements made under the penalty of perjury in the complaint if the complaint shows that plaintiff has personal knowledge of the matters state and the plaintiff calls to the court's attention those parts of the complaint upon which plaintiff relies. Plaintiff may serve and file one or more affidavits or declarations by other persons who have personal knowledge of relevant matters. Plaintiff may also rely upon written records, but plaintiff must prove that the records are what plaintiff claims they are. If plaintiff fails to contradict defendant's evidence with admissible evidence, the court may rely on the defendant's evidence. In the event both sides submit matters outside the pleadings, the court may look beyond the pleadings and decide disputed issues of fact. If plaintiff does not serve and file a written opposition to the motion, the court may consider the failure to act as a waiver of opposition to the defendant's motion. If the defendant's motion to dismiss, whether opposed or unopposed, is granted, plaintiff's unexhausted claims will be dismissed without prejudice. A motion or opposition supported by unsigned affidavits or declarations will be stricken.
Plaintiff will be provided twenty-one (21) days to file additional evidentiary materials if he wishes regarding the motion to dismiss for failure to exhaust administrative remedies.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff shall have twenty-one (21) days from the date of this order to file additional evidentiary submissions if he wishes, but it is not required. No extensions of time will be given.