The court has resolved several pleadings-based motions filed by the defendants, and, on July 23, 2012, plaintiff was given leave to file an amended complaint within 30 days of that date.*fn1 (Order, July 23, 2012, at 4, Dkt. No. 40.) Because of the number of pleadings-based motions filed in this case, the court enters this order to provide plaintiff with clarity about the nature of the leave provided by the court.
In preparing his First Amended Complaint, plaintiff shall not name "Does I through X" as defendants. (Order, June 15, 2012, at 2, Dkt. No. 39.) Additionally, in regards to defendant Anthony Shelley, plaintiff has only been granted leave to allege claims pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act, Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971), or both. (Order, June 15, 2012, at 2, Dkt. No. 38.) Finally, in regards to defendant Internal Revenue Service, plaintiff may only allege a claim or claims premised on violations of the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552a(d)(1), and Internal Revenue Code § 6103(a), 26 U.S.C. § 6103(a). (Order, July 23, 2012, at 4.)