IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 8, 2013
ISABEL TUBACH, PLAINTIFF,
JERRY BROWN, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Carolyn K. Delaney United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER AND FINDINGS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding without counsel. Plaintiff's complaint was filed on February 1, 2013. The court's records reveal that on November 19, 2012, plaintiff filed a complaint in Case No. 2:12-cv-2830 KJN P containing essentially the same allegations against defendant Brown as in the instant complaint. That action was dismissed as duplicative on January 18, 2013.*fn1 Because the present action is also duplicative, the court will recommend that the complaint be dismissed. See Adams v. California Dept. of Health Services, 487 F.3d 684, 688 (9th Cir. 2007) ("District courts retain broad discretion to control their dockets and in the exercise of that power they may impose sanctions including, where appropriate, default and dismissal.") (affirming dismissal of duplicative later-filed action) (citations and quotation marks omitted).
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Clerk of Court assign a district judge to this action.
IT IS HEREBY RECOMMENDED THAT this action be dismissed.
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 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 fourteen 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).