IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 26, 2013
ANDRE JAMAL ROBINSON,
MATTHEW CATES, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
Plaintiff, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed this civil rights action seeking relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The matter was referred to a United States Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Rule 302.
On December 5, 2012, the Magistrate Judge filed findings and recommendations herein (ECF No. 31) which were served on all parties and which contained notice to all parties that any objections to the findings and recommendations were to be filed within twenty days. Plaintiff has filed objections to the findings and recommendations.
Plaintiff has also filed a motion to amend his complaint, asking in summary fashion that the Court: (1) dismiss defendant McDonald; (2) quash plaintiff's religious services claims; and (3) "add or entertain" certain constitutional claims. See ECF No. 34. Plaintiff is advised that, as recommended by the Magistrate Judge, Plaintiff will be given an opportunity to add or to delete claims and/or defendants in his amended complaint, as outlined in the findings and recommendations.
In accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C) and Local Rule 304, this Court has conducted a de novo review of this case. Having carefully reviewed the entire file, the Court finds the findings and recommendations to be supported by the record and by proper analysis.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The findings and recommendations filed December 5, 2012 (ECF No. 31) are ADOPTED IN FULL;
2. The order to show cause, filed August 8, 2012 (ECF No. 20) is DISCHARGED;
3. Plaintiff's motion for an order to show cause (ECF No. 19) is DENIED;
4. Plaintiff's motion for default judgment (ECF No. 21) is DENIED;
5. Defendant's motion to dismiss (ECF No. 18) is GRANTED;
6. The complaint is DISMISSED as moot against Defendant McDonald;
7. The complaint is DISMISSED with leave to amend against remaining Defendants for the reasons stated in the Magistrate Judge's findings and recommendation.
8. Plaintiff's motion to amend his complaint (ECF No. 34) is DENIED as unnecessary; and
9. Plaintiff shall file an amended complaint against Defendants Cate and Guirbino within twenty-eight (28) days from the date of service of this Order. If no amended pleading is filed within 28 days, the Court will dismiss Plaintiff's complaint with prejudice and will direct the Clerk of the Court to close this case.
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