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Terry K. Pleasant v. Michelle Turner; R. Rasmussen; and Matthew Serrato

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


April 29, 2013

TERRY K. PLEASANT, PLAINTIFF,
v.
MICHELLE TURNER; R. RASMUSSEN; AND MATTHEW SERRATO
DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gary S. Austin United States Magistrate Judge

) ) ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST ) FOR COURT DOCUMENTS, IN PART ) (Doc. 7)

Pro Se Plaintiff Terry Pleasant ("Plaintiff") initiated this civil action on March 7, 2013. On April 15, 2013, Plaintiff filed a motion for "re-service" of Court's Docket Document No.2; a form to consent to, or decline, the jurisdiction of a magistrate judge; a copy of his filed complaint; and a copy of the Local Rules of this Court.

Plaintiff is advised that the Court cannot provide copying and mailing services for any party, including a plaintiff granted in forma pauperis status . As explained in the Informational Order issued by this Court on March 29, 2013 and provided to Plaintiff, copies of documents from the Court's docket may be obtained at a cost of fifty cents per page. (Doc. 5, ¶ 3). Further, if a party requires a file-stamped copy of any document filed with the Court, the party must, at the time of filing, submit an original and two conformed copies, as well as a pre-addressed, postage-paid envelope. The original and one conformed copy is required for Court use; the second copy will be file-stamped and returned to the filing party in the envelope provided. (Doc. 5 ¶ 3).

In the present instance only, Plaintiff's motion for specific documents is granted in part. The Clerk of this Court is hereby directed to provide the following documents to Plaintiff:

(1) a copy of the docket sheet in this matter; *fn1

(2) a copy of the filed complaint in this matter (excluding exhibits); and

(3) a form for accepting/declining a magistrate judge's jurisdiction over the matter. Plaintiff's request for applicable Local Rules of this Court is denied without prejudice.

The Court will screen Plaintiff's complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2), in due course. Upon a finding by the Court that the complaint states cognizable claims and is appropriate for service on defendants, Plaintiff may renew his request for a copy of applicable Local Rules.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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