The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER DIRECTING SERVED DEFENDANTS TO FILE RESPONSIVE PLEADING WITHIN THIRTY DAYS
Plaintiff Bryan E. Ransom ("Plaintiff") is a prisoner proceeding pro se in this civil rights action. Plaintiff originally filed his action in the Kings County Superior Court on June 26, 2012. Defendants paid the filing fee and removed the action on August 16, 2012.*fn1
On April 3, 2013, the Court issued Findings and Recommendations regarding dismissal of certain claims and Defendants. The Findings and Recommendations also found cognizable claims against the remaining Defendants. The Findings and Recommendations were adopted on May 8, 2013.
On April 3, 2013, Plaintiff was ordered to serve the Defendants who had not already appeared within 120 days. Service for these Defendants (Martines, Watkins, Hieng, Lovelady, Hubbard, Hugh, Weaver, Macias, Lopez and Gibson) is pending.
In the April 3, 2013, order, the Court indicated that the Defendants who had been served would be instructed to answer by separate order.
Accordingly, the Court ORDERS Defendants Vogel, Perez, Marsical, Cortez, Vellejo, Singh, Aguirre, Wooden, Alanis, Messick, Ulit, Moon, Kernan, Clark and Wang to FILE A RESPONSIVE PLEADING within thirty (30) days of the date of service of this order.