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Martinez v. Beard

United States District Court, E.D. California

March 11, 2015

JUAN CARLOS MARTINEZ, Plaintiff,
v.
BEARD, et al., Defendants.

FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO DISMISS DEFENDANTS BEARD, KATAVICH, SAGUSTA, SANGER, YOUSSEF, MARSHALL, THARRAT, and KELSO AND ALL CLAIMS AGAINST THEM (Docs. 31, 32) 30-DAY DEADLINE

JENNIFER L. THURSTON, Magistrate Judge.

I. Findings

Plaintiff, Juan Carlos Martinez, is a prisoner in the custody of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation ("CDCR") and is proceeding in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff filed the Complaint in this action on March 19, 2014. (Doc. 1.) Summons issued on May 19, 2014. (Docs. 7, 8.) Various of the Defendants requested a screening order, which was granted. (Docs. 17, 19, 21.) Plaintiff was ordered to either file a first amended complaint or notify of willingness to proceed only on claims found to be cognizable. (Doc. 21.) Plaintiff filed the First Amended Complaint on which screening was again requested. (Docs. 24, 25.) Upon screening, Plaintiff was ordered to either file a second amended complaint or to notify of willingness to proceed only on claims found to be cognizable. (Doc. 29.) Plaintiff filed the Second Amended Complaint which Defendants again requested be screened. (Docs. 31, 32.) Upon screening and, by concurrently issued order, all of the claims against all of the Defendants named in the Second Amended Complaint have been found to be cognizable.

However, Plaintiff did not name all of the Defendants he originally named in this action as Defendants in the Second Amended Complaint. Specifically, Plaintiff did not name the following persons in any of this three delineated causes of action nor are they listed as Defendants in the Second Amended Complaint: CDCR Secretary Jeffrey A. Beard; Warden John N. Katavich; R. Sagusta; M. Sanger; Ashraf Youssef, MD; Brian Marshall; Robert Tharratt, MD; and J. Clark Kelso. Thus it appears that Plaintiff no longer wishes to pursue these Defendants such that dismissal from this action is appropriate.

Rule 41(a)(1)(A) allows a Plaintiff to "dismiss an action without a court order by filing: (i) a notice of dismissal before the opposing party serves either an answer or a motion for summary judgment; or (ii) a stipulation of dismissal signed by all parties who have appeared." Subsection (B) of Rule 41 provides that, "[u]nless the notice or stipulation states otherwise, the dismissal is without prejudice. But if the plaintiff previously dismissed any federal- or state-court action based on or including the same claim, a notice of dismissal operates as an adjudication on the merits." Subsection (2) of Rule 41provides in pertinent part that, "[e]xcept as provided in Rule 41(a)(1), an action may be dismissed at the plaintiff's request only by court order, on terms that the court considers proper...."

None of the Defendants in this action have filed either an answer or a motion for summary judgment. Thus, dismissal with prejudice of CDCR Secretary Jeffrey A. Beard; Warden John N. Katavich; R. Sagusta; M. Sanger; Ashraf Youssef, MD; Brian Marshall; Robert Tharratt, MD; and J. Clark Kelso based on Plaintiff's failure to name and/or pursue them as Defendants in the Second Amended Complaint is appropriate.

II. CONCLUSION

Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint does not name CDCR Secretary Jeffrey A. Beard; Warden John N. Katavich; R. Sagusta; M. Sanger; Ashraf Youssef, MD; Brian Marshall; Robert Tharratt, MD; and J. Clark Kelso as Defendants in this action, nor does Plaintiff list any of them in the three claims that he has delineated. Thus, they and all claims against them are properly dismissed from this action with prejudice.

Accordingly, it is HEREBY RECOMMENDED that CDCR Secretary Jeffrey A. Beard; Warden John N. Katavich; R. Sagusta; M. Sanger; Ashraf Youssef, MD; Brian Marshall; Robert Tharratt, MD; and J. Clark Kelso and all claims against them be dismissed from this action with prejudice.

These Findings and Recommendations will be submitted to the United States District Judge assigned to the case, pursuant to the provisions of Title 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(l). Within 30 days after being served with these Findings and Recommendations, Plaintiff may file written objections with the Court. The document should be captioned "Objections to Magistrate Judge's Findings and Recommendations." Plaintiff is advised that failure to file objections within the specified time may result in the waiver of rights on appeal. Wilkerson v. Wheeler, ___ F.3d ____, ____, No. 11-17911, 2014 WL 6435497, at *3 (9th Cir. Nov. 18, 2014) (citing Baxter v. Sullivan, 923 F.2d 1391, 1394 (9th Cir. 1991)).

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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