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Medina v. Lopez

United States District Court, E.D. California

July 8, 2015

PABLO A. MEDINA, Plaintiff,
v.
J. LOPEZ, et al., Defendants.

ORDER DISMISSING CASE, WITH PREJUDICE, FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM UPON WHICH RELIEF MAY BE GRANTED ORDER THAT THIS DISMISSAL IS SUBJECT TO THE "THREE-STRIKES" PROVISION SET FORTH IN 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g) ORDER FOR CLERK TO CLOSE CASE

GARY S. AUSTIN, Magistrate Judge.

Pablo A. Medina ("Plaintiff") is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis with this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On November 3, 2014, Plaintiff and nineteen co-plaintiffs filed case 2:14-cv-2566-DAD-PC, Hicks v. Lopez, at the Sacramento Division of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. On November 12, 2014, the case was transferred to the Fresno Division of the Eastern District and opened as case 1:14-cv-01764-GSA-PC (Hicks v. Lopez). On November 24, 2014, the court issued an order severing the twenty plaintiffs' claims in case 1:14-cv-1764-GSA-PC, and the present case was opened for Plaintiff, 1:14-cv-1850-GSA-PC, Medina v. Lopez. (Doc. 1.) Plaintiff now proceeds as the sole Plaintiff in the present case.

On December 8, 2014, Plaintiff consented to the jurisdiction of a Magistrate Judge in this action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), and no other parties have made an appearance. (Doc. 4.) Therefore, pursuant to Appendix A(k)(4) of the Local Rules of the Eastern District of California, the undersigned shall conduct any and all proceedings in the case until such time as reassignment to a District Judge is required. Local Rule Appendix A(k)(3). On December 12, 2014, Plaintiff filed the First Amended Complaint. (Doc. 5.) On February 17, 2015, with leave of court, Plaintiff filed the Second Amended Complaint. (Doc. 12.)

On April 9, 2015, case 1:14-cv-1794-MJS-PC, Medina v. CDCR, was consolidated with the present case, and Plaintiff was granted leave to either file a Third Amended Complaint in the present case, or notify the court that he wishes to proceed with the Second Amended Complaint. (Doc. 15.) On April 24, 2015, Plaintiff filed a notice that he wished to proceed with the Second Amended Complaint. (Doc. 16.)

The court screened the Second Amended Complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A and issued an order on April 28, 2015, dismissing the Second Amended Complaint for failure to state a claim, with leave to file a Third Amended Complaint within thirty days. (Doc. 17.) The thirty-day time period has now expired, and Plaintiff has not filed a Third Amended Complaint or otherwise responded to the court's order.[1] As a result, there is no pleading on file which sets forth any claims upon which relief may be granted.

Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:

1. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A and 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e), this action is DISMISSED, with prejudice, based on Plaintiff's failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted under section 1983;
2. This dismissal is subject to the "three-strikes" provision set forth in 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g). Silva v. Vittorio, 658 F.3d 1090, 1098 (9th Cir. 2011); and
3. The Clerk of Court is directed to close this case.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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