United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Tacoma
ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS
Richard Creatura United States Magistrate Judge
a civil rights action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §
1983. Plaintiff is proceeding with this action pro
se and in forma pauperis. Plaintiff is
currently incarcerated at the Stafford Creek Corrections
Center (“SCCC”) and is subject to the Court's
Prisoner E-Filing Initiative pursuant to General Order 06-16.
The Court, having reviewed plaintiff's complaint, hereby
ORDERS as follows:
Service by Clerk
has named as defendants: Gary Wakeman, chaplain at SCCC;
Belinda Stewart, religious program manager at SCCC; and Brad
Simpson, food services administrator at SCCC.
Clerk is directed to send the following to the named
defendants by email: a copy of plaintiff's complaint, a
copy of this Order, two copies of the notice of lawsuit and
request for waiver of service of summons, and a waiver of
service of summons.
shall have thirty (30) days within which to
return the enclosed waiver of service of summons. A defendant
who timely returns the signed waiver shall have sixty
(60) days after the date designated on the notice of
lawsuit to file and serve an answer to the complaint or a
motion permitted under Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil
defendant who fails to timely return the signed waiver will
be personally served with a summons and complaint, and may be
required to pay the full costs of such service, pursuant to
Rule 4(d)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. A
defendant who has been personally served shall file an answer
or motion permitted under Rule 12 within thirty (30)
days after service.
Filing and Service by Parties, Generally
attorneys admitted to practice before this Court are required
to file documents electronically via the Court's CM/ECF
system. Counsel are directed to the Court's website,
www.wawd.uscourts.gov, for a detailed description of the
requirements for filing via CM/ECF. Plaintiff shall file all
documents electronically. All filings must indicate in the
upper right hand corner the name of the magistrate judge to
whom the document is directed.
document filed with the Court must be accompanied by proof
that it has been served upon all parties that have entered a
notice of appearance in the underlying matter. Plaintiffs
shall indicate the date the document is submitted for
e-filing as the date of service.
registered user of the Court's electronic filing system,
you must accept electronic service of all court filings
(except original service of a complaint) by
prisoner litigants housed at facilities actively engaged in
the Prisoner E-Filing Initiative. Prisoner litigants
incarcerated at facilities actively engaged in the Prisoner
E-Filing Initiative are no longer required to serve their
court filings on the Court or defendants by mail. Service by
mail of your court filings to prison litigants housed in
facilities actively engaged in the Prisoner E-Filing
Initiative is also no longer required.