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Avalos v. Baltzell

United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle

August 5, 2019

CARLOS AVALOS, Plaintiff,
v.
STEPHANIE L BALTZELL, ET AL., Defendants.

          ORDER DIRECTING RENEWED SERVICE AND ANSWER TO AMENDED PRISONER CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT

          BRIAN A. TSUCHIDA, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

         This is a federal civils rights action filed by plaintiff who is currently incarcerated at the MONORE CORRECTIONAL COMPLEX-SOU and is subject to the Court's Mandatory E-Filing Initiative under General Orders 02-15 and 06-16. On July 12, 2019, the Court directed service of plaintiff's civil rights complaint. Dkt. 4. On August, 1, 2019, plaintiff filed a declaration with attachments in support of his complaint. Dkt. 6. The Court notes that the plaintiff is proceeding pro se in this action. In order to promote judicial efficiency and avoid confusion the Court will consider both documents together (Dkts. 4 and 6) as constituting the amended complaint (discussed in Dkt. 7) in this action. Accordingly, the Court hereby finds and ORDERS as follows:

         (1) Service by Clerk

         The Clerk is directed to send the following to the named defendants located at Stafford Creek: Stefani L. Baltzell, Amanda Kersey, Ronald Haynes, Jenva Cotton, D. Dahne, Schreiber (custody program), Schneider (nurse), Benjamin P. Porter, Renee Wuollet, Brian Schuetter, Vincent Stroup, Eric Stielau, Carpenter (sergeant), R. Donahue (psychiatrist) and Department of Corrections, UTILIZING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL E-SERVICE PROCEDURE, a copy of the amended complaint (discussed in Dkt. 7 as consisting of Dkts. 4 and 6 together), a copy of this Order, two copies of the notice of lawsuit and request for waiver of service of summons, a waiver of service of summons forms for each defendant.

         (2) Response Required

         Defendants 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 amended complaint or a motion permitted under Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

         Any 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 30 days after service.

         (3) Filing and Service by Parties Generally

         All 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.

         Any 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.

         (4) Motions, Generally

         Any request for court action shall be set forth in a motion, properly filed and served. Pursuant to LCR 7(b), any argument being offered in support of a motion shall be submitted as a part of the motion itself and not in a separate document. The motion shall include in its caption (immediately below the title of the motion) a designation of the date the motion is to be noted for consideration upon the Court's motion calendar.

         Stipulated and agreed motions, motions to file over-length motions or briefs, motions for reconsideration, joint submissions pursuant to the option procedure established in LCR 37(a)(2), motions for default, requests for the clerk to enter default judgment, and motions for the court to enter default judgment where the opposing party has not appeared shall be noted for consideration on the day they are filed. See LCR 7(d)(1). All other non-dispositive motions shall be noted for consideration no earlier than the third Friday following filing and service of the motion. See LCR 7(d)(3). All dispositive motions shall be noted for consideration no earlier than the fourth Friday following filing and service of the motion. Id.

         For electronic filers, all briefs and affidavits in opposition to either a dispositive or non-dispositive motion shall be filed and served not later than 11:59 p.m. on the Monday immediately ...


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