United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
ORDER DIRECTING PERSONAL SERVICE BY UNITED STATES
MICHELLE L. PETERSON UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE.
a civil rights action brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
Plaintiff is proceeding with this action pro se and
in forma pauperis. The Court hereby ORDERS as
Service by United States Marshal.
United States Marshal shall personally serve Whatcom County
by delivering copies of the summons and amended complaint
(dkt. # 7), and copies of this Order, to the Whatcom County
Executive in accordance with Rule 4(j)(2) of the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure. The Clerk shall issue summons and
assemble the necessary documents to effect this personal
Response to Complaint
twenty-one (21) days after service,
defendant Whatcom County shall file and serve an answer or a
motion directed to the amended complaint, as permitted by
Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
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. All non-attorneys, such
as pro se parties and/or prisoners, may continue to
file a paper original with the Clerk. All filings, whether
filed electronically or in traditional paper format, must
indicate in the upper right hand corner the name of the
magistrate judge to whom the document is directed.
party filing electronically, when the total of all pages of a
filing exceeds fifty (50) pages in length, a paper copy of
the document (with tabs or other organizing aids as
necessary) shall be delivered to the Clerk's Office for
chambers. The chambers copy must be clearly marked with the
words “Courtesy Copy of Electronic Filing for
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.
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
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.
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 preceding the date designated for consideration
of the motion. If a party (i.e. a pro se litigant
and/or prisoner) files a paper original, that opposition must