ERIC BEAUCHAMP V. D. DOGLIETTO, No. 15-15616 (9th Cir. 2017)

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NOT FOR PUBLICATION FILED OCT 6 2017 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT ERIC C. BEAUCHAMP, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. U.S. COURT OF APPEALS No. 15-15616 D.C. No. 3:13-cv-02098-CRB MEMORANDUM* D. J. DOGLIETTO, Officer; et al., Defendants-Appellees. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California Charles R. Breyer, District Judge, Presiding Submitted September 26, 2017** Before: SILVERMAN, TALLMAN, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges. California state prisoner Eric C. Beauchamp appeals pro se from the district court’s summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging excessive force, deliberate indifference to medical needs, and state law claims. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We review de novo. Williams v. Paramo, * This disposition is not appropriate for publication and is not precedent except as provided by Ninth Circuit Rule 36-3. ** The panel unanimously concludes this case is suitable for decision without oral argument. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)(2). 775 F.3d 1182, 1191 (9th Cir. 2015) (summary judgment for failure to exhaust administrative remedies); Hebbe v. Pliler, 627 F.3d 338, 341 (9th Cir. 2010) (dismissal under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6)). We affirm. The district court properly granted summary judgment on Beauchamp’s federal claims because Beauchamp failed to raise a genuine dispute of material fact as to whether he properly exhausted administrative remedies or whether administrative remedies were effectively unavailable to him. See Ross v. Blake, 136 S. Ct. 1850, 1858-60 (2016) (setting forth circumstances when administrative remedies are unavailable, including when “prison administrators thwart inmates from taking advantage of a grievance process through machination, misrepresentation, or intimidation”); Woodford v. Ngo, 548 U.S. 81, 90 (2006) (“[P]roper exhaustion of administrative remedies . . . means using all steps that the agency holds out, and doing so properly (so that the agency addresses the issues on the merits).” (citation, internal quotation marks, and emphasis omitted)); Sapp v. Kimbrell, 623 F.3d 813, 823-24, 826-27 (9th Cir. 2010) (describing limited circumstances where improper screening renders administrative remedies unavailable or where exhaustion might otherwise be excused). The district court properly dismissed Beauchamp’s state law assault and 2 15-15616 battery claim as time-barred because, even with the benefit of all arguably applicable equitable tolling, Beauchamp failed to file this action within the applicable statute of limitations. See Cal. Gov’t Code § 945.6(a)(1) (action must be commenced no more than six months after the notice of rejection of the government tort claim is mailed); Fink v. Shedler, 192 F.3d 911, 916 (9th Cir. 1999) (three-pronged test for equitable tolling in California). AFFIRMED. 3 15-15616