(PC)Spencer v. Sherman, No. 1:2017cv00479 - Document 13 (E.D. Cal. 2018)

Court Description: FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS, Recommending That This Action Proceed Only Against Defendant Stuart Sherman, on Plaintiiff's Eighth Amendment Conditions of Confinement Claim, and That All Other Claims be Dismissed 1 , signed by Magistrate Judge Gary S. Austin on 4/25/2018: 14-Day Objection Deadline. (Hellings, J)
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 EDWARD B. SPENCER, 12 13 Plaintiff, vs. 14 STUART SHERMAN, 15 Defendant. 16 1:17-cv-00479-AWI-GSA-PC FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS, RECOMMENDING THAT THIS ACTION PROCEED ONLY AGAINST DEFENDANT STUART SHERMAN, ON PLAINTIFF=S EIGHTH AMENDMENT CONDITIONS OF CONFINEMENT CLAIM, AND THAT ALL OTHER CLAIMS BE DISMISSED OBJECTIONS, IF ANY, DUE IN 14 DAYS 17 18 Edward B. Spencer (“Plaintiff”) is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma 19 pauperis with this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On April 4, 2017, Plaintiff 20 filed the Complaint commencing this action, which is now before the court for screening. 21 (ECF No. 1.) The Complaint names defendant Stuart Sherman (Warden of SATF), and alleges 22 claims for adverse conditions of confinement under the Eighth Amendment, violation of health 23 and sanitation standards, and the California Constitution. 24 The court screened Plaintiff=s Complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A and found that 25 it states a cognizable conditions of confinement claim under § 1983 against defendant Stuart 26 Sherman, but no other claims. (ECF No. 11.) On April 6, 2018, Plaintiff was granted leave to 27 either file an amended complaint or notify the court that he is willing to proceed only on the 28 claim found cognizable by the court. (Id.) On April 23, 2018, Plaintiff filed a notice informing 1 1 the court that he is willing to proceed only on the cognizable Eighth Amendment conditions of 2 confinement claim against defendant Sherman. (ECF No. 12.) 3 Based on the foregoing, it is HEREBY RECOMMENDED that: 4 1. 5 This action proceed only against defendant Stuart Sherman on Plaintiff’s claim for adverse conditions of confinement under the Eighth Amendment; 6 2. All remaining claims be dismissed from this action; 7 3. Plaintiff’s state law claims for violation of health and sanitation standards and 8 violation of the California Constitution be dismissed from this action based on 9 Plaintiff's failure to state any claims upon which relief may be granted; and 10 4. 11 This case be referred back to the Magistrate Judge for further proceedings, including initiation of service of process. 12 These Findings and Recommendations will be submitted to the United States District 13 Judge assigned to the case, pursuant to the provisions of Title 28 U.S.C. ' 636(b)(l). Within 14 fourteen (14) days after being served with these Findings and Recommendations, Plaintiff may 15 file written objections with the Court. The document should be captioned “Objections to 16 Magistrate Judge’s Findings and Recommendations.” Plaintiff is advised that failure to file 17 objections within the specified time may waive the right to appeal the District Court=s order. 18 Martinez v. Ylst, 951 F.2d 1153 (9th Cir. 1991). 19 20 21 22 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: April 25, 2018 /s/ Gary S. Austin UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 23 24 25 26 27 28 2