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Case 1:13-cv-00816-GSA Document 15 Filed 09/19/13 Page 1 of 3




















UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT



EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA




OBIE CRISP,

Plaintiff,

vs.

WASCO STATE PRISON, et al.,

Defendants.

1:13-cv-00816-GSA-PC

ORDER DENYING CHANGE OF
ADDRESS TO STREET ADDRESS
(Doc. 14.)

ORDER FOR PLAINTIFF TO FILE
NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS
WITHIN THIRTY DAYS

ORDER DIRECTING CLERK TO
MAIL CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORM
AND COPY OF THIS ORDER TO
PLAINTIFF AT TWO ADDRESSES



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I.

BACKGROUND

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Obie Crisp ("Plaintiff") is a state prisoner proceeding pro se in a civil rights action

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pursuant to 42 U.S.C. ' 1983. Plaintiff filed the Complaint commencing this action on May 30,

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2013. (Doc. 1.)

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On September 16, 2013, Plaintiff filed a notice requesting the court to change his

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address of record from: P.O. Box 5500, Wasco, California 93280-8800, to: In care of Gloria

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B., 912 Caroline Ct., Bakersfield, CA 93307. (Doc. 14.)

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II.

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CHANGE OF ADDRESS TO ADDRESS OTHER THAN PRO SE LITIGANT=S
ACTUAL ADDRESS

In the event that Plaintiff intends to retain his in propria persona status and continue

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representing himself, he may not change his address of record to someone else=s address. There

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is no Federal Rule of Civil Procedure or Local Rule allowing service of court and other legal

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documents at an address other than a pro se litigant=s actual address. Local Rule 131, Local

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Rule 182(f), and Local Rule 183(b) require pro se litigants to inform the court of their address

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and to keep the court informed of any change in their address. There is no authority for the

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proposition that a pro se litigant can simply request the court to serve him at a different address.

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There may be special circumstances in which the court could serve a pro se litigant at a

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separate address. However, no such special circumstances are apparent here. Moreover,

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service at a location other than Plaintiff=s place of residence can pose significant problems with

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ensuring that Plaintiff receives all court documentation, meets court deadlines and prepares and

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signs all of his own legal documentation as a party proceeding in pro se.

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The court’s current address of record for Plaintiff is: Wasco State Prison, P.O. Box

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5500, Wasco, CA 93280-5500. (Court Record.) There is no evidence that Plaintiff was

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released from custody. Therefore, the Clerk of Court shall be directed to send Plaintiff a

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change-of-address form. Plaintiff is required to complete and return the form to the court

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within thirty days, notifying the court of his address of actual residence. Plaintiff is cautioned

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that pro se litigants are required to notify the Clerk and all other parties of any change of

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address, and absent such notice, service of documents at the prior address of the party shall be

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fully effective. See Local Rule 182(f). Moreover, Plaintiff=s failure to comply with an order or

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any Local Rule may be grounds for dismissal of the entire action. See Local Rule 110.

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III. CONCLUSION

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Based on the foregoing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:

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Plaintiff=s request to change his address of record at the court to a street address,

in care of another individual, is DENIED;

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The Clerk is DIRECTED to:

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(a) Mail a copy of this order and a change-of-address form to Plaintiff at

both of the following addresses:

(1)

Obie Crisp
AL-6821
Wasco State Prison
P.O. Box 5500
Wasco, CA 93280-5500

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Obie Crisp
In care of Gloria B.
912 Caroline Ct.
Bakersfield, CA 93307

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Within thirty days of the date of service of this order, Plaintiff is required to file

a notice of change of address, notifying the court of his address of actual

residence; and

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Plaintiff's failure to comply with this order shall result in a recommendation that

this action be dismissed.







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IT IS SO ORDERED.

Dated: September 19, 2013


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/s/ Gary S. Austin
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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