IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF HAWAII
April 18, 2012
DONNA EDWARDS; THOMAS D. COLLINS III; THE STATE OF HAWAII AND GOV. NEAL ABERCROMBIE, HON. BERT I. AYABE JUDGE OF CIRCUIT COURT OF FIRST CIRCUIT, HON. DANIEL R. FOLEY JUDGE INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS, DOES 1-10, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Leslie E. Kobayashi United States District Judge
ORDER (1) DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO STRIKE UNTIMELY 4/3/12 MEMO OPPOSING 3/29/12 PLAINTIFF MOTION TO RECONSIDER 3/21/12 ORDER DENYING 3/9/12 MOTION TO AMEND COMPLAINT - 2/29/12 ORDER; & FOR SANCTION AND AWARD EXPENSE; AND (2) DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR ENTRY OF DEFAULT JUDGMENT AGAINST DEFENDANTS,
REQUESTED BY 3/29/12 MOTION TO RECONSIDER 3/21/12 ORDER; AND FOR SET OF PROOF HEARING On February 21, 2012, pro se Plaintiff Glenn K. Mizukami ("Plaintiff") filed a Verified Complaint ("Complaint"), an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis and Affidavit ("Application"), and a Petition for Injunctive Relief and Declaratory Judgment ("Petition"). The Court dismissed the Complaint with prejudice and denied the Application and Petition as moot in a February 29, 2012 Order ("2/29/12 Order"). The same day, judgment was entered in favor of the defendants. On March 9, 2012, Plaintiff filed a motion asking the Court to amend the 2/29/12 Order and judgment of dismissal, and to accept his proposed First Amended Complaint. The Court denied that motion in a March 21, 2012 Order ("3/21/12 Order"). On March 29, 2012, Plaintiff filed a motion for reconsideration of the 3/21/12 Order ("Motion for Reconsideration"). The Court denied the Motion for Reconsideration in a March 30, 2012 Order ("3/30/12 Order"). On April 4, 2012, Defendants Donna C. Edwards ("Edwards") and Thomas
D. Collins, III ("Collins") filed a memorandum in opposition to the Motion for Reconsideration.
Before the Court are: 1) Plaintiff's motion to strike Edwards and Collins' memorandum in opposition ("Motion to Strike"); and 2) Plaintiff's "Motion for Entry of Default Judgment Against Defendants, Requested by 3/29/12 Motion to Reconsider 3/21/12 Order; and for Set of Proof Hearing" ("Motion for Default Judgment").
First, the Court DENIES Plaintiff's Motion to Strike. Insofar as Edwards and Collins filed their memorandum in opposition after the Court issued its 3/30/12 Order, the Court did not consider their memorandum in opposition in ruling on Plaintiff's Motion for Reconsideration. It is unnecessary to strike the document, and Plaintiff is not entitled to any sanctions or expenses merely because Edwards and Collins filed a memorandum in opposition that was moot.
Second, the Court DENIES Plaintiff's Motion for Default Judgment. Plaintiff seeks the entry of default judgment, based upon the arguments that he raised in the Motion for Reconsideration. As previously noted, however, this Court dismissed Plaintiff's Petition and issued judgment in favor of the defendants. Plaintiff therefore is not entitled to default judgment against any of the defendants. Further, the 3/30/12 Order stated: "Plaintiff is advised that judgment has been entered, this matter is closed, and the Court will not entertain further motions for reconsideration regarding the same issues raised in his previous motions." [3/30/12 Order.] The Court therefore CAUTIONS Plaintiff that, if Plaintiff files any further motions addressing the same issues raised in his previous motions, the Court will automatically STRIKE the motion.
On the basis of the foregoing, Plaintiff's "Motion to Strike Untimely 4/3/12 Memo Opposing 3/29/12 Plaintiff Motion to Reconsider 3/21/12 Order Denying 3/9/12 Motion to Amend Complaint - 2/29/12 Order; & for Sanction & Award Expense" and Plaintiff's "Motion for Entry of Default Judgment Against Defendants, Requested by 3/29/12 Motion to Reconsider 3/21/12 Order; and for Set of Proof Hearing", both filed April 12, 2012, are HEREBY DENIED.
The Clerk of Court is directed to serve the present
Order on Attorney Thomas Collins and on Hawai`i State Attorney General David Louie, who in turn are asked to notify the respective named Defendants whom they represent or have represented that this Order has been entered.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Leslie E. Kobayashi
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