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Cooper v. Pilkington North America

United States District Court, Ninth Circuit

November 14, 2013

David Cooper, Plaintiff,
v.
Pilkington North America, Defendant.

ORDER

G. MURRAY SNOW, District Judge.

On October 30, 2013, the Court dismissed Plaintiff's Complaint with leave to amend. Plaintiff has filed an Amended Complaint. The Court will screen Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2) before it is allowed to be served. Pursuant to that screening Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint is dismissed without leave to amend.

I. First Amended Complaint

A first amended complaint supersedes the original complaint. Ferdik v. Bonzelet, 963 F.2d 1258, 1262 (9th Cir. 1992); Hal Roach Studios v. Richard Feiner & Co., 896 F.2d 1542, 1546 (9th Cir. 1990). After amendment, the Court treats the original Complaint as nonexistent. Ferdik, 963 F.2d at 1262. Thus, the Court will consider only those claims raised in the First Amended Complaint against only those Defendants named in the First Amended Complaint.

Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint again fails to state a claim on which relief may be granted. It is therefore dismissed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2).

II. Dismissal without Leave to Amend

Because Plaintiff has failed to state a claim in his First Amended Complaint, the Court will dismiss his First Amended Complaint. "Leave to amend need not be given if a complaint, as amended, is subject to dismissal." Moore v. Kayport Package Express, Inc., 885 F.2d 531, 538 (9th Cir. 1989). The Court's discretion to deny leave to amend is particularly broad where Plaintiff has previously been permitted to amend his complaint. Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe v. United States, 90 F.3d 351, 355 (9th Cir. 1996). Repeated failure to cure deficiencies is one of the factors to be considered in deciding whether justice requires granting leave to amend. Moore, 885 F.2d at 538.

Plaintiff has made two efforts at crafting a viable complaint and appears unable to do so despite specific instructions from the Court. The Court finds that further opportunities to amend would be futile. Therefore, the Court, in its discretion, will dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint without leave to amend.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint (Doc. 5) and this action are dismissed for failure to state a claim, and the Clerk of Court must enter judgment accordingly.


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