UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
Notice of Filing Amended Complaint
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
William Thomas, et. al. |
Plaintiffs pro se, |
v. | C.A. No. 95-1018
| Judge Charles R. Richey
The United States, et. al. |
NOTICE OF FILING AMENDED COMPLAINT
Plaintiff hereby notifies the Court that, pursuant to Fed.
R. Civ. P. 15(a), on this date he filed an Amended Complaint.
Pursuant to the colloquy at the May 31st hearing in this
matter, and particularly the Court's apparent questions
concerning plaintiff's claims and the underlying legal
authorities, this Amended Complaint attempts to clarify the
statutes unpon which plaintiff relies for relief, by citing as
specifically as possible the most relevent provisions of law
which plaintiff has been able to identify within the short time
If memory serves correctly the Court advised UUSA Craig
Lawerence of its desire to resolve this matter expeditiously and
[1 The Court's reference to his previous courtroom experience,
plaintiff believes, might indicate an erroneous assumption
regarding plaintiff's legal expertise. The mere fact that he may
have appeared in Court far more often than the average layperson
cannot and should not, plaintiff suggests, be construed as a the
equivilant of passing the Bar Examinations. Nor should it bind
plaintiff to a higher standard than that which has be well-
established by previous Supreme Court decisions relating to pro
Defects in a pro se plaintiff's pleadings should not bar
otherwise substantial claims, since pro se pleadings must be
liberally construed to avoid injustice. See, Haines v. Kerner,
404 U.S. 519 (1972).]
preclude unnecessary technical delays.
Wherefore, plaintiff hereby moves the Court to revise its'
Order of May 31, 1995, which directed "the federal Defendants and
the Corporation counsel shall each file a dispositive motion or
other responsive pleading on or before Ju(ne) 14, 1995," and
direct instead that defendants respond to this Amended Complaint.
Respectfully submitted this 5th day of June, 1995,
William Thomas, Plaintiff pro se
1440 N Street, NW, Apt. 410
Washington, D.C. 20005
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
On June 5, 1995, I mailed a copy of the foregoing Notice of
filing an Amended Complaint to the office of the United States
Attorney for the District of Columbia, Civil Division, at 555 4th
Street NW, Washington, D.C., and upon the office of the
Corporation Council for the District of Columbia, Civil Division,
at 441 4th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20001.