United States Ninth Circuit

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Williams v. King, 15-15259

Vacating a magistrate judge's dismissal of an action brought by a civil detainee that was dismissed prior to the service of process for failure to state a claim because the consent of all plaintiffs and defendants named in the complaint, irrespective of service of process, is required before jurisdiction vests in the magistrate judge.

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  • Argued
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  • Decided
  • Published 2017/11/09




  • United States Ninth Circuit


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