Williams v. County of Los Angeles (9th Cir. 2006) 205 Fed.Appx. 593

A prisoner filed a section 1983 action, pro se, against the County of Los Angeles, alleging he was denied a lower bunk even though he had medical authorization for one. The memorandum opinion holds that the district court: (1) properly granted summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim under Monell v. Department of Social Services, 436 U.S. 658 (1978), because plaintiff provided no evidence that the County had a pattern or practice of denying bottom bunks to inmates with medical authorization for such bunks; (2) properly dismissed plaintiff’s claims against Sheriff Baca because plaintiff failed to raise a triable issue of material fact regarding Baca’s involvement in the alleged constitutional violations; and (3) properly denied plaintiff’s request for a sixth extension of time to file objections to the Magistrate’s report, which recommended that summary judgment be granted.