Sasselli v. Christofferson, 040610 FED9, 08-17105

Docket Nº:08-17105
Party Name:CLIFFORD L. SASSELLI, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. TRICIA CHRISTOFFERSON, Public Service Staff, U.S. Forest Service, Defendant-Appellee.
Judge Panel:Before: RYMER, McKEOWN, and PAEZ, Circuit Judges.
Case Date:April 06, 2010
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
 
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CLIFFORD L. SASSELLI, Plaintiff - Appellant,

v.

TRICIA CHRISTOFFERSON, Public Service Staff, U.S. Forest Service, Defendant-Appellee.

No. 08-17105

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

April 6, 2010

NOT FOR PUBLICATION

Submitted April 5, 2010 [**]

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California Garland E. Burrell, Jr., District Judge, Presiding D.C. No. 2:06-cv-02204-GEB-CMK

Before: RYMER, McKEOWN, and PAEZ, Circuit Judges.

MEMORANDUM [*]

Clifford L. Sasselli appeals pro se from the district court's judgment dismissing his action alleging claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act ("FTCA") and Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971). We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We review de novo a dismissal under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6). Knievel v. ESPN, 393 F.3d 1068, 1072 (9th Cir. 2005); Coyle v. P.T. Garuda Indon., 363 F.3d 979, 984 n.7 (9th Cir. 2004). We affirm.

The district court properly dismissed Sasselli's FTCA claim for lack of subject matter jurisdiction because Sasselli failed to file an administrative claim before filing this action in the district court. See 28 U.S.C. §§ 2401(b), 2675(a); Marley v. United States, 567 F.3d 1030, 1034–37 (9th Cir. 2009), cert. denied, 130 S.Ct. 796 (2009).

The district court properly dismissed Sasselli's Bivens claim for failure to state a claim because Sasselli filed his claim after the applicable two-year statute of limitations expired. See W. Ctr. for Journalism v. Cederquist, 235 F.3d 1153, 1156 (9th Cir. 2000) (per curiam) (explaining that the forum state's personal injury statute of limitation applies in Bivens actions); Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 335.1.

Sasselli did not object to the magistrate judge's order...

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