KENDALL J. NEWMAN, Magistrate Judge.
Plaintiff is a state prisoner, proceeding pro se. On April 6, 2017, plaintiff filed a notice of substitution of Doe parties and sought service of process on the newly-named defendants. On June 2, 2017, defendants Bobbola and Goodwin filed a motion to dismiss. However, on June 1, 2017, plaintiff presented an amended complaint to prison authorities for mailing, which was filed with this court on June 5, 2017. On June 7, 2017, defendants Bobbola and Goodwin requested the court screen the amended pleading, and be relieved of their obligation to file a responsive pleading until further order of court.
Under the mailbox rule,
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff's notice of substitution (ECF No. 9) is denied without prejudice;
2. Defendants' motion to dismiss (ECF No. 13) is denied without prejudice;
3. Defendants' request for screening (ECF No. 15) is granted; and
4. Defendants Bobbola and Goodwin are relieved of their obligation to file a responsive pleading until further order of court.