GREGG M. NELSON, pro se, Plaintiff,
CARSON VALLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, a Nevada non-Profit Corporation, DOES 1-5, Inclusive, and ROE COMPANIES 1-3, Inclusive, Defendants.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
RICHARD G. KOPF, Senior District Judge.
This matter is before the court on its own motion. I have reviewed the record in this matter and find that it is incomplete. In particular, Defendants have filed an Affidavit from Michael Millward that discusses a "Judgment by Default" entered by the Ninth Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada. (Filing No. 5-2 at CM/ECF p. 2.) Defendant labeled the "Judgment by Default" as "Exhibit 1" and indicated that it is attached to the Affidavit. ( Id. ) However, "Exhibit 1" does not appear to be attached to the Affidavit, nor is it included elsewhere in the record.
Moreover, Defendants' discussion of a state-court default judgment raises concerns regarding the Rooker-Feldman doctrine, which prevents lower federal courts from exercising appellate review of state court judgments. Rooker v. Fidelity Trust Co., 263 U.S. 413, 416 (1923); District of Columbia Court of Appeals v. Feldman, 460 U.S. 462, 482 (1983). Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED:
1. By October 23, 2013, Defendants are directed to supplement the record with the "Judgement by Default" discussed in Michael Millward's Affidavit. Further, Defendants are directed to file a supplemental brief addressing the application of the Rooker-Feldman doctrine to this matter.
2. Defendants' failure to supplement the record in accordance with this Memorandum and Order may result in the ...