Benter, Dean v. Vandehey, Robert et al
ORDER on ifp request: Complaint taken under advisement for screening. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker on 8/16/2011. (jef),(ps)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
ROBERT P. VANDEHEY,
TINA ______ and KIM KOHN,
Plaintiff Dean Benter, who is proceeding pro se, has submitted a proposed complaint.
Plaintiff asks for leave to proceed in forma pauperis and has supported his request with an
affidavit of indigency. The factors for determining whether plaintiff qualifies for indigent status
From plaintiff’s annual gross income, the court subtracts $3700 for each
dependent excluding the plaintiff.
If the balance is less than $16,000, the plaintiff may proceed without any
prepayment of fees and costs.
If the balance is greater than $16,000 but less than $32,000, the plaintiff must
prepay half the fees and costs.
If the balance is greater than $32,000, the plaintiff must prepay all fees and costs.
Substantial assets or debts require individual consideration.
Plaintiff’s monthly income from self-employment is $50.00. His monthly income from
SSI benefits is $694.00 and from food stamps is $116.00. This makes his total annual income
$10,320.00. Because plaintiff’s income is less than $16,000, he can proceed without any
prepayment of fees or costs.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that plaintiff Dean Benter’s complaint is taken under
advisement. As soon as the court’s calendar permits, plaintiff’s complaint will be screened
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 to determine whether the case must be dismissed either
because the complaint is frivolous or malicious, fails to state a claim on which relief may be
granted or seeks monetary relief against a defendant who is immune from such relief.
Plaintiff will be notified promptly when such a decision has been made. In the meantime,
if plaintiff needs to communicate with the court about this case, he should be sure to write
the case number shown above on his communication.
Entered this 16 th day of August, 2011.
BY THE COURT:
STEPHEN L. CROCKER