McLaurine v. Mid South Restaurants, Inc. et al (MAG+)

Filing 6

ORDER granting 3 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis, denying 3 Motion for Appointment of Counsel . Signed by Judge Susan Russ Walker on 1/30/07. (vma, )

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McLaurine v. Mid South Restaurants, Inc. et al (MAG+) Doc. 6 Case 3:07-cv-00049-MHT-SRW Document 6 Filed 01/30/2007 Page 1 of 2 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA EASTERN DIVISION WILLIAM S. MCLAURINE II Plaintiff, v. MID SOUTH RESTAURANTS, INC., et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ORDER This case is before the court on the plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis, filed January 16, 2007. The court wishes the plaintiff to understand fully the limited nature of being allowed to proceed in forma pauperis, which only permits the plaintiff to commence this suit without prepayment of fees and court costs. The plaintiff should understand he may incur expenses as a result of the prosecution of this case. In the event of a trial, the plaintiff may compel the attendance of witnesses through subpoena only by tendering to each witness payment of a one-day witness fee, plus mileage. Also, court costs, which vary, but which can be very substantial, are normally assessed against the losing party. This means that a plaintiff who loses a case, even though proceeding in forma pauperis, may be charged with, and obligated to pay, all court costs. Now, having advised the plaintiff of the possible expense of litigation, it is ORDERED that the motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis be and is hereby CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:07CV49-MHT ( W O) Case 3:07-cv-00049-MHT-SRW Document 6 Filed 01/30/2007 Page 2 of 2 GRANTED. Additionally, there being no exceptional circumstances justifying appointment of counsel, it is further ORDERED that plaintiff's motion for appointment of counsel is DENIED. DONE, this 30th day of January, 2007. /s/ Susan Russ Walker SUSAN RUSS WALKER UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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