McCarter v. Knight et al

Filing 19

ORDER denying 16 Motion for a summons; granting 17 Motion for Status; denying 18 Motion for an order appointing an investigator. Signed by Magistrate Judge Katherine P. Nelson on 6/29/2011. copy of order and docket sheet mailed to plf. (sdb)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA SOUTHERN DIVISION ZEVON McCARTER, Plaintiff, v. CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 11-00096-KD-N ORDER This action is before the undersigned on several motions filed by the Plaintiff: (1) a motion (doc. 16) for a “summons” for each of the defendants; (2) a motion (doc. 17) for a “case update and docket sheet”; (3) a motion (doc. 18) for an order appointing an investigator. Upon consideration of these matters, it is ORDERED as follows: 1. Plaintiff’s motion (doc. 16) for a “summons” is hereby DENIED. The Court will direct service at such time as it completes the screening discussed in the Court’s Order dated March 22, 2011 (doc. 10). Specifically, he Court is required to screen Plaintiff’s action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B) to determine if the complaint should be dismissed because it is frivolous, fails to state a claim upon which relief can be granted, or seeks monetary relief against a person immune from such relief. Troville v. Venz, 303 F.3d 1256, 1260 (11th Cir. 2002)(affirming the application of 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2)(B) to a non-prisoner’s complaint). 2. Plaintiff’s motion (doc. 17) for a “case update and docket sheet” is hereby GRANTED in that the Clerk is directed to mail a copy of the docket sheet to the plaintiff. 3. Plaintiff’s motion (doc. 18) for an order appointing an investigator is hereby DENIED. Plaintiff is not entitled to such assistance, particularly at this juncture. DONE this 29rd day of June, 2011. /s/Katherine P. Nelson KATHERINE P. NELSON UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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