Booth v. Unknown Parties et al

Filing 6

ORDER - IT IS ORDERED Plaintiffs 4 Motion for In Forma Pauperis Status is denied. The 1 Complaint and this action are dismissed pursuant to 28 U.S.C.§ 1915(g) without prejudice to Plaintiff filing a complaint in a new case accompanied by the full $350.00 filing fee. The Clerk of Court must enter judgment accordingly and close this file. Signed by Judge Mary H Murguia on 6/6/10. (SAT)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 WO RP IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA Jerrod Len B.B. Booth, Plaintiff, vs. Director of D.O.C., et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. CV 09-2404-PHX-MHM (DKD) ORDER On December 31, 2009, Plaintiff Jerrod Len B.B. Booth, who is confined in the Arizona State Prison Complex-Lewis, filed a pro se civil rights Complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983 (Doc. #1). Plaintiff did not pay the $350.00 civil action filing fee or file an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. By Order filed March 23, 2010 (Doc. #3), the Court gave Plaintiff 30 days from the filing date of the Order to pay the fee or file a completed Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis and a certified six-month trust account statement. On April 8, 2010, Plaintiff filed a "Motion For In Forma Pauperis Status" (Doc. #4), which includes an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. Plaintiff also filed a print-out of Plaintiff's "Inmate Bank Account" (Doc. #5). I. Three Strikes Provision 28 U.S.C. 1915(g) Title 28 U.S.C. 1915(g) provides: In no event shall a prisoner bring a civil action or appeal a judgment in a civil 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 action or proceeding under this section if the prisoner has, on 3 or more prior occasions, while incarcerated or detained in any facility, brought an action or appeal in a court of the United States that was dismissed on the grounds that it is frivolous, malicious, or fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, unless the prisoner is under imminent danger of serious physical injury. The constitutionality of this provision has been upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Andrews v. King, 398 F.3d 1113, 1123 (9th Cir. 2005); Rodriguez v. Cook, 169 F.3d 1176, 1181 (9th Cir. 1999). A search of the Court's docket reveals that Plaintiff has filed at least 42 other lawsuits while he has been a prisoner. At least 4 of his prior actions were dismissed for failure to state a claim. See Booth v. Stewart, CV-02-2332-PHX-MHM (DKD) (D. Ariz. Order of dismissal filed February 13, 2003); Booth v. Schriro, CV-04-2347-PHX-MHM (DKD) (D. Ariz. Order of dismissal filed August 31, 2005); Booth v. Schriro, CV-04-2807-PHX-MHM (DKD) (D. Ariz. Order of dismissal filed March 15, 2006); and Booth v. Schriro, CV-05-105-PHXMHM (DKD) (D. Ariz. Judgment of dismissal filed April 27, 2006). Therefore, Plaintiff may not bring any civil action without complete pre-payment of the $350.00 filing fee unless he is in imminent danger of serious physical injury. 28 U.S.C. 1915(g). II. No Imminent Danger of Serious Physical Injury Allegation Plaintiff does not allege in the Complaint that he is in imminent danger of serious physical injury, and the facts as presented by Plaintiff would not support such an allegation. Accordingly, Plaintiff is not entitled to proceed in forma pauperis, and his Complaint and this action must be dismissed without prejudice for failure to pre-pay the $350.00 filing fee. If Plaintiff wishes to reassert these claims in the future, he must pre-pay the entire $350.00 filing fee when he files his new action. IT IS ORDERED: (1) (2) Plaintiff's "Motion For In Forma Pauperis Status" (Doc. #4) is denied. The Complaint (Doc. #1) and this action are dismissed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915(g) without prejudice to Plaintiff filing a complaint in a new case accompanied by the full $350.00 filing fee. -2- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (3) The Clerk of Court must enter judgment accordingly and close this file. DATED this 6th day of June, 2010. -3-

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