Nelson v. Williams et al
ORDER denying 24 Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to Appeal in forma pauperis. The clerk shall give notice of this denial to the parties and the court of appeals. Plaintiff is advised that he may file a motion to proceed on appeal in forma pauperis in the court of appeals within 30 days after service of the clerk's notice. Signed by Judge Frederick J Martone on 3/25/11.(LSP)
Nelson v. Williams et al
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
Jeffrey L. Nelson, Plaintiff, vs. Gerald A. Williams et al.,
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No. CV 10-2443-PHX-FJM ORDER
The court has before it plaintiff's "Application to Proceed in District court without 17 Prepaying Fees or Costs" (doc. 24), which the clerk has docketed as a Motion for Leave to 18 Appeal in forma pauperis. Proceedings in forma pauperis on appeal are controlled by Rule 19 24, Fed. R. App. P., which provides for the filing of such motions in the district court in the 20 first instance. While the motion fails to identify the "issues that the party intends to present 21 on appeal" as required by Rule 24(a)(1)(C), the court notes that the docket shows the plaintiff 22 has filed two Notices of Appeal(docs. 22 and 23). The Notice of Appeal at doc. 22 is from 23 this court's order of February 28, 2011(doc. 20) granting certain defendants' motion to 24 dismiss where plaintiff failed to respond. The Notice of Appeal at doc. 23 is from this court's 25 order of March 18, 2011 (doc. 21) noting that service had not been made on certain 26 defendants and giving plaintiff notice that the claims against those defendants would be 27 dismissed unless plaintiff showed good cause under Rule 4(m), Fed. R. Civ. P. 28
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We note further that plaintiff paid the filing fee in this court (doc. 1), and thus Rule 24(a)(3), Fed. R. App. P. does not expressly apply. Nevertheless, given that plaintiff paid the fee here, given the nature of the orders from which the appeals are purported to be taken, and given the language in the notices of appeal, we conclude that the appeals are not taken in good faith. Accordingly, it is ORDERED DENYING plaintiff's Motion for Leave to Appeal in forma pauperis. (Doc. 24). Pursuant to Rule 24(a)(4), Fed. R. App. P., the clerk shall give notice of this denial to the parties and the court of appeals. Plaintiff is advised that he may file a motion to proceed on appeal in forma pauperis in the court of appeals within 30 days after service of the clerk's notice. DATED this 25th day of March, 2011.
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