Jefferson v. Canard et al

Filing 3

ORDER re 1 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by John S Jefferson. Mr. Jefferson must submit a new request to proceed ifp or pay the filing fee of $350 within 30 days of the date of this Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere on 12/3/12. (kpr)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS NORTHERN DIVISION JOHN S. JEFFERSON V. PLAINTIFF No. 1:12CV00125 BSM-BD CARNARD and MELVIN NANCE DEFENDANTS ORDER Plaintiff John S. Jefferson, an Arkansas Department of Correction inmate, has moved for leave to proceed in forma pauperis (#1). Inmate plaintiffs who want to proceed in forma pauperis must submit a completed application, along with a calculation sheet prepared and signed by an authorized officer of the correctional facility where he is being held. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a). In this case, Mr. Jefferson has not submitted the required affidavit and trust fund account statement. If he wishes to proceed with this lawsuit, Mr. Jefferson must submit a new request to proceed in forma pauperis or pay the filing fee of $350.00 to the Court within thirty (30) days of entry of this Order. Failure to comply with this Order may result in dismissal in the dismissal of Mr. Jefferson’s claims.1 1 Local Rule 5.5(c)(2) includes requirements for parties who are not represented by counsel. They must: promptly notify the Clerk and the other parties in the case of any change in address; monitor the progress of the case and to prosecute or defend the case diligently; sign all pleadings and include a current address, zip code, and telephone number; and be familiar with and follow both Local Rules and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Any plaintiff not represented by counsel must respond to communications from the Court within thirty (30) days, or the case can be dismissed. IT IS SO ORDERED this 4th day of December, 2012. ___________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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