Jefferson v. Canard et al
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)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
JOHN S. JEFFERSON
No. 1:12CV00125 BSM-BD
CARNARD and MELVIN NANCE
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
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
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