Gonzales v. Cortez et al

Filing 2

ORDER Dismissing Action without Prejudice for Failure to Pay Filing Fee, signed by District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill on 5/4/11. CASE CLOSED. (Verduzco, M)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 MICHAEL GONZALES, 9 10 11 CASE NO. 1:11-CV-00618-LJO-DLB PC Plaintiff, ORDER DISMISSING ACTION WITHOUT PREJUDICE FOR FAILURE TO PAY FILING FEE v. RAY CORTEZ, et al., 12 Defendants. 13 / 14 15 Michael Gonzales (“Plaintiff”) is a prisoner in the custody of the California Department 16 of Corrections and Rehabilitation, proceeding pro se. Plaintiff filed a civil rights complaint on 17 April 18, 2011. Doc. 1. 18 The Prison Litigation Reform Act provides that “[i]n no event shall a prisoner bring a 19 civil action . . . under this section if the prisoner has, on 3 or more occasions, while incarcerated 20 or detained in any facility, brought an action or appeal in a court of the United States that was 21 dismissed on the grounds that it is frivolous, malicious, or fails to state a claim upon which relief 22 may be granted, unless the prisoner is under imminent danger of serious physical injury.” 28 23 U.S.C. § 1915(g). 24 Court records reveal that pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g), Plaintiff is ineligible to 25 proceed in forma pauperis and is required to submit the filing fee in full in order to proceed with 26 this action. The Court takes judicial notice of the following cases that qualify as strikes pursuant 27 to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g): Gonzales v. Galaza, et al., Case No. 1:00-cv-06028-AWI-HGB PC (E.D. 28 Cal.) (dismissed June 15, 2001 for failure to state a claim); Gonzales v. Gadsden, et al., Case No. 1 1 1:04-cv-05491-OWW-LJO PC (E.D. Cal.) (dismissed December 11, 2006 for failure to state a 2 claim); Gonzales v. Vikjord, et al., Case No. 1:06-cv-01568-OWW-WMW PC (E.D. Cal.) 3 (dismissed July 8, 2008 for failure to state a claim); Gonzales v. Yamat, et al., Case No. 1:05-cv- 4 00550-AWI-DLB PC (E. D. Cal.) (dismissed August 15, 2008 for failure to state a claim); 5 Gonzales v. Fresura, et al., Case No. 1:07-cv-00565-OWW-GSA PC (E.D. Cal.) (dismissed 6 February 3, 2009 for failure to state a claim); Gonzales v. Price, 1:07-cv-01391-AWI-SMS PC 7 (E.D. Cal.) (dismissed. February 18, 2010 for failure to state a claim). 8 9 10 Plaintiff’s complaint alleges that prison officials used excessive force on him. Plaintiff is not under imminent danger of serious physical injury, and is required to pay the $350.00 filing fee before proceeding. 11 Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED that this action is DISMISSED without prejudice 12 for failure to pay the filing fee. The Clerk of the Court is directed to close this action. 13 IT IS SO ORDERED. 14 Dated: b9ed48 May 4, 2011 /s/ Lawrence J. O'Neill UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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