Young v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, et al.

Filing 8

ORDER DENYING Plaintiff's 7 Request to stop filing fee payments and ORDER DIRECTING Clerk of the Court to Close this case pursuant to Plaintiff's Notice of Voluntary Dismissal, signed by Magistrate Judge Gerald B. Cohn on 09/19/2011. (Martin-Gill, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 DANIEL YOUNG, 10 Plaintiff, 11 12 CASE NO. 1:11-cv-01258-GBC (PC) v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS, et al., 13 ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S REQUEST TO STOP FILING FEE PAYMENTS AND ORDER DIRECTING CLERK OF THE COURT TO CLOSE THIS CASE PURSUANT TO PLAINTIFF’S NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL Defendants. / (Doc. 7) 14 15 On July 27, 2011, Plaintiff Daniel Young filed a notice of voluntary dismissal pursuant to 16 Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(1)(i). (Doc. 7). In the same motion, Plaintiff also requests 17 that the Court stop the litigation fees from being withdrawn from his inmate trust account for the 18 filing fee for this case. (Doc. 7). At this stage in the proceedings, Plaintiff has the absolute right to 19 dismiss his claims, without prejudice. Duke Energy Trading and Marketing, L.L.C. v. Davis, 267 20 F.3d 1042, 1049 (9th Cir. 2001). The filing of the notice itself has the effect of closing the action, 21 and the Court no longer has jurisdiction over the claims. Id. 22 Regardless of the status of this case, Plaintiff remains obligated to pay the filing fee in full. 23 “[I]f a prisoner brings a civil action . . . in forma pauperis, the prisoner shall be required to pay the 24 full amount of the filing fee.” 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1). Plaintiff became liable for the filing fee upon 25 the filing of his Complaint in this case. 28 U.S.C.A. § 1914, 1915(b)(1). The subsequent voluntary 26 dismissal of this action does not absolve him of the obligation and §§ 1915 does not provide any 27 authority or mechanism for the Court to excuse Plaintiff from having to pay the filing fee in full. 28 /// 1 1 Accordingly, Plaintiff’s request to stop payments toward the filing fee is DENIED and the 2 Clerk of the Court is HEREBY DIRECTED to close this file pursuant to Plaintiff’s notice of 3 voluntary dismissal filed on July 27, 2011. 4 5 6 IT IS SO ORDERED. 7 8 Dated: 0jh02o September 19, 2011 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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