Lawrie v. Allison et al
ORDER to SHOW CAUSE Why Applications to Proceed In Forma Pauperis Should Not be Denied 2 & 6 ; ORDER For Plaintiff to Respond Within Thirty Days, signed by Magistrate Judge Gary S. Austin on 12/8/2011. Show Cause Response Due Within Thirty Days. (Marrujo, C)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
MATTHEW ALAN LAWRIE,
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY
APPLICATIONS TO PROCEED
IN FORMA PAUPERIS SHOULD NOT
(Docs. 2, 6.)
KATHLEEN ALLISON, et al.,
ORDER FOR PLAINTIFF TO RESPOND
WITHIN THIRTY DAYS
Matthew Alan Lawrie ("Plaintiff") is a state prisoner proceeding pro se with this civil rights
action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff filed the Complaint commencing this action on November
1, 2011. (Doc. 1.) On November 8, 2011, Plaintiff consented to Magistrate Judge jurisdiction in this
action, and no other parties have made an appearance. (Doc. 5.) Therefore, pursuant to Appendix
A(k)(4) of the Local Rules of the Eastern District of California, the undersigned shall conduct any and
all proceedings in the case until such time as reassignment to a District Judge is required. Local Rule
Plaintiff filed two applications to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915, on
November 1, 2011 and again on November 10, 2011. (Docs. 2, 6.) Examination of Plaintiff's
applications reveals that Plaintiff is able to afford the costs of this action. Specifically, Plaintiff declares
under penalty of perjury that he has more than one million dollars in cash (which includes the balance
of checking or savings accounts), two IRA accounts, stocks, bonds, securities, other financial
instruments, and other valuable assets. Application, Doc. 6 at 2.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
Plaintiff is required to show cause why his applications to proceed in forma pauperis should not
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
Within thirty days from the date of service of this order, Plaintiff shall file a written
response to the Court, showing cause why his applications to proceed in forma pauperis
should not be denied; and
Plaintiff's failure to comply with this order will result in the dismissal of this action.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
December 8, 2011
/s/ Gary S. Austin
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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