McGlothin v. Perez et al
ORDER Denying 16 Motion for Clarification and Confirmation of Plaintiff's Filing Fee Submitted and Paid in Full, signed by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Seng on 12/17/14. (Gonzalez, R)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
T. PEREZ, et al.,
CASE NO. 1:14-cv-0844-MJS (PC)
ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR
CLARIFICATION AND CONFIRMATION
OF PLAINTIFF’S FILING FEE
SUBMITTED AND PAID IN FULL
(ECF No. 16)
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil
rights action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
On October 20, 2014, Plaintiff filed a motion for refund of his filing fees,
contending that he had overpaid the filing fees in this action. (ECF No. 13.) The Court
denied the motion on November 3, 2014. (ECF No. 15.)
On November 17, 2014, Plaintiff filed a motion for clarification and confirmation
that he had submitted and paid the filing fee in full. (ECF No. 16.) Plaintiff contends that
he authorized a $400 withdrawal from his prison trust account on May 19, 2014 for
payment of filing fees in this action, and that the funds were withdrawn on June 2, 2014.
However, Plaintiff also submitted a motion to proceed in forma pauperis in this
action (ECF No. 2), and that motion was granted (ECF No. 4). Funds have been
withdrawn from Plaintiff’s account pursuant to the order granting leave to proceed in
forma pauperis. Thus, Plaintiff claims to have paid in excess of $400 in filing fees in this
Plaintiff asks for (1) verification that the filing fee was paid; (2) a ruling that he is
not qualified to proceed in forma pauperis because he has paid the $400 filing fee; and
(3) a declaration that withdrawal of funds pursuant to the Court’s order granting leave to
proceed in forma pauperis was improper.
The Court did not receive Plaintiff’s $400 payment. Accordingly, the Court cannot
grant Plaintiff the relief he seeks. Plaintiff filed a motion to proceed in forma pauperis, the
motion was granted, and the subsequent withdrawals from Plaintiff’s prison trust account
were and are authorized by 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b). Plaintiff must continue to make such
payments until the filing fee is paid in full.
Additionally, the Clerk of Court has advised the Court that the prison trust account
office placed a stop payment on the $400 withdrawal from Plaintiff’s account, and that
those funds were refunded to Plaintiff’s account on December 3, 2014. Plaintiff is
advised to direct any further inquiries regarding this refund to the appropriate officials at
Based on the foregoing, Plaintiff’s motion for clarification and confirmation of
payment is HEREBY DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
December 17, 2014
Michael J. Seng
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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