McGlothin v. Perez et al

Filing 17

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)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 MICHAEL McGLOTHIN, 12 Plaintiff, 13 14 15 v. T. PEREZ, et al., Defendants. 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) 16 17 18 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. 19 On October 20, 2014, Plaintiff filed a motion for refund of his filing fees, 20 contending that he had overpaid the filing fees in this action. (ECF No. 13.) The Court 21 denied the motion on November 3, 2014. (ECF No. 15.) 22 On November 17, 2014, Plaintiff filed a motion for clarification and confirmation 23 that he had submitted and paid the filing fee in full. (ECF No. 16.) Plaintiff contends that 24 he authorized a $400 withdrawal from his prison trust account on May 19, 2014 for 25 payment of filing fees in this action, and that the funds were withdrawn on June 2, 2014. 26 However, Plaintiff also submitted a motion to proceed in forma pauperis in this 27 action (ECF No. 2), and that motion was granted (ECF No. 4). Funds have been 28 withdrawn from Plaintiff’s account pursuant to the order granting leave to proceed in 1 forma pauperis. Thus, Plaintiff claims to have paid in excess of $400 in filing fees in this 2 action. 3 Plaintiff asks for (1) verification that the filing fee was paid; (2) a ruling that he is 4 not qualified to proceed in forma pauperis because he has paid the $400 filing fee; and 5 (3) a declaration that withdrawal of funds pursuant to the Court’s order granting leave to 6 proceed in forma pauperis was improper. 7 The Court did not receive Plaintiff’s $400 payment. Accordingly, the Court cannot 8 grant Plaintiff the relief he seeks. Plaintiff filed a motion to proceed in forma pauperis, the 9 motion was granted, and the subsequent withdrawals from Plaintiff’s prison trust account 10 were and are authorized by 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b). Plaintiff must continue to make such 11 payments until the filing fee is paid in full. 12 Additionally, the Clerk of Court has advised the Court that the prison trust account 13 office placed a stop payment on the $400 withdrawal from Plaintiff’s account, and that 14 those funds were refunded to Plaintiff’s account on December 3, 2014. Plaintiff is 15 advised to direct any further inquiries regarding this refund to the appropriate officials at 16 his institution. 17 18 Based on the foregoing, Plaintiff’s motion for clarification and confirmation of payment is HEREBY DENIED. 19 20 21 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: December 17, 2014 /s/ 22 Michael J. Seng UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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