Hearns v. Gonzales, et al.
ORDER DENYING Application to Proceed IFP 2 ; ORDER for Plaintiff to Pay $350.00 Filing Fee in Full Within Thirty Days, signed by Magistrate Judge Gary S. Austin on 2/6/17. (Hellings, J)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
ORDER DENYING APPLICATION TO
PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS
(ECF No. 2.)
ROSA GONZALES, et al.,
ORDER FOR PLAINTIFF TO PAY $350.00
FILING FEE IN FULL WITHIN THIRTY
Jamar Hearns 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 January 11, 2017.
(ECF No. 1.)
On January 23, 2017, Plaintiff consented to Magistrate Judge jurisdiction in this action
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §636(c), and no other parties have made an appearance. (ECF No. 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 Appendix A(k)(3).
On January 11, 2017, Plaintiff submitted an application to proceed in forma pauperis
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 1915, together with a certified copy of his prison trust account
statement. (ECF No. 2.) It appears, from a review of Plaintiff’s application and the certified
copy of his prison trust account statement, that Plaintiff can afford the costs of this action.
Plaintiff’s evidence shows that the average monthly deposit in Plaintiff’s account for the six-
month period ending January 9, 2017, was $692.50; the average monthly balance for the same
six-month period was $1,642.07; and the balance in the account on January 9, 2017, was
$2,914.86. (Id. at 2.) Therefore, Plaintiff’s application to proceed in forma pauperis shall be
denied, and Plaintiff shall be required to pay the statutory filing fee of $350.00 for this action in
Based on the foregoing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
Plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis, filed on January 11, 2017, is
Within thirty days from the date of service of this order, Plaintiff is required to
pay the $350.00 filing fee for this action in full; and
Plaintiff’s failure to comply with this order shall result in the dismissal of this
IT IS SO ORDERED.
February 6, 2017
/s/ Gary S. Austin
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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