Cunha v. California Forensic Medical Group et al
ORDER Granting 2 Motion to Proceed IFP; ORDER Directing Payment of Inmate Filing Fee by Stanislaus County Jail, signed by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Seng on 2/8/17. (Attachments: # 1 Motion for IFP) (Gonzalez, R)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
JAMES ALFRED CUNHA,
ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO
PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS
CALIFORNIA FORENSIC MEDICAL
GROUP, et al.,
(ECF No. 2)
ORDER DIRECTING PAYMENT
OF INMATE FILING FEE BY STANISLAUS
Plaintiff is a county jail inmate proceeding pro se pursuant to 42 U.S.C. ' 1983
and has requested leave to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 1915.
Plaintiff has made the showing required by ' 1915(a) and accordingly, the request to
proceed in forma pauperis will be granted. Plaintiff is obligated to pay the statutory filing
fee of $350.00 for this action. 28 U.S.C. ' 1915(b)(1). Plaintiff is obligated to make
monthly payments in the amount of twenty percent of the preceding month=s income
credited to plaintiff=s trust account. Stanislaus County Jail is required to send to the
Clerk of the Court payments from plaintiff=s account each time the amount in the account
exceeds $10.00, until the statutory filing fee is paid in full. 28 U.S.C. ' 1915(b)(2).
In accordance with the above and good cause appearing therefore, IT IS
HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis (ECF No. 2) is
2. The Sheriff of Stanislaus County or his designee shall collect
payments from plaintiff=s prison trust account in an amount equal to twenty
per cent (20%) of the preceding month=s income credited to the prisoner=s
trust account and shall forward those payments to the Clerk of the Court
each time the amount in the account exceeds $10.00, in accordance with 28
U.S.C. ' 1915(b)(2), until a total of $350.00 has been collected and forwarded
to the Clerk of the Court. The payments shall be clearly identified by the
name and number assigned to this action.
3. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of this order and a copy
of plaintiff=s in forma pauperis application on the Sheriff of Stanislaus County, via
the United States Postal Service.
4. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of this order on the
Financial Department, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California,
5. Within sixty (60) days of the date of service of this order, plaintiff shall
submit a certified copy of his inmate trust account statement for the six-month
period immediately preceding the filing of the complaint, if plaintiff has not already
IT IS SO ORDERED.
February 8, 2017
Michael J. Seng
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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