Earl Simpson v. A Non-Profit Public Benefit Corp. Department of the State Hospitals

Filing 9

ORDER GRANTING 5 Motion to Proceed IFP signed by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Seng on 4/21/2017. (Jessen, A)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 EARL SIMPSON, 10 11 12 13 Plaintiff, CASE No. 1:17-cv-00275-LJO-MJS (PC) ORDER GRANTING MOTION PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS TO v. (ECF NO. 5) A NON-PROFIT PUBLIC BENEFIT CORP. DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE HOSPITALS, 14 Defendant. 15 16 17 Plaintiff is a civil detainee proceeding pro se in this action. On April 17, 2017, 18 Plaintiff filed a motion to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. section 1915. 19 (ECF No. 5.) The motion indicates that Plaintiff is unable to afford the fees for this 20 litigation and that he is entitled to proceed without prepayment of fees. 21 22 Based on the foregoing, Plaintiff’s motion to proceed in forma pauperis is HEREBY GRANTED. 23 24 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: April 21, 2017 /s/ 26 Michael J. Seng UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 27 28 1

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