Ruiz v. Mobert
ORDER DENYING Plaintiff's Motion for Interpreter; ORDER GRANTING Plaintiff's Request for an Extension of Time to File an Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis OR Pay Filing Fee 7 , signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 7/5/17: 30-Day Deadline. (Attachments: # 1 IFP Application - blank form)(Hellings, J)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
ROGELIO MAY RUIZ,
Case No.: 1:17-cv-00709-BAM (PC)
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S REQUEST
FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE AN
APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA
PAUPERIS OR PAY FILING FEE
(ECF No. 7)
THIRTY (30) DAY DEADLINE
Plaintiff Rogelio May Ruiz is a state prisoner proceeding pro se in this civil action
pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
Currently before the Court is Plaintiff’s motion seeking an interpreter and an extension of
time. (ECF No. 7.) Plaintiff’s motion is in English, and states that it was written with help.
Plaintiff states that he does not speak or write English, and he requests an interpreter. As Plaintiff
has been previously informed, the Court cannot provide Plaintiff with translated documents, nor
will it translate his documents from Spanish into English. Plaintiff must seek assistance at the
prison if he cannot complete his court filings in English on his own, as he has done thus far.
Lewis v. Casey, 518 U.S. 343, 356, 116 S. Ct. 2174, 2182, 135 L. Ed. 2d 606 (1996). Therefore,
his motion for an interpreter is denied.
Plaintiff further states that he requires an extension of time to complete an application to
proceed in forma pauperis. Plaintiff explains that he completed the form previously sent to him
by the Court, but it has been lost by prison staff, and he needs to redo the document. Plaintiff has
shown good cause for his request, and it will be granted. Plaintiff is reminded that his application
must be complete and submitted in English if he wishes for his application to be considered.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED as follows:
Plaintiff’s request for an interpreter is denied;
Plaintiff’s request for an extension of time to file an application to proceed in
forma pauperis is granted;
The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve this order and a blank IFP application
for a prisoner on Plaintiff;
Within thirty (30) days from the date of service of this order, Plaintiff shall file
the attached application to proceed in forma pauperis, completed and signed, or in the alternative,
pay the $400.00 filing fee for this action;
No extension of time will be granted without a showing of good cause; and
The failure to comply with this order will result in dismissal of this action,
IT IS SO ORDERED.
July 5, 2017
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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