Villalobos v. Faulkner, et al.
ORDER to Submit Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis or Pay Filing Fee or Voluntary Dismissal Within 45 Days, signed by Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on 10/11/17. Motion for IFP Due Within 45-Days. (Attachments: # 1 Application & Instructions for IFP)(Gonzalez, R)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
RICARDO VILLALOBOS, JR.,
ORDER TO SUBMIT APPLICATION
TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS
OR PAY FILING FEE OR VOLUNTARY
DISMISSAL WITHIN 45 DAYS
MARIA FAULKNER, et al.,
(Docs. 11, 12)
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se in a civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C.
' 1983, which he initially filed in the United States District Court in the Northern District of
California. (Doc. 1.) This action was opened when the Northern District Court severed a number
of Plaintiff’s claims and defendants and had them transferred to this Court. (Docs. 4, 5.) Though
Plaintiff submitted an application to proceed in forma pauperis with the original action to the
Norther District Court, he has not done so here; nor has Plaintiff paid the $400.00 filing fee.
Thus, on August 17, 2017, Plaintiff was ordered to submit either an application to proceed in
forma pauperis, pay the filing fee in full, or file a notice of voluntary dismissal. (Doc. 7.)
On October 6, 2017, Plaintiff filed a motion requesting an extension of time to file a
motion to proceed in forma pauperis as well as a motion requesting leave to file motions without
having access to the full case number of this action. (Docs. 11, 12.) In his motions, Plaintiff
explains that, since the August 17, 2017 order issued, he has twice been transferred and currently
does not have access to any of his legal paperwork. Further, though Plaintiff has repeatedly
requested certified copies of his inmate trust account statement, because of his transfers, he has
yet to receive it to submit to the Court. The Court understands the predicament Plaintiff is in and
that he has been unable to comply with the August 17, 2017 order through no fault of his own.
This equates to good cause to grant Plaintiff an extension of time.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
The Clerk of the Court is directed to forward Plaintiff the form to apply to proceed
in forma pauperis in this action; and
Plaintiff is granted a forty-five day extension of time from the date of service of
this order in which Plaintiff shall:
submit a notice of voluntary dismissal under Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i) of the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure.
pay the $400.00 filing fee for this action; or
submit the attached application to proceed in forma pauperis, completed and
No requests for extension will be granted without a showing of good cause. Failure to
comply with this order will result in dismissal of this action.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
October 11, 2017
Sheila K. Oberto
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will submit a certified copy of his inmate trust account
statement for the last six months after Plaintiff files the application to proceed in forma pauperis. Thus, Plaintiff
need not await receipt of a copy of his trust account statement before he submits the in forma pauperis application.
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