Renfro v. Swift Transps et al

Filing 6

ORDER granting 5 Motion to Proceed IFP signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 11/15/2017. (Lundstrom, T)

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1 2 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 4 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 5 6 CHRISTOPHER RENFRO, 7 Plaintiff, 8 v. 9 SWIFT TRANSPS, et al. 10 Defendants. 11 12 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No.: 1:17-cv-1349-LJO-BAM ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS (ECF No. 5) 13 Plaintiff Christopher Renfro (“Plaintiff”), appearing pro se, filed the complaint in this 14 action on October 6, 2017. (ECF No. 1.) Plaintiff did not pay the filing fee in this action and 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 instead filed an application to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. (ECF No. 3.) On October 17, 2017, the Court found that Plaintiff’s application was not properly completed, and Plaintiff was ordered to file a long form application to proceed in forma pauperis, plaintiff filed an application to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. Plaintiff’s application demonstrates entitlement to proceed without prepayment of fees. Notwithstanding this order, the Court does not direct that service be undertaken until the Court screens the complaint in due course and issues its screening order. Accordingly, the Court GRANTS Plaintiff’s motion to proceed in forma pauperis. 23 24 IT IS SO ORDERED. 25 Dated: /s/ Barbara November 15, 2017 26 A. McAuliffe _ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 27 28 1

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