Berry v. Modesto Area Express Regional Transit et al

Filing 6

ORDER GRANTING Application to Proceed Without Prepayment of Fees or Costs 3 , 5 , signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 4/15/18. (Marrujo, C)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 DEBRA BERRY, 12 13 14 15 16 Case No. 1:18-cv-00022-DAD-BAM Plaintiffs v. MODESTO AREA EXPRESS REGIONAL TRANSIT, et al., ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED WITHOUT PREPAYMENT OF FEES OR COSTS (Docs. 3, 5) Defendants. 17 Plaintiff Debra Berry is proceeding pro se and has requested leave to proceed in forma 18 pauperis pursuant to Title 28 of the United States Code section 1915(a). Although Plaintiff did 19 not correctly complete the long form application to proceed in forma pauperis, it is clear that she 20 has made the showing required by section 1915(a). Accordingly, the request to proceed in forma 21 pauperis will be granted. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a). 22 Plaintiff is advised that the Court screens the complaints of pro se litigants proceeding in 23 forma pauperis pursuant to Title 28 of the United States Code section 1915(e)(2). The Court must 24 dismiss a complaint if the litigant has raised claims that are legally “frivolous or malicious,” that 25 fail to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, or that seek monetary relief from a 26 defendant(s) who is immune from such relief. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B). As a result, 27 summonses will not issue at this time. The Court will direct the United States Marshal to serve 28 1 1 Plaintiff’s complaint only after the Court has screened the complaint and determined that it 2 contains cognizable claims for relief against the named defendants. The Court has a large number 3 of such cases pending before it and will screen Plaintiff’s complaint in due course. 4 5 6 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: /s/ Barbara April 15, 2018 A. McAuliffe _ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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