(PC) Josh Bland v. Pedersen et al
ORDER ADOPTING Findings and Recommendations, revoking In Forma Pauperis Status, and directing payment of filing fee 8 , 4 signed by District Judge Dale A. Drozd on 9/14/2020. (Lundstrom, T)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
No. 1:20-cv-00793-DAD-SKO (PC)
J. PEDERSEN, et al.,
ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS AND
RECOMMENDATIONS, REVOKING IN
FORMA PAUPERIS STATUS, AND
DIRECTING PAYMENT OF FILING FEE
(Doc. Nos. 4, 8)
Plaintiff Joshua Bland is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this
civil rights action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This matter was referred to a United
States Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Rule 302.
On June 10, 2020, the assigned magistrate judge issued an order granting plaintiff’s
application to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915, and directing the
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (“CDCR”) to collect the required filing
fee payments from plaintiff’s inmate trust account and forward them to the Clerk of the Court.
(Doc. No. 4.)
On August 6, 2020, the magistrate judge issued findings and recommendations
recommending that plaintiff’s in forma pauperis be revoked and that plaintiff be required to pay
the $400.00 filing fee in full to proceed with this action because (1) he is subject to the three
strikes bar under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g) and (2) the allegations in his complaint to do not satisfy the
“imminent danger of serious physical injury” exception to § 1915(g). (Doc. No. 8.)
On August 17, 2020, plaintiff filed objections to the pending findings and
recommendations. (Doc. No. 10.) In his objections, plaintiff does not dispute that the three
dismissals cited by the magistrate judge are strike dismissals under § 1915(g), nor does he
contend that the allegations in his complaint trigger the imminent danger exception. Rather, he
contends that various federal and state rules and statutes, including the Prison Litigation Reform
Act, infringe upon his constitutional rights. (See id.)
In accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C), this court has conducted a
de novo review of this case. Having carefully reviewed the entire file, including plaintiff’s
objections, the court finds the findings and recommendations to be supported by the record and
proper analysis. Plaintiff’s objections are frivolous.
The findings and recommendations issued on August 6, 2020 (Doc. No. 8) are
adopted in full;
Plaintiff’s in forma pauperis status is revoked;
The order directing CDCR to collect filing fee payments from plaintiff’s inmate
trust account issued on June 10, 2020 (Doc. No. 4) is vacated;
required filing fee of $400.00 in full to proceed with this action;
Within thirty (30) days from the date of service of this order, plaintiff shall pay the
Failure to pay the filing fee within the allotted time will result in dismissal of this
The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of this order on CDCR and on
the Financial Department of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
IT IS SO ORDERED.
September 14, 2020
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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