Heidi Kellerhals v. Ruelas et al

Filing 6

ORDER GRANTING 3 Motion to Proceed IFP, signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 9/10/2020. (Martin-Gill, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 HEIDI KELLERHALS, 12 13 Case No. 1:20-cv-01279-NONE-EPG Plaintiff, ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS v. (ECF No. 2) 14 15 16 MAIRA RUELAS, et al., Defendants. 17 18 19 Plaintiff, Heidi Kellerhals, is proceeding pro se in this action. (ECF No. 1.) On September 20 8, 2020, Plaintiff submitted an application to proceed in forma pauperis. (ECF No. 2.) Plaintiff 21 has made the requisite showing under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a). Accordingly, her application to 22 proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED. 23 As to the status of the complaint, Plaintiff is advised that pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 24 1915(e)(2), the Court must conduct an initial review of a pro se complaint filed in forma pauperis 25 to determine whether it is legally sufficient under the applicable pleading standards. The Court 26 must dismiss a complaint, or portion thereof, if the Court determines that the complaint is legally 27 frivolous or malicious, fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, or seeks monetary 28 relief from a defendant who is immune from such relief. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2). If the Court 1 1 determines that the complaint fails to state a claim, leave to amend may be granted to the extent 2 that the deficiencies in the complaint can be cured by amendment. The complaint will be screened 3 in due course and Plaintiff will be served with the resulting order. 4 5 6 7 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: September 10, 2020 /s/ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 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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