Courtney v. Housing Authority of the County of Kings et al
ORDER GRANTING 2 Motion to Proceed IFP signed by Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on 9/14/2020. (Jessen, A)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
COLLEEN M. COURTNEY,
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE
COUNTY OF KINGS, et al.,
Case No. 1:20-cv-01296-NONE-SKO
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S
APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN
Plaintiff Colleen M. Courtney, proceeding pro se, filed a complaint on September 11, 2020,
along with an application to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. (Docs. 1, 2.)
The Court finds Plaintiff has made the showing required by § 1915, and the request to proceed in
forma pauperis shall be granted.
As to the status of her complaint, Plaintiff is advised that pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2),
the Court must conduct an initial review of every pro se complaint proceeding in forma pauperis to
determine whether it is legally sufficient under the applicable pleading standards. The Court must
dismiss a complaint, or portion thereof, if the Court determines that the complaint is legally frivolous
or malicious, fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, or seeks monetary relief from
a defendant who is immune from such relief. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2). If the Court determines that
the complaint fails to state a claim, leave to amend may be granted to the extent that the deficiencies
in the complaint can be cured by amendment. Plaintiff’s complaint will be screened in due course.
If appropriate after the case has been screened, the Clerk of Court will provide Plaintiff with
the requisite forms and instructions to request the assistance of the United States Marshal in serving
Defendants pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4.
Based on the forgoing and good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s
application to proceed in forma pauperis (Doc. 2) is GRANTED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
September 14, 2020
Sheila K. Oberto
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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