Murphy Esq. Sr. v. U.S. Internal Revenue Service

Filing 3

ORDER GRANTING 2 Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis, signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 06/03/2021. (Maldonado, C)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 12 SHANNON O. MURPHY ESQ. SR., dba SHEETMETAL & ASSOCIATES, Plaintiff, 13 14 15 16 v. Case No. 1:21-cv-00870-NONE-EPG ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS (ECF No. 2.) U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE TAXPAYER ADVOCATE, Defendant. 17 18 Plaintiff Shannon O. Murphy Esq. Sr., dba Sheetmetal & Associates (“Plaintiff”) is 19 proceeding pro se in this action. (ECF No. 1.) On June 1, 2021, Plaintiff submitted an application 20 to proceed in forma pauperis. (ECF No. 4.) Plaintiff has made the requisite showing under 28 21 U.S.C. § 1915(a). Accordingly, his application to proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED. 22 23 24 25 As to the status of the complaint, Plaintiff is advised that pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2), the Court must conduct an initial review of a pro se complaint filed 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 26 relief from a defendant who is immune from such relief. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2). If the Court 27 determines that the complaint fails to state a claim, leave to amend may be granted to the extent 28 1 1 that the deficiencies in the complaint can be cured by amendment. The complaint will be screened 2 in due course and Plaintiff will be served with the resulting order. 3 4 5 6 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: June 3, 2021 /s/ 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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