Lawrence v. Wells Fargo Bank, NA et al
ORDER GRANTING 2 Motion to Proceed IFP signed by Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on 11/13/2023. (Lawrence, A)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
WELLS FARGO BANK, FIRST
AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY,
No. 1: 23-cv-01581-ADA-SKO
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S
APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA
Plaintiff Robert Lawrence, proceeding pro se, filed a complaint on November 8, 2023, 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.
Regarding 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 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 the 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.
/s/ Sheila K. Oberto
November 13, 2023
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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