Lawrence v. Wells Fargo Bank, NA et al

Filing 3

ORDER GRANTING 2 Motion to Proceed IFP signed by Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on 11/13/2023. (Lawrence, A)

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1 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 3 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 4 5 ROBERT LAWRENCE, Plaintiff, 6 7 8 v. WELLS FARGO BANK, FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY, 9 10 No. 1: 23-cv-01581-ADA-SKO ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS (Doc. 2) Defendants. 11 12 13 Plaintiff Robert Lawrence, proceeding pro se, filed a complaint on November 8, 2023, along 14 with an application to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. (Docs. 1, 2.) The 15 Court finds Plaintiff has made the showing required by § 1915, and the request to proceed in forma 16 pauperis shall be granted. 17 Regarding the status of the complaint, Plaintiff is advised that pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 18 1915(e)(2), the Court must conduct an initial review of every pro se complaint proceeding in forma 19 pauperis to determine whether it is legally sufficient under the applicable pleading standards. The 20 Court must dismiss a complaint, or portion thereof, if the Court determines that the complaint is 21 legally frivolous or malicious, fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, or seeks 22 monetary relief from a defendant who is immune from such relief. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2). If the 23 Court determines that the complaint fails to state a claim, leave to amend may be granted to the 24 extent that the deficiencies in the complaint can be cured by amendment. Plaintiff’s complaint will 25 be screened in due course. 26 If appropriate after the case has been screened, the Clerk of Court will provide Plaintiff with 27 the requisite forms and instructions to request the assistance of the United States Marshal in 28 serving the defendants pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4. 1 2 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. 3 4 5 6 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: /s/ Sheila K. Oberto November 13, 2023 . 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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