Frazier v. Konrad

Filing 4

ORDER signed by Judge Dale A. Drozd on 4/26/2006 ORDERING: 2 Mtn to proceed IFP is GRANTED; pltf to pay filing fee of $350 to be paid in accordance w/CDC order; Service is appropriate for dft Sergeant A. Konrad; the Clerk to send one USM form, one summons, instr and a copy of the endorsed complaint filed 4/21/2006 to be completed and returned w/in 30 days from the date of this order.(Matson, R)

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(PC) Frazier v. Konrad Doc. 4 Case 2:06-cv-00859-LKK-DAD Document 4 Filed 04/27/2006 Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 vs. A. KONRAD, Defendant. / Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se. Plaintiff seeks relief under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and has requested leave to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915. This proceeding was referred to the undersigned magistrate judge in accordance with Local Rule 72-302 and 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(1). Plaintiff's in forma pauperis application makes the showing required by 28 U.S.C. 1915(a). Accordingly, plaintiff's request for leave to proceed in forma pauperis will be granted. Plaintiff is required by statute to pay the $350.00 filing fee in installments when funds are available. See 28 U.S.C. 1914(a) & 1915(b)(1). Plaintiff has been without funds for six months and is currently without funds. Accordingly, the court will not assess an initial partial filing fee. See 28 U.S.C. 1915(b)(1). In the future, plaintiff will be obligated for 1 Dockets.Justia.com IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA JAMES FRAZIER, Plaintiff, No. CIV S-06-0859 LKK DAD P ORDER Case 2:06-cv-00859-LKK-DAD Document 4 Filed 04/27/2006 Page 2 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 monthly payments of twenty percent of the preceding month's income credited to his prison trust account. These payments will be collected and forwarded by the appropriate agency to the Clerk of the Court each time the amount in plaintiff's account exceeds $10.00, until the filing fee is paid in full. See 28 U.S.C. 1915(b)(2). The undersigned finds that plaintiff's complaint appears to state a cognizable Eighth Amendment claim for relief pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983 and 28 U.S.C. 1915A(b). If the allegations of the complaint are proven, plaintiff has a reasonable opportunity to prevail on the merits of this action. In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. Plaintiff's April 21, 2006 application to proceed in forma pauperis is granted. 2. Plaintiff is obligated to pay the statutory filing fee of $350.00 for this action. The fee shall be collected and paid in accordance with this court's order to the Director of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation filed concurrently herewith. 3. Service of the complaint is appropriate for defendant Sergeant A. Konrad. 4. The Clerk of the Court shall send plaintiff one USM-285 form, one summons, an instruction sheet, and a copy of the endorsed complaint filed April 21, 2006. 5. Within thirty days from the date of this order, plaintiff shall complete the attached Notice of Submission of Documents and shall submit all of the following documents to the court at the same time: a. The completed, signed Notice of Submission of Documents form; b. One completed summons; c. One completed USM-285 form for defendant Sergeant A. Konrad; and d. Two copies of the endorsed complaint filed April 21, 2006. ///// ///// ///// 2 Case 2:06-cv-00859-LKK-DAD Document 4 Filed 04/27/2006 Page 3 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 DAD:13 fraz0859.1a 6. Plaintiff shall not attempt service of the complaint and summons on the defendant or request a waiver of service of summons. Upon receipt of the above-described documents, the court will direct the United States Marshal to serve the defendant pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4 without payment of costs. DATED: April 26, 2006. 3 Case 2:06-cv-00859-LKK-DAD Document 4 Filed 04/27/2006 Page 4 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Plaintiff 24 25 26 DATED: order filed vs. A. KONRAD, Defendant. / Plaintiff hereby submits the following documents in compliance with the court's : one completed summons form; one completed USM-285 form; and two true and exact copies of the complaint filed April 21, 2006. . NOTICE OF SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS JAMES FRAZIER, Plaintiff, No. CIV S-06-0859 LKK DAD P IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

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