LaFaele v. Arnold et al

Filing 7

ORDER signed by Senior Judge John C. Coughenour on 4/21/09 ORDERING pltf's request to proceed in forma pauperis 2 is GRANTED; all fees shall be collected and paid in accordance with this Courts Order to the Director of the California Departme nt of Corrections and Rehabilitation filed concurrently herewith; service is appropriate for dfts J. Arnold and J.L. Herrara; the clerk is directed to send pltf 2 USM-285 forms, 1 summons, instruction sheet and copy of the complaint; pltf to return completed documents within 30 days of this order.(Carlos, K) Modified on 4/21/2009 (cc: CDC Director)(Carlos, K).

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se. Plaintiff seeks relief pursuant to 42 U.S.C. v. J. ARNOLD, J. L. HERRERA, Defendants. ORDER GRANTING LEAVE TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS TOVIA LAFAELE, Plaintiff, CASE NO. CIV 08-0958-JCC UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 13 1983 and has requested leave to proceed in forma pauperis under 28 U.S.C. 1915. 14 Pursuant to federal statute, a filing fee of $350.00 is required to commence a civil action in 15 federal district court. 28 U.S.C. 1914(a). The Court may authorize the commencement of an 16 action "without prepayment of fees or security therefor" by an individual who submits an affidavit 17 with evidence showing an inability to pay such fees or give security therefor. 28 U.S.C. 1915(a). 18 Plaintiff has submitted a declaration that makes the required showing. Accordingly, the request to 19 proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED. 20 21 22 23 Although prepayment is not required, Plaintiff must still pay the statutory fee of $350 for this action. 28 U.S.C. 1914(a), 1915(b)(1). Because Plaintiff has no funds in his account, the Court will not assess an initial partial filing fee. 28 U.S.C. 1915(b)(1). By separate order, the Court will direct the appropriate agency to collect the filing fee in installments from Plaintiff's ORDER - 1 1 trust account and forward it to the Clerk of the Court. Plaintiff will be obligated to make monthly 2 payments in the amount of twenty percent (20%) of the preceding month's income credited to his 3 trust account. 28 U.S.C. 1915(b)(2). These payments will be forwarded by the appropriate 4 agency to the Clerk of the Court each time the amount in Plaintiff's account exceeds $10.00, until 5 the statutory filing fee of $350.00 is paid in full. 28 U.S.C. 1915(b)(2). 6 7 8 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. Plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED. 2. All fees shall be collected and paid in accordance with this Court's Order to the Director 9 of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation filed concurrently herewith. 10 11 3. Service is appropriate for the following Defendants: J. Arnold, J. L. Herrera. 4. The Clerk of the Court shall send Plaintiff two USM-285 forms, one summons, an 12 instruction sheet, and a copy of the complaint filed May 5, 2008. 13 5. Within thirty days from the date of this Order, Plaintiff shall complete the attached 14 Notice of Submission of Documents and submit the following documents to the Court: 15 16 17 18 19 a. The completed Notice of Submission of Documents; b. One completed summons; c. One completed USM-285 form for each defendant listed in number 3 above; and d. Three copies of the endorsed complaint filed May 5, 2008. 6. Plaintiff need not attempt service on Defendants and need not request waiver of service. 20 Upon receipt of the above-described documents, the Court will direct the United States Marshal to 21 serve the Defendants pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(c)(3) without payment of 22 costs. 23 // ORDER - 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Dated this 21st day of April, 2009. A John C. Coughenour UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE ORDER - 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Plaintiff hereby submits the following documents in compliance with the Court's Order Vs. J. ARNOLD, J. L. HERRERA Defendants. NOTICE OF SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS TOVIA LAFAELE, Plaintiff, CASE NO. CIV 08-0958-JCC UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 14 filed____________________: 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 _______________________ Plaintiff DATED: ______ ______ ______ Completed summons form Completed USM-285 forms Copies of the Complaint ORDER - 4

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