Johnson v. San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department et al
ORDER and ORDER DIRECTED SERVICE BY UNITED STATES MARSHAL without prepayment of costs signed by Magistrate Judge Allison Claire on 10/15/2014. Plaintiff's 2 Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis is GRANTED. Service is appropriate for defendants San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department and Steve Moore. United States Marshal directed to serve, within 90 days of date of this Order, all process pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4, including a copy of this court's Status Orde r, without prepayment of costs. Clerk shall send plaintiff's counsel 2 USM-285 forms, 1 Summons, a copy of 1 Complaint, an appropriate form for "Consent to trial by a Magistrate", and Court's Status Order. Clerk also directed to serve copy of Order on United State Marshal Service. [cc: U.S. Marshal] (Marciel, M)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
No. 2:14-cv-00663 MCE AC
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S
DEPARTMENT and STEVE MOORE,
ORDER AND ORDER DIRECTING
SERVICE BY THE UNITED STATES
MARSHAL WITHOUT PREPAYMENT OF
On March 7, 2014, plaintiff Jolene Johnson, proceeding through counsel, initiated this
action, alleging a violation of her Eighth Amendment rights. ECF No. 1. On March 12, 2014,
plaintiff submitted a request to proceed in forma pauperis. ECF No. 2. On October 9, 2014, the
district judge referred the motion to proceed in forma pauperis to the undersigned for review and
ruling. ECF No. 6. Plaintiff has submitted an affidavit making the showing required by 28
U.S.C. § 1915(a)(1). Accordingly, the request to proceed in forma pauperis will be granted.
The complaint states a cognizable claim for relief. If the allegations of the complaint are
proven, plaintiff has a reasonable opportunity to prevail on the merits of this action.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff’s request for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is granted.
2. Service is appropriate for the following defendants: San Joaquin County Sheriff’s
Department and Steve Moore.
3. The United States Marshal is directed to serve within ninety days of the date of this
order, all process pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4, including a copy of this court’s
status order, without prepayment of costs.
4. The Clerk of the Court shall send plaintiff’s counsel one USM-285 form for each
defendant, one summons, a copy of the complaint, an appropriate form for consent to trial by a
magistrate judge and the court’s status order.
5. Plaintiff is directed to provide to the United States Marshal, within fifteen days from
the date this order is filed, all information needed by the Marshal to effect service of process, and
shall file a statement with the court that said documents have been submitted to the United States
Marshal. The court anticipates that, to effect service, the U.S. Marshal will require at least:
a. One completed summons for each defendant;
b. One completed USM-285 form for each defendant;
c. One copy of the endorsed filed complaint for each defendant, with an extra
copy for the U.S. Marshal;
d. One copy of this court’s status order for each defendant; and
e. One copy of the instant order for each defendant.
6. In the event the U.S. Marshal is unable, for any reason whatsoever, to effectuate
service on any defendant within 90 days from the date of this order, the Marshal is directed to
report that fact, and the reasons for it, to the court.
7. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of this order on the United States
Marshal, 501 “I” Street, Sacramento, Ca., 95814, Tel. No. (916) 930-2030.
DATED: October 15, 2014
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