White et al v. City of Vallejo
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Allison Claire on 9/19/2014 GRANTING plaintiffs' 4 5 6 7 Motions to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. Service is appropriate for defendant City of Vallejo. Clerk shall send plaintiffs 1 Summons, 1 USM-285 form, an instructions sheet, a copy of 1 8 Complaint(s), and New Case Documents for Judge Claire. Within 15 days, plaintiff directed to supply U.S. Marshal with all information needed to effect service of process and file a Statement with Court that said documents have been submitted. [cc: U.S. Marshal Services] (Marciel, M)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CHRISTOPHER WHITE, ET AL.,
CITY OF VALLEJO, ET AL.,
Plaintiffs, proceeding in this action pro se, have requested leave to proceed in forma
pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. This proceeding was referred to the undersigned pursuant
to Local Rule 302(a), pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). Plaintiffs have submitted affidavits
making the showing required by 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(1). Accordingly, their requests 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.
Good cause appearing, IT IS ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiffs’ requests for leave to proceed in forma pauperis (ECF Nos. 4–7) are granted.
2. Service is appropriate for the following defendant: City of Vallejo.
3. The Clerk of the Court is directed to issue forthwith, and the U.S. 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 plaintiffs 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 this court’s status order.
5. Plaintiffs are directed to supply the U.S. Marshal, within 15 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 undersigned.
7. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of this order on the U.S. Marshal,
501 “I” Street, Sacramento, Ca., 95814, Tel. No. (916) 930-2030.
8. Failure to comply with this order may result in a recommendation that this action be
DATED: September 19, 2014
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