Petty v. U.S. Government

Filing 5

ORDER by Judge Joseph C. Spero denying 3 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis and dismissing complaint with leave to amend (jcslc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/21/2006) Additional attachment(s) added on 6/22/2006 (klh, COURT STAFF).

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Petty v. U.S. Government Doc. 5 Case 3:06-cv-03643-JCS Document 5 Filed 06/21/2006 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 v. U.S. GOVERNMENT, Defendant. ________________________________/ LARRY D. PETTY, Plaintiff, ORDER DENYING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS AND DISMISSING COMPLAINT WITH LEAVE TO AMEND [Docket No. 3] No. C-06-3643 JCS UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Plaintiff Larry D. Petty has filed an application to proceed in forma pauperis ("the Application"). He has consented to the jurisdiction of a United States magistrate judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(c). For the reasons stated below, the Application is DENIED. Under 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2), the Court is required to dismiss an in forma pauperis complaint which fails to state a claim. Marks v. Solcum, 98 F.3d 494, 495 (9th Cir. 1996). Plaintiff's complaint is almost entirely illegible and the Court is unable to discern any legally cognizable claim in it. Therefore, the Court DENIES Plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis and DISMISSES plaintiff's complaint with leave to amend. Plaintiff shall be given thirty (30) days from the date of this order in which to amend his complaint. In his amended complaint, Plaintiff shall identify each claim clearly and legibly and state the specific facts supporting each claim. If Plaintiff in his amended complaint states a claim upon which relief may be granted, the Court will reconsider its denial of Plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis. Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:06-cv-03643-JCS Document 5 Filed 06/21/2006 Page 2 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 The Clerk is directed to close the file in this case if an amended complaint is not filed within thirty days of the date of this order. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: June 21, 2006 ______________________________ JOSEPH C. SPERO United States Magistrate Judge United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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