Jackson v. George

Filing 4

ORDER DISMISSING CASE. Signed by Judge Charles R. Breyer on 10/03/06. (be, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/4/2006) Additional attachment(s) added on 10/5/2006 (be, COURT STAFF).

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Jackson v. George Doc. 4 Case 3:06-cv-06154-CRB Document 4 Filed 10/04/2006 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA United United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California ROBERT L. JACKSON, Plaintiff, v. TONY GEORGE, Defendant. / No. C 06-06154 CRB ORDER 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Now before the Court is Plaintiff Robert L. Jackson's application to proceed in forma pauperis ("IFP"). A court may authorize a plaintiff to prosecute an action in federal court without prepayment of fees or security if the plaintiff submits an affidavit showing that he or she is unable to pay such fees or give security therefor. See 28 U.S.C. 1915(a). Plaintiff has submitted the required documentation, and it is evident from his application that his assets and income are insufficient to enable Plaintiff to prosecute the action. Viewing Plaintiff's application in isolation, it appears that he should be allowed to proceed IFP. This Court is under a continuing duty, however, to dismiss a case whenever it determines that the action "(i) is frivolous or malicious; (ii) fails to state a claim on which relief may be granted; or (iii) seeks monetary relief against a defendant who is immune from such relief." 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2)(B). Plaintiff has filed a complaint and requested a restraining order against Tony George. He alleges that George has threatened him with a box cutter on account of a dispute over Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:06-cv-06154-CRB Document 4 Filed 10/04/2006 Page 2 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 allegedly unpaid sums of money. Plaintiff does not allege facts sufficient to establish that this Court has power to hear his case. Therefore, his Complaint "fails to state a claim on which relief may be granted" and must be dismissed. 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2)(B)(ii). If Plaintiff is to obtain relief on the facts he alleges, it must be from the state courts. For the foregoing reasons, the Complaint is DISMISSED without leave to amend. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: October 3, 2006 United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California CHARLES R. BREYER UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2 G:\CRBALL\2006\6154\order1.wpd

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