Jackson v. National Railroad Passenger Corporation

Filing 11

ORDER Granting Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis; Ordering Service of the First Amended Complaint. Signed by Judge Joseph C. Spero on November 28, 2011. (jcslc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/28/2011)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 9 REGINALD A. JACKSON, 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 No. C- 11-1510 JCS Plaintiff, ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS; ORDERING SERVICE OF THE FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT v. NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER CORPORATION, [Docket No. 2] 13 14 Defendants. ___________________________________/ 15 16 Plaintiff Reginald Jackson filed an Application To Proceed In Forma Pauperis in the above- 17 entitled action. The complaint was assigned to a United States Magistrate Judge and Plaintiff has 18 consented to the jurisdiction of the undersigned. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(c). The Court reviewed the 19 Application, and found Plaintiff to be indigent. However, the Complaint failed to state a claim and 20 was dismissed with leave to amend. 21 On October 21, 2011, Plaintiff filed a First Amended Complaint (“FAC”). Liberally 22 construed, the Court finds that the FAC states a claim for relief. The Motion to Proceed in Forma 23 Pauperis is therefore GRANTED. The U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of California shall 24 serve, without prepayment of fees, a copy of the complaint, any amendments, scheduling 25 orders and attachments, as well as a copy of this order, upon Defendants. 26 27 Finally, without making any endorsement in this regard, Plaintiff is again advised that the San Francisco Bar Association operates a lawyer referral service which may be helpful in securing 28 1 1 pro bono counsel. Moreover, Plaintiff may wish to seek assistance from the Legal Help Center, 2 located on the 15th Floor of the Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA, in 3 Room 2796, where Plaintiff may sign up for a free appointment with an attorney who may be able to 4 provide basic legal help, but not legal representation. The telephone number for scheduling an 5 appointment with the Legal Help Center is (415) 782-9000, extension 8657. 6 IT IS SO ORDERED. 7 Dated: November 28, 2011 8 9 ____________________________________ JOSEPH C. SPERO United States Magistrate Judge 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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