Gerold v. Yakima Memorial Hospital

Filing 7

REFERRAL FOR REASSIGNMENT AND RECOMMENDATION. Signed by Judge James Larson on 2/7/08. (jlsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/7/2008)

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Gerold v. Yakima Memorial Hospital Doc. 7 Case 4:07-cv-05493-CW Document 7 Filed 02/07/2008 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California ERIC GEROLD, Plaintiff, v. YAKIMA MEMORIAL, Defendants. ________________________________/ No. C 07-5493 JL REFERRAL FOR REASSIGNMENT AND RECOMMENDATION 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Plaintiff filed his complaint on October 29, 2007, along with his application for leave to file in forma pauperis ("IFP"). However, Plaintiff's application was incomplete, in that he omitted the source and amount of his income. He checked "Yes" that he receives income from "Federal or State welfare payments, Social Security or other government source," but did not specify the type or amount of the monthly payment. The Court therefore denied Plaintiff's application without prejudice, and gave him a one-month extension to complete his application by stating the source and amount of his monthly income. Plaintiff also checked "Yes" that he has a bank account, and identified Wells Fargo as his bank, but failed to enter an amount. The Court also ordered Plaintiff to provide that information. Plaintiff likewise checked "Yes" that his complaint which he is seeking to file raises claims that have been presented in other lawsuits, but does not list the C-07-5493 ORDER Page 1 of 2 Dockets.Justia.com Case 4:07-cv-05493-CW Document 7 Filed 02/07/2008 Page 2 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 case names and numbers of the prior lawsuits and the names of the courts in which they were filed. The Court ordered Plaintiff to provide this as well. The Court ordered Plaintiff to provide the information listed above on or before December 31, 2007, and advised him that If he failed to do so, the Court would refer his case for reassignment to a district judge, with the recommendation that the IFP application be denied. On December 31, 2007, the copy of the Court's order mailed to Plaintiff on December 3, 2007 was returned as undeliverable. The Court held the initial case management conference on February 6, 2008, but Plaintiff did not appear. Neither party has consented to this Court's jurisdiction, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(c). Accordingly, this Court refers the case for reassignment with the recommendation that Plaintiff's IFP application be denied, and the case be dismissed without prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(a)(2), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: February 7, 2008 __________________________________ James Larson Chief 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 G:\JLALL\CHAMBERS\CASES\CIVIL\07-5493-ref-reassignment.wpd C-07-5493 ORDER Page 2 of 2

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