Martin v. Unknown - name not given

Filing 5

ORDER re 3 REGARDING IN FORMA PAUPERIS MOTION. Signed by Judge CLAUDIA WILKEN on 11/13/08. (scc, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/13/2008)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA CURTIS L. MARTIN, Plaintiff, v. JOHN DOE, et al., Defendants. / No. C 08-04297 CW (PR) ORDER REGARDING IN FORMA PAUPERIS MOTION Plaintiff, a state prisoner, filed this pro se civil rights action under 42 U.S.C. 1983. On that same date, the Clerk of the Court sent Plaintiff a notice directing him to pay the filing fee or to file a completed in forma pauperis (IFP) application. Plaintiff filed a completed IFP application and a copy of his prisoner trust account statement; however, Plaintiff did not file a copy of his Certificate of Funds. Ordinarily, a plaintiff is permitted to file a civil action in federal court without prepayment of fees or security if he submits an affidavit that he is unable to pay such fees or give security therefor. See 28 U.S.C. 1915(a). If the plaintiff is a prisoner who alleges that he is unable to pay the full filing fee at the time of filing, he must submit: (1) an affidavit that includes a statement of all assets he possesses, and (2) a certified copy of the trust fund account statement for the prisoner for the six-month period immediately preceding the filing of the action, obtained from the appropriate official of each prison at which the prisoner is or was confined. See id. 1915(a)(1), (2). If the court determines that the plaintiff is unable to pay the full filing fee 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 at the time of filing, the plaintiff will be granted leave to proceed IFP. This means that the filing fee must be paid by way of an installment plan, according to which the court first will assess and collect a partial filing fee from the prisoner, and then the prisoner will be required to make monthly payments of twenty percent of the preceding month's income credited to the prisoner's account until the full $350.00 filing fee is paid. 1915(b)(1). Id. The agency having custody of the prisoner is responsible for forwarding to the court payments from the prisoner's account each time the amount in the account exceeds ten dollars. See id. Therefore, before the Court will proceed to review the complaint Plaintiff is hereby ORDERED to file a copy of his Certificate of Funds. Plaintiff shall do so within thirty (30) days of the date of this Order. Failure to file a copy of Plaintiff's Certificate of Funds as ordered herein by the thirty-day deadline shall result in the dismissal of this action without prejudice. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: 11/13/08 CLAUDIA WILKEN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2 C:\Documents and Settings\Workstation\Local Settings\Temp\notes95EC0B\Martin4297.COF.wpd 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA IN RE: CURTIS L MARTIN, Plaintiff, v. DOES Defendant. / Case Number: CV08-04297 CW CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I, the undersigned, hereby certify that I am an employee in the Office of the Clerk, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. That on November 13, 2008, I SERVED a true and correct copy(ies) of the attached, by placing said copy(ies) in a postage paid envelope addressed to the person(s) hereinafter listed, by depositing said envelope in the U.S. Mail, or by placing said copy(ies) into an inter-office delivery receptacle located in the Clerk's office. Curtis L. Martin V-36244 3C 139L Pleasant Valley State Prison P.O. Box 8503 Coalinga, CA 93210 Dated: November 13, 2008 Richard W. Wieking, Clerk By: Sheilah Cahill, Deputy Clerk 3 C:\Documents and Settings\Workstation\Local Settings\Temp\notes95EC0B\Martin4297.COF.wpd

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