Portnov Abraham v. Carnival Corporation

Filing 7

ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS. Signed by Judge Paul S. Grewal on August 1, 2014. (psglc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/1/2014) (Additional attachment(s) added on 8/1/2014: # 1 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE) (ofr, COURT STAFF).

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 8 SAN JOSE DIVISION 11 ABRAHAM PORTNOV, 12 Plaintiff, v. 13 14 CARNIVAL CORPORATION, Defendant. 15 16 17 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. 5:14-cv-02887-PSG ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS (Re: Docket Nos. 5 and 6) Pending on the court’s docket is a letter filing from Plaintiff Abraham Portnov that spells out the challenges he has faced to date in prosecuting his claim against Defendant Carnival 18 Corporation. To Portnov’s credit, he provides a more fulsome explanation of the financial 19 20 challenges he faces. Even though the court is inclined to grant what it generously construes to be a 21 motion for leave to file a motion for reconsideration of its prior decision on Portnov’s financial 22 qualification to proceed in forma pauperis, 1 the court must also, at a minimum, be persuaded that 23 this court possesses both subject matter and personal jurisdiction over Portnov’s tort-based claims 24 and not determine that the complaint is frivolous. 2 25 26 27 1 See Docket No. 5. 28 2 See 28 U.S.C. § 1915. 1 Case No. 5:14-cv-02887-PSG ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS

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