Dittimus v. State of Colorado et al
ORDER Granting Leave to Proceed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 3 Motion. 4 Motion to Intervene is denied without prejudice, by Magistrate Judge Gordon P. Gallagher on 11/15/14.(morti, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 14-cv-03053-BNB
(The above civil action number must appear on all future papers
sent to the court in this action. Failure to include this number
may result in a delay in the consideration of your claims.)
CORRI DITTIMUS, a-k-a DERRICK ANDERSON,
STATE OF COLORADO,
TOM CLEMENTS, by and through his estate,
ARISTEDES ZAVARIS, and
ORDER GRANTING LEAVE TO PROCEED PURSUANT TO 28 U.S.C. § 1915
Plaintiff, a Colorado state prisoner, has submitted to the court pro se a Prisoner
Complaint (ECF No. 1), a Prisoner’s Motion and Affidavit for Leave to Proceed
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 (ECF No. 3), and a “Motion to Interv ene in Ankeney v.
State Civil Action Number: 14-cv-00007-MSK-KMT” (ECF No. 4). The “Motion to
Intervene in Ankeney v. State Civil Action Number: 14-cv-00007-MSK-KMT” will be
denied without prejudice. If Plaintiff wishes to intervene in civil action number 14-cv0007-MSK-KMT, he must file a motion to intervene in that action.
The Prisoner’s Motion and Affidavit for Leave to Proceed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
§ 1915 will be granted. Based on the information about Plaintiff’s financial status, which
indicates he has not had any money in his inmate account during the previous six
months (see ECF No. 3 at 5), the court finds that Plaintiff is unable to pay an initial
partial filing fee pursuant to § 1915(b)(1).
Title 28 U.S.C. § 1915 requires a prisoner bringing a civil action “to pay the full
amount of a filing fee.” 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1). If a prisoner is unable to afford the full
amount of the filing fee when the case is filed, the statute provides for payment of the
filing fee through an initial partial filing fee and monthly installments of the balance until
the full filing fee is paid. However, “[i]n no event shall a prisoner be prohibited from
bringing a civil action or appealing a civil or criminal judgment for the reason that the
prisoner has no assets and no means by which to pay the initial partial filing fee.” 28
U.S.C. § 1915(b)(4).
Plaintiff may proceed in this action without payment of an initial partial filing fee.
However, although he need not pay an initial partial filing fee, Plaintiff remains obligated
to pay the required $350.00 filing fee through monthly installments regardless of the
outcome of this action. Plaintiff has consented to disbursement of partial payments of
the filing fee from his inmate account. (See ECF No. 3 at 3.) Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that the “Motion to Intervene in Ankeney v. State Civil Action
Number: 14-cv-00007-MSK-KMT” (ECF No. 4) is denied without prejudice. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that the Prisoner’s Motion and Affidavit for Leave to
Proceed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 (ECF No. 3) is granted. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff may proceed in this action without payment
of an initial partial filing fee. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff’s custodian shall disburse from Plaintiff’s
inmate account monthly payments of 20 percent of the preceding month’s income
credited to this inmate account until Plaintiff has paid the total filing fee of $350. See 28
U.S.C. §1915(b)(2). Interference by Plaintiff in the submission of these funds will result
in the dismissal of this action. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff is advised that notwithstanding any filing fee,
or any portion thereof, that may have been paid, the Court shall dismiss at any time all
or any part of such complaint which (1) is frivolous or malicious; (2) fails to state a claim
on which relief can be granted; or (3) seeks monetary relief from a defendant who is
immune from such relief. See 28 U.S.C. §1915(A)(b); 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2). It is
FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff’s custodian shall continue to disburse
monthly payments from Plaintiff’s inmate account until full payment of the filing fee has
been paid to the Court, even after disposition of the case and regardless of whether
relief is granted or denied. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall not issue process until
further order of the Court. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall send a copy of this Order
DATED November 15, 2014, at Denver, Colorado.
BY THE COURT:
S/ Gordon P. Gallagher
United States Magistrate Judge
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