PARTAIN v. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

Filing 4

ORDER- GRANTED 2 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis, filed by PHILLIP NEAL PARTAIN. Clerk to send plaintiff a civil rights complaint form for use by non-prisoners in action 42 USC 1331 or 42 USC 1983. Plaintiff has 30 days in which to file an amended complaint. Signed by Judge ELIZABETH M TIMOTHY on 3/20/2007. Amended Complaint due by 4/20/2007. (Forms mailed to plaintiff) (tnc).

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PARTAIN v. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Doc. 4 Case 3:07-cv-00122-RV-EMT Document 4 Filed 03/20/2007 Page 1 of 2 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PENSACOLA DIVISION PHILLIP NEAL PARTAIN, Plaintiff, vs. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, et al., Defendants. __________________________________/ ORDER Plaintiff, a non-prisoner proceeding pro se, commenced this action by filing a civil rights complaint (Doc. 1). Plaintiff also filed a Motion to Proceed in Forma Pauperis (Doc. 2). Good cause having been shown, leave to proceed in forma pauperis shall be granted. Upon review of the complaint, it appears Plaintiff failed to use the court-approved form. Local Rule 5.1(J) for the Northern District of Florida states that the court will not accept for consideration a civil rights complaint unless the appropriate complaint form is completed. Thus, Plaintiff must file his complaint on the form for use in civil rights cases, even if he wishes to attach separate pages explaining the facts that underlie the complaint. If Plaintiff wishes to proceed with this action, he must completely fill out a new civil rights complaint form, marking it "Amended Complaint." Plaintiff must limit his allegations to claims related to the same basic incident or issue and name as defendants only those persons who are responsible for the alleged constitutional violations. Plaintiff must place their names in the style of the case on the first page of the civil rights complaint form, and include their addresses and employment positions in the "Parties" section of the form. In the statement of facts, Plaintiff should clearly describe how each named defendant is involved in each alleged constitutional violation, alleging the claims as to each defendant in separately numbered paragraphs and including specific Case No.: 3:07cv122/RV/EMT Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:07-cv-00122-RV-EMT Document 4 Filed 03/20/2007 Page 2 of 2 Page 2 of 2 dates and times of the alleged unconstitutional acts. If Plaintiff cannot state exactly how a particular defendant harmed him, he should delete or drop that person as a defendant from his complaint. Plaintiff's request for relief should be limited to only that which he could recover if he succeeds on his claims. Plaintiff is advised that once an amended complaint is filed, all earlier complaints and filings are disregarded. N.D. Fla. Loc. R. 15.1. Accordingly, it is ORDERED: 1. 2. Plaintiff's Motion to Proceed in Forma Pauperis (Doc. 2) is GRANTED. The clerk of court is directed to forward to Plaintiff a civil rights complaint form for use by non-prisoners in actions under 28 U.S.C. 1331 or 42 U.S.C. 1983. This case number should be written on the form. 3. Within THIRTY (30) DAYS from the date of docketing of this order, Plaintiff shall file an amended civil rights complaint, which shall be typed or clearly written, submitted on the court form, and titled "Amended Complaint." 4. Plaintiff's failure to file an amended complaint may result in a recommendation that this action be dismissed for failure to comply with a court order. DONE AND ORDERED this 20th day of March 2006. /s/ Elizabeth M. Timothy ELIZABETH M. TIMOTHY UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE Case No.: 3:07cv122/RV/EMT

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