Wright v. BANK OF AMERICA et al
ORDER denying 28 Motion for Leave to Appeal in forma pauperis. Ordered by US Magistrate Judge STEPHEN HYLES on 7-28-14 (mpm)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., et al. ,
CASE NO. 4:14-CV-2 (CDL)
On May 19, 2014, the Court issued an Order granting Defendants’ motion to
dismiss Plaintiff’s pro se “Declaration of Insolvency.” (ECF No. 24.) Specifically, the
Court found that Plaintiff’s Complaint and Amended Complaint are frivolous and fail to
state a claim. (Order 4, May 19, 2014, ECF No. 24.) Judgment for the Defendants was
entered the same day. (ECF No. 25.) Plaintiff thereafter moved for an extension of time
to file a motion for reconsideration (ECF No. 26), which the Court denied. There again
the Court explained that Plaintiff’s claims are frivolous and “[a]ny motion for
reconsideration would be futile.” (Text-only Order, June 10, 2014.)
Plaintiff has now filed a Notice of Appeal and a motion to proceed in forma
pauperis on appeal from this Court’s judgment dismissing her Complaint. (ECF Nos. 27,
28.) An appeal cannot be taken in good faith in this case because, as has been previously
explained to Plaintiff, her claims are frivolous.
Likewise, her appeal is frivolous.
Plaintiff’s motion to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is accordingly DENIED. See
28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) (“An appeal may not be taken in forma pauperis if the trial court
certifies in writing that it is not taken in good faith.”); Fed. R. App. P. 24(a)(3) (“A party
who was permitted to proceed in forma pauperis in the district-court action . . . may
proceed on appeal in forma pauperis . . . unless . . . the district court . . . certifies that the
appeal is not taken in good faith or finds that the party is not otherwise entitled to proceed
in forma pauperis[.]”).
If Plaintiff wishes to proceed with his appeal, she must pay the entire $505.00
appellate filing fee. Any further requests to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal should
be directed, on motion, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in
accordance with Rule 24 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
SO ORDERED, this 28th day of July, 2014.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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