Collins v. Gunderson et al
ORDER : Plaintiff's application for leave to proceed in forma pauperis 5 is denied. Plaintiff must pay the full statutory filing fee of $400.00. Failure to remit the filing fee within 30 days will result in summary dismissal of this cas e. Ruling on plaintiff's motion for attorney representation 6 and motion for service of process under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(c)(3) 4 is deferred. [See STATEMENT] Signed by the Honorable Philip G. Reinhard on 7/14/2017. Mailed notice (jp, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
Tyron Collins (#R-07272),
Tyler Gunderson, et al.,
Case No. 17 C 50193
Judge Philip G. Reinhard
Plaintiff’s application for leave to proceed in forma pauperis  is denied. Plaintiff must
pay the full statutory filing fee of $400.00. Failure to remit the filing fee within 30 days will result
in summary dismissal of this case. Ruling on plaintiff’s motion for attorney representation 
and motion for service of process under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(c)(3)  is deferred.
Plaintiff Tyron Collins, an Illinois prisoner, brings this pro se civil rights action under 42
U.S.C. § 1983, concerning medical treatment he received while incarcerated at Dixon Correctional
Center. Plaintiff seeks leave to proceed in forma pauperis because, he says, he is indigent.
Plaintiff’s application to proceed in forma pauperis must be denied for lack of a sufficient
showing of indigence. The trust fund statement attached to plaintiff's application to proceed in
forma pauperis reveals that on June 16, 2017 (less than one week before he signed his complaint
on June 21, 2017), plaintiff had a balance of $1,292.75 in his trust fund account. Because plaintiff
is incarcerated, such assets do not qualify him for pauper status. See Lumbert v. Ill. Dep’t of
Corr., 827 F.2d 257, 260 (7th Cir. 1987); Zaun v. Dobbin, 628 F.2d 990, 993 (7th Cir. 1980).
Accordingly, the court finds that plaintiff is financially able to pay the $400.00 filing fee.
Plaintiff must prepay the statutory filing fee if he wishes to proceed with this action. Plaintiff may
pay by check or money order made payable to Clerk, United States District Court. If plaintiff
fails to comply with this order by the date set forth above, the case will be summarily dismissed.
United States District Court Judge
Notices mailed by Judicial Staff. (LC)
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