DAVIS v. BROWN et al

Filing 52

Entry Discussing Defendants' Motions for Summary Judgment - Accordingly, the motion for summary judgment, Dkt. No. 22 , is denied. The defendants shall have through October 30, 2017, in which to notify the Court in writing that they have either abandoned their affirmative defense of exhaustion or request a hearing to resolve the factual dispute detailed above. If the defendants request a hearing and plaintiff would like assistance in recruiting counsel, he may file a motion fo r assistance with recruiting counsel. The clerk is directed to include the motion for counsel form when distributing this entry to the plaintiff (SEE ENTRY). Signed by Judge William T. Lawrence on 10/12/2017. (Attachments: # 1 motion for counsel form) (DW)

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  UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT  FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA            ________________________________  Full name of plaintiff(s)                             v.                            ________________________________  Full name of defendant(s)       Case No.___________________________                     MOTION FOR ASSISTANCE WITH RECRUITING COUNSEL      I request the court’s assistance recruiting counsel to represent me in this action.      (Note:  You may attach additional pages to this motion.)    I.  Financial Status     Have  you  previously  filed  a  “Request  to  Proceed  in  Forma  Pauperis”  (an  IFP  application)?  Please check the appropriate box below:    ☐   I have previously filed an IFP application in this case, and it is a true and correct    representation of my current financial status.    ☐   I  have  not  previously  filed  an  IFP  application  in  this  case  and  now  attach  an    original IFP application showing my financial status.    ☐   I have previously filed an IFP application in this case, but my financial status has    changed.  I  have  attached  a  new  IFP  application  showing  my  current  financial    status.      Last Revised 2/26/2016      II.  Attempts to Obtain Counsel    The  law  requires persons requesting  assistance  with recruiting counsel to first make  a  reasonable attempt to obtain counsel on their own or demonstrate that they have been  effectively  precluded  from  doing  so.  List  all  attorneys  and/or  law  firms  you  have  contacted to represent you in this case and their responses to your requests.  If you have  limited  access  to  the  telephone,  mail,  or  other  communication  methods,  or  if  you  otherwise have had difficulty contacting attorneys, please explain.       ____________________________________________________________________________    ____________________________________________________________________________    ____________________________________________________________________________    ____________________________________________________________________________    ____________________________________________________________________________    ____________________________________________________________________________      ____________________________________________________________________________    III.  Ability to Litigate the Case    1)  Do you have any difficulty reading or writing English?    ____________________________________________________________________________    ____________________________________________________________________________    ____________________________________________________________________________    2)  What is your educational background (including how far you went in school)?    ____________________________________________________________________________    ____________________________________________________________________________    Last Revised 2/26/2016      3)   Do you have any physical or mental health issues that you believe affect your    ability to litigate this case on your own?  If so, what are they?    ____________________________________________________________________________    ____________________________________________________________________________    ____________________________________________________________________________      4)  Have you received any assistance with this case from others, including other    inmates?  If so, describe the assistance you have received and whether you will    continue to receive it.    ____________________________________________________________________________    ____________________________________________________________________________    ____________________________________________________________________________      5)  List any other cases you have filed without counsel, and note whether the Court    recruited counsel to assist you in any of those cases.    ____________________________________________________________________________    ____________________________________________________________________________    ____________________________________________________________________________      6)  Describe any other factors you believe are relevant to your ability to litigate this    case on your own.    ____________________________________________________________________________    ____________________________________________________________________________    ____________________________________________________________________________    Last Revised 2/26/2016        IV.  Requirements for the Recruitment of Counsel    By filing this motion, I agree to the following conditions:     While I set the objectives of the litigation, I acknowledge it is usually counsel’s  choice as to the strategies used to accomplish that objective.     I will fully cooperate with recruited counsel.  If I do not do so, I understand that  recruited counsel may withdraw.     I understand that counsel is not responsible for paying the costs associated with  my lawsuit.     I understand that I am not entitled to free legal counsel and that recruited  counsel may require me to enter into a contingency fee agreement in order to  represent me in this action.     I understand that a portion of any monetary recovery (not to exceed 25%) may be  used to satisfy the amount of attorney’s fees awarded under 42 U.S.C. § 1988.  This requirement is imposed by the Prison Litigation Reform Act, 42 U.S.C.  § 1997e(d).      I understand that even if the Court grants this motion, I will receive counsel only  if an attorney volunteers to take my case and that there is no guarantee that an  attorney will volunteer to represent me.     I understand that if my answers in this motion or in my IFP application are false,  I may be subject to sanctions, including the dismissal of my case.        I declare under penalties for perjury that the above statements are true and correct:        ___________________________    _________________________________________  Date             Signature ‐ Signed Under Penalty for Perjury    Last Revised 2/26/2016   

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