Nails v. Webb
ORDER Granting Application to Proceed in forma pauperis, and DISMISSING COMPLAINT, Signed by District Judge John Corbett O'Meara. (WBar)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 17-13726
Hon. John Corbett O’Meara
ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED
IN FORMA PAUPERIS AND DISMISSING COMPLAINT
Appearing pro se, Plaintiff Angela Nails filed a complaint and application to
proceed without prepayment of fees on November 16, 2017. The court finds
Plaintiff’s application to proceed in forma pauperis to be facially sufficient and,
therefore, grants Plaintiff’s motion to proceed without prepayment of fees. See 28
U.S.C. § 1915(a); Gibson v. R.G. Smith Co., 915 F.2d 260, 262 (6th Cir. 1990).
Once a court grants a plaintiff permission to proceed in forma pauperis, it
must review the complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e). The court “shall
dismiss” the case if the court finds that it is “(i) frivolous or malicious; (ii) fails to
state a claim on which relief may be granted; or (iii) seeks monetary relief against a
defendant who is immune from such relief.” 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B).
Under Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(a)(2), a complaint must contain “a short and plain
statement of the claim showing that the pleader is entitled to relief.” Although this
standard does not require “detailed factual allegations,” it does require more than
“labels and conclusions” or “a formulaic recitation of the elements of a cause of
action.” Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 555 (2007). Rather, the
plaintiff must allege facts that, if accepted as true, are sufficient “to raise a right to
relief above the speculative level” and to “state a claim to relief that is plausible on
its face.” Id. at 570. See also Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S.Ct. 1937, 1949-50 (2009).
Although the court is mindful of Plaintiff’s pro se status, it finds that
Plaintiff’s complaint fails to meet this standard. Plaintiff does not identify a cause
of action, but seeks “relief under any federal law or rule” that would apply to her
dispute with her attorney. Plaintiff does not allege any facts that would give rise to
a cause of action under federal law. The court will dismiss Plaintiff’s complaint,
which fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s complaint is DISMISSED.
s/John Corbett O’Meara
United States District Judge
Date: December 6, 2017
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon the
parties of record on this date, December 6, 2017, using the ECF system and/or
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