Yang v. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Filing 4

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION 1. Plaintiff's "Application to Proceed Without Prepayment of Fees," Docket No. 2, be DENIED; and 2. This action be summarily DISMISSED pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2)(B)(ii). Objections to R&R due by 2/2/2007. Signed by Magistrate Judge Susan R. Nelson on 1/18/07. (JMH)

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Yang v. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Doc. 4 Case 0:07-cv-00198-JNE-SRN Document 4 Filed 01/18/2007 Page 1 of 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA NENG POR YANG, Plaintiff, v. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, Defendant. This matter is before the undersigned United States Magistrate Judge on Plaintiff's "Application To Proceed Without Prepayment of Fees," (Docket No. 2), by which he is seeking leave to proceed in forma pauperis, ("IFP"), as permitted by 28 U.S.C. 1915(a)(1). The matter has been referred to this Court for report and recommendation under 28 U.S.C. 636 and Local Rule 72.1. For the reasons discussed below, the Court will recommend that Plaintiff's IFP application be denied, and that this action be dismissed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2)(B)(ii). An IFP application will be denied, and the action will be dismissed, when a plaintiff has filed a complaint that fails to state a claim on which relief may be granted. 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2)(B)(ii); Atkinson v. Bohn, 91 F.3d 1127, 1128 (8th Cir. 1996)(per curiam). Here, Plaintiff's rambling complaint is nearly incomprehensible. It is filled with vague allegations of conspiracies between Defendant and various unidentified government actors. Plaintiff alleges, for example, that Defendant brought "falsified information against the Plaintiff with the US Federal Governments by means of corrupted, dirty undercover works, and fabrications in which the Defendant itself is fully responsible for dragging into the REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION Civil No. 07-198 (JNE/SRN) Dockets.Justia.com Case 0:07-cv-00198-JNE-SRN Document 4 Filed 01/18/2007 Page 2 of 3 highest of Governments, without an end to the falseness of the conspiracies." Plaintiff's entire pleading is comprised of similar bizarre and unintelligible accusations. The complaint does not allege any specific facts, and it does not clearly describe any actual historical events. The complaint also fails to describe any specific wrongful acts or omissions by the named Defendant, or any actual injury sustained by Plaintiff. While a pro se pleading is to be liberally construed, it still must allege some historical facts, which if proven true, would entitle the plaintiff to some legal relief against the named defendant(s) based on some cognizable legal theory. Martin v. Aubuchon, 623 F.2d 1282, 1286 (8th Cir. 1980) (although federal courts must "view pro se pleadings liberally, such pleadings may not be merely conclusory: the complaint must allege facts, which if true, state a claim as a matter of law"). Plaintiff's current complaint fails to meet this standard. The complaint does not adequately describe what, specifically, the named Defendant allegedly did (or failed to do); it does not adequately identify any legal theory on which any actionable claim against Defendant could be based; and it does not show that Plaintiff suffered any actual injury for which Defendant could be held liable. Thus, the Court finds that Plaintiff's complaint fails to state a cause of action on which relief can be granted. It follows that Plaintiff's IFP application must be denied, and this action must be summarily dismissed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2)(B)(ii). RECOMMENDATION Based upon the foregoing and all of the files, records and proceedings herein, IT IS HEREBY RECOMMENDED that: 1. Plaintiff's "Application to Proceed Without Prepayment of Fees," (Docket No. 2), be DENIED; and 2 Case 0:07-cv-00198-JNE-SRN Document 4 Filed 01/18/2007 Page 3 of 3 2. This action be summarily DISMISSED pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2)(B)(ii). Dated: January 18, 2007 s/ Susan Richard Nelson SUSAN RICHARD NELSON United States Magistrate Judge Under D. Minn. LR 72.2(b) any party may object to this Report and Recommendation by filing with the Clerk of Court, and serving all parties by February 2, 2007, a writing which specifically identifies those portions of this Report to which objections are made and the basis of those objections. Failure to comply with this procedure may operate as a forfeiture of the objecting party's right to seek review in the Court of Appeals. This Report and Recommendation does not constitute an order or judgment of the District Court, and it is therefore not appealable to the Circuit Court of Appeals. 3

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