Laster v. Doe et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's shall immediately pay an initial filing fee of $31.42. Plaintiff is instructed to make his remittance payable to "Clerk, United States District Court," and to include upon it: (1) his name; (2) his prison registration number; (3) the case number; and (4) that the remittance is for an appellate proceeding. Signed by District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr on 10/20/14. (CSG)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
ESOCKA J. LASTER,
JOHN DOE, et al.,
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court for collection of plaintiff's appellate filing fee as directed by
the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1), a
prisoner appealing a civil action in forma pauperis is required to pay the full amount of the filing
fee. If the prisoner has insufficient funds in his or her prison account to pay the entire fee, the
Court must assess and, when funds exist, collect an initial partial filing fee of 20% of the greater of
(1) the average monthly deposits in the prisoner's account, or (2) the average monthly balance in the
prisoner's account for the prior six-month period. After payment of the initial partial filing fee, the
prisoner is required to make monthly payments of 20% of the preceding month's income credited to
the prisoner's account. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(2). The agency having custody of the prisoner will
forward these monthly payments to the Clerk of Court each time the amount in the prisoner's
account exceeds $10, until the filing fee is fully paid. Id.
Plaintiff has submitted an affidavit and a certified copy of his prison account statement for
the six-month period immediately preceding the submission of his complaint. A review of
plaintiff's account indicates an average monthly deposit of $157.08, and an average monthly
balance of $56.44. Plaintiff has insufficient funds to pay the entire filing fee. Accordingly, the
Court will assess an initial partial filing fee of $31.42, which is 20% of plaintiff's average monthly
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's shall immediately pay an initial filing fee of
$31.42. Plaintiff is instructed to make his remittance payable to "Clerk, United States District
Court," and to include upon it: (1) his name; (2) his prison registration number; (3) the case
number; and (4) that the remittance is for an appellate proceeding.
Dated this 20th day of October, 2014.
STEPHEN N. LIMBAUGH, JR.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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