Schneider et al v. BJC Healthcare System et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis [ECF No. 2] is GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this action is DISMISSED without prejudice. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all other pending motions are DENIED as moot. Signed by District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig on 8/20/2013. (NCL)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
MARLENE COX SCHNEIDER,
BJC HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, et al.,
No. 4:13CV1617 TIA
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff’s motion for leave to proceed in forma
pauperis and for review of Plaintiff’s complaint under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e). Plaintiff
qualifies to proceed in forma pauperis, and the Court will allow this case to proceed without
payment of the filing fee.
Upon review of the complaint, it is apparent that a lay person, Mr. Paul S. Schneider,
Jr., has brought this case on behalf of Plaintiff Marlene Schneider. Mr. Schneider signed the
complaint “Attorney in fact pro se, Private Attorney General by law.” Ms. Schneider did not
sign the complaint.
The Court will dismiss this action because a lay person cannot represent another
individual in federal court. See 28 U.S.C. § 1654 (“the parties may plead and conduct their
own cases personally or by counsel”).
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s motion for leave to proceed in forma
pauperis [ECF No. 2] is GRANTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this action is DISMISSED without prejudice.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all other pending motions are DENIED as moot.
Dated this 20th day of August, 2013.
AUDREY G. FLEISSIG
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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