Rankins v. Bartel et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiffs motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis [ECF No. 15] is DENIED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this action is DISMISSED without prejudice. An Order of Dismissal will be filed separately. 15 Signed by District Judge Jean C. Hamilton on 8/5/16. (CLA)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
JARED BARTEL, et al.,
No. 4:16-CV-203 JCH
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on plaintiff=s motion to proceed in forma
pauperis. Plaintiff, a prisoner, has filed at least three previous cases that were
dismissed as frivolous, malicious, or for failure to state a claim.1 Under 28 U.S.C.
§ 1915(g), therefore, the Court may not grant the motion unless plaintiff “is under
imminent danger of serious physical injury.”
After carefully reviewing the complaint, the Court finds no allegations that
show plaintiff is in imminent danger of serious physical injury. As a result, the
Court will deny the motion and dismiss this action without prejudice to refiling as
a fully-paid complaint.
1 See Rankins v. Chi. Police Dep’t., No. 99-CV-4003 (N.D. Ill.); Rankins v. Minnesota, No. 99-
CV-1154 (D. Minn.); Rankins v. Devanon, No. 2:99-CV-8075 (C.D. Cal.); Rankins v. Crawford
Cnty. Jail, No. 4:09-CV-0838 (E.D. Mo.).
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff’s motion for leave to proceed in
forma pauperis [ECF No. 15] is DENIED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this action is DISMISSED without
An Order of Dismissal will be filed separately.
Dated this 5th
day of August, 2016.
\s\ Jean C. Hamilton
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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