Rice v. U.S. Bank N.A. et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis Doc. 2 is GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff's motion for appointment of counsel Doc. 3 is DENIED at this time. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court shall send to Plaintiff a copy of the Court's civil complaint form. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff shall file an amended complaint on the Court-provided form within thirty (30) days of the date o f this order, in accordance with the instructions set forth above. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that if Plaintiff does not file an amended complaint on the Court-provided form within thirty (30) days of the date of this order, in accordance with the inst ructions set forth above, this case will be dismissed without prejudice and without further notice. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that upon receipt of Plaintiff's amended complaint, the Court will review it pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. Signed by District Judge Matthew T. Schelp on June 4, 2021. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Complaint Form)(BRP)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR
THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
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additional page with the full list of
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all of the parties. Fed. R. Civ. P. 10(a).
Merely listing one party and writing “et
al.” is insufficient. Attach additional
sheets if necessary.)
Complaint for a Civil Case
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Plaintiff requests trial by jury:
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2 addresses the privacy and security concerns resulting from
public access to electronic court files. Under this rule, papers filed with the court should not
contain: an individual’s full social security number or full birth date, the full name of a person
known to be a minor, or a complete financial account number. A filing may include only: the last
four digits of a social security number, the year of an individual’s birth, a minor’s initials, and the
last four digits of a financial account number.
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statements, or any other materials to the Clerk’s Office with this complaint.
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application to proceed without prepaying fees or costs.
The Parties to This Complaint
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City and County
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defendant is an individual, a government agency, an organization, or a corporation. For
an individual defendant, include the person’s job or title (if known). Attach additional
pages if needed.
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page providing the same information for each additional defendant. If you are
suing for violation of your civil rights, you must state whether you are suing
each defendant in an official capacity, individual capacity, or both.)
Basis for Jurisdiction
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Diversity of Citizenship
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and the amount at stake is more than $75,000. In a diversity of citizenship case, no
defendant may be a citizen of the same State as any plaintiff.
The plaintiff, (name)
State of (name)
, is a citizen of the
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page providing the same information for each additional plaintiff.)
If the defendant is an individual
The defendant, (name)
, is a citizen
of the State of (name)
Or is a citizen
of (foreign nation)
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The defendant, (name)
is incorporated under the laws of the State of (name)
, and has its principal place of
business in the State of (name)
is incorporated under the laws of the State of (foreign nation)
, and has its principal place
of business in (name)
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The Amount in Controversy
The amount in controversy----the amount the plaintiff(s) claims the defendant(s)
owes or the amount at stake----is more than $75,000, not counting interest and
costs of court, because (explain):
Statement of Claim
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every defendant you have named in this complaint, you must state what he or she personally did
to harm you. If more than one claim is asserted, number each claim and write a short and plain
statement of each claim in a separate paragraph. Do not make legal arguments, or cite court
cases or statutes. You may attach additional pages if necessary.
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What happened to you?
When did it happen?
Where did it happen?
What injuries did you suffer?
What did each defendant personally do, or fail to do, to harm you?
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not make legal arguments.
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Do you claim actual damages for the acts alleged in your complaint?
Do you claim punitive monetary damages?
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amounts claimed and the reasons you claim you are entitled to recover these damages.
Certification and Closing
Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11, by signing below, I certify to the best of my
knowledge, information, and belief that this complaint: (1) is not being presented for an
improper purpose, such as to harass, cause unnecessary delay, or needlessly increase the
cost of litigation; (2) is supported by existing law or by a nonfrivolous argument for
extending, modifying, or reversing existing law; (3) the factual contentions have
evidentiary support or, if specifically so identified, will likely have evidentiary support
after a reasonable opportunity for further investigation or discovery; and (4) the
complaint otherwise complies with the requirements of Rule 11.
I agree to provide the Clerk’s Office with any changes to my address where case-related
papers may be served. I understand that my failure to keep a current address on file with
the Clerk’s Office may result in the dismissal of my case.
I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.
Signed this ________ day of ____________________, 20 _____.
Signature of Plaintiff(s) __________________________________
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