Flores v. United States Attorney General et al
RECOMMENDATION AND ORDER DISMISSING CASE AS FRIVOLOUS. Signed by Judge Sam E Haddon on 11/26/2012. Mailed to Flores. (TAG, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA
GREAT FALLS DIVISION
NOV 2 7 20'2
CIeOi~' ':J.S District C
stnct Of Man OUrt
Cause No. CV-12-00093-GF-SEH-RKS
RECOMMENDATION AND ORDER
U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL, et aI.,
This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff Eric Flores's Motion to
Proceed in Forma Pauperis (C.D. 1) and proposed Complaint. C.D.2. Mr. Flores
is proceeding without counsel. I
Permission to proceed in forma pauperis is discretionary with the Court.
See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a). Leave to proceed in forma pauperis should be granted if
the affidavit sufficiently indicates the affiant cannot pay court costs and still
provide the necessities of life for himself and his family. Adkins v. E. I. Du Pont
De Nemours & Co., Inc., 335 U.S. 331, 339 (1948). "A district court may deny
IFlores names a number of other plaintiffs and seeks class certification.
The Court does not allow pro se litigants to proceed together in one action.
Accordingly, Eric Flores is the sole plaintiff in this case.
leave to proceed in forma pauperis at the outset if it appears from the face of the
proposed complaint that the action is frivolous or without merit." Tripati v. First
Nat'l Bank & Trust, 821 F.2d 1368, 1370 (9th Cir. 1987).
Mr. Flores, a resident ofEI Paso, Texas, submitted a pleading entitled
"Federal Tort Complaint against Torture" in which he alleges that:
diplomatic persons of another nation that have solicitated [sic] an
organized group of executive employees of the federal government
that are persons of white American national origin whom reside in the
geographic location of Montana to use advanced technology with a
direct signal to the satellite in outerspace that has the capability of
calculateing [sic] a genetic code to cause the petitioner and his
immediate relatives severe physical or mental pain for long durations
exceeding calendar years which was equivalent in intensity to organ
failure, impairment of body functions, and death.
C.D. 2, p. 12.
Mr. Flores's allegations are fantastic, delusional, and frivolous. His
pleading falls into the category of "the irrational or wholly incredible." See
Denton v. Hernandez, 504 U.S. 25, 33 (1992) (dismissal also appropriate when the
facts alleged are "clearly baseless," "fanciful," "fantastic," and/or "delusional.").
Thus, dismissal and denial of permission to proceed in forma pauperis is justified
on this basis.
In addition, Mr. Flores has a history of filing frivolous and vexatious
litigation in other Courts. He has filed numerous complaints all over the country
making similar allegations. See Flores v. U.S. Atty. Gen., No.2: 12cv00575-REB
(D.Id. 2012)(identical complaint filed Nov. 15,2012); Flores v. U.S. Atty. Gen.,
No. 1:12-cv-1682-SEB-DKL (S.D.In. 20 12)(identical complaint filed Nov. 15,
2012); Flores v. U.S. Atty. Gen., No. 2: 12cv00227-WOB (E.D. Ky 2012)
(identical complaint filed Nov. 13,2012, dismissed with prejudice as fanciful on
Nov. 16,2012); Flores v. U.S. Atty. Gen., No. 4:12cv40154-TSH (D.Mass
2012)(identical complaint filed Nov. 13,2012, dismissed with prejudice Nov. 20,
2012-listing substantively identical civil actions filed and dismissed with
prejudice as frivolous and indicating that a search of PACER public records lists at
least 48 cases (habeas and civil actions) filed by Mr. Flores); Flores v. U.S. Atty.
Gen., No. 3:11-cv-00158-DB-RPM (W.D.Tx 2011)(substantively identical
complaint filed April 25, 2011, order listing "lengthy history of vexatious filings,"
dismissing case, and imposing sanctions May 25, 2011).
Mr. Flores is a vexatious litigant who has submitted a frivolous and baseless
complaint. The Motion to Proceed in Forma Pauperis should be denied and this
matter dismissed with prejudice. Because Mr. Flores is not entitled to a ten-day
period to object, this Order will be entered directly upon endorsement. See
Minetti v. Port of Seattle, 152 F.3d 1113, 1114 (9th Cir. 1998) (per curiam). No
motion for reconsideration will be entertained.
While the Court ordinarily gives litigants an opportunity to pay the $350.00
filing fee, it should not do so in this case. Mr. Flores has a history of abusing the
system and filing repetitive, frivolous lawsuits. Long before he filed this action,
Mr. Flores knew, from his previous filings, he probably would not be permitted to
proceed in forma pauperis.
Accordingly, the Court recommends the following Order be issued by Judge
DATED this c(~day of November, 2012 .
. Based upon the above Recommendation by Judge Strong, the Court issues
1. Mr. Flores's Motion to Proceed in Forma Pauperis C.D. 1 is denied and
this matter dismissed with prejudice as frivolous.
2. The Clerk of Court is directed to close the case and enter judgment
pursuant to Rule 58 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
3. No motions for reconsideration or rehearing will be entertained and the
Clerk of Court is directe~ discard any such motions.
DATED this..a.iL1i/;; of November, 2012.
United States District Judge
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