Raskiewicz v. United States
ORDER CLOSING CASE. Signed by Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch on 8/28/2017. Mailed to Raskiewicz (TAG)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Al!i/J 2 8 2017
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA
Clerk, U.S. District Court
District Of Montana
Plaintiff Jeremy Raskiewicz filed a "Petition and Brief' which has been
liberally construed as a Complaint. (Doc. 1.) Raskiewicz did not pay the filing
fee or submit a motion to proceed in forma pauperis with the filing. In order to
institute a civil action in federal court, a plaintiff must either pay a filing fee of
$400.00 as required by 28 U.S.C. § 1914(a) or file a motion to proceed in forma
pauperis under 28 U.S.C. § 1915. Raskiewicz did neither.
On July 20, 2017, the Court issued an Order requiring Raskiewicz to either
pay the statutory filing fee of $400.00 or submit a motion to proceed in forma
pauperis on or before August 18, 2017. Raskiewicz failed to respond.
Raskiwicz has a right to petition for redress of grievances but the method
and manner of doing so is through a civil complaint. In order to institute a civil
action in federal court a plaintiff must either pay a filing fee of $400.00 as required
by 28 U.S.C. § 1914(a) or file a motion to proceed in forma pauperis under 28
U.S.C. § 1915. Raskiewicz has refused to do either after being made aware of his
obligation to do so.
Since no filing fee or motion to proceed in forma pauperis has been
submitted, no case has been initiated.
ACCORDINGLY, the Clerk of Court is directed to close this matter.
DATED this~ day of August, 2017.
miah C. Lynch
nited States Magistrate Judge
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