Freeman v. Lancaster County Correctional facility et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER - IT IS ORDERED: Plaintiff will have 30 days to show cause why this case should not be dismissed for failure to pay the initial partial filing fee. In the absence of cause shown, this case will be dismissed without prejudice a nd without further notice. The Clerk of Court is directed to set a pro se case management deadline in this case using the following text: February 9, 2015: check for response to show cause order. Ordered by Senior Judge Joseph F. Bataillon. (Copy mailed to pro se party)(TCL)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, and
THE MEDICAL PROVIDER
CONTRACTED BY LANCASTER
This matter is before the court for case management. The Prison Litigation
Reform Act requires an imprisoned civil plaintiff to pay the court’s entire filing fee,
either at the outset when filing the complaint, or in installments if the court grants
leave to proceed in forma pauperis (“IFP”). In re Tyler, 110 F.3d 528, 529-30 (8th
Cir. 1997); Jackson v. N.P. Dodge Realty Co., 173 F. Supp. 2d 951 (D. Neb. 2001).
On November 5, 2014, the court granted Plaintiff’s motion seeking leave to
proceed IFP and ordered him to pay an initial partial filing fee in the amount of $4.03
within 30 days. (See Filing No. 9.) To date, Plaintiff has not paid the initial partial
filing fee or asked for an extension of time in which to do so. Accordingly, the court
will require Plaintiff to show cause why this case should not be dismissed for his
failure to pay the initial partial filing fee. Absent a sufficient response, the case will
be subject to dismissal. See Taylor v. Cassady, 570 Fed. App’x. 632 (8th Cir. 2014)
(holding district court abused its discretion by dismissing case without first taking
steps to determine whether prisoner-plaintiff’s failure to pay the initial partial filing
fee “was caused by circumstances beyond his control, such as prison officials’ failure
to adhere to his request to remit payment using funds from his account”).
IT IS ORDERED:
Plaintiff will have 30 days to show cause why this case should not be
dismissed for failure to pay the initial partial filing fee. In the absence of cause
shown, this case will be dismissed without prejudice and without further notice.
The Clerk of Court is directed to set a pro se case management deadline
in this case using the following text: February 9, 2015: check for response to show
DATED this 9th day of January, 2015.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Joseph F. Bataillon
Senior United States District Judge
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