Alford v. Peterson et al

Filing 4

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER - Plaintiff is directed to submit the $400.00 fees to the clerk's office or submit a request to proceed in forma pauperis within 30 days. Failure to take either action will result in dismissal of this matter without fur ther notice. The clerk of the court is directed to send to Plaintiff the Form AO240 ("Application to Proceed Without Prepayment of Fees and Affidavit"). The clerk of the court is directed to set a pro se case management deadline in this matter with the following text: May 28, 2019: Check for MIFP or payment. Ordered by Senior Judge Richard G. Kopf. (Copy mailed to pro se party along with Form AO240) (KLF)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA MARIO D. ALFORD, Plaintiff, v. DOUG PETERSON, and PETE RICKETTS, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 8:19CV179 MEMORANDUM AND ORDER This matter is before the court on its own motion. Plaintiff filed a Complaint (Filing No. 1) on April 24, 2019. However, Plaintiff failed to include the $400.00 filing and administrative fees. Plaintiff has the choice of either submitting the $400.00 filing and administrative fees to the clerk’s office or submitting a request to proceed in forma pauperis.1 Failure to take either action within 30 days will result in the court dismissing this case without further notice to Plaintiff. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that: 1. Plaintiff is directed to submit the $400.00 fees to the clerk’s office or submit a request to proceed in forma pauperis within 30 days. Failure to take either action will result in dismissal of this matter without further notice. 2. The clerk of the court is directed to send to Plaintiff the Form AO240 (“Application to Proceed Without Prepayment of Fees and Affidavit”). If Plaintiff is granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis (“IFP”) in this matter, he will be allowed to pay the court’s $350 filing fee in installments. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1); In re Tyler, 110 F.3d 528, 529-30 (8th Cir. 1997). He would not be subject to the $50.00 administrative fee assessed to non-IFP plaintiffs. 1 3. The clerk of the court is directed to set a pro se case management deadline in this matter with the following text: May 28, 2019: Check for MIFP or payment. DATED this 25th day of April, 2019. BY THE COURT: s/ Richard G. Kopf Senior United States District Judge 2

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