Jacobsen v. Douglas et al

Filing 3

ORDER - Clerk shall retain # 1 Complaint. Clerk shall send P blank IFP form with instructions. (Mailed to P 3/28/2016 with two copies instant Order.) P shall file IFP or pay $400 filing fee by 4/22/2016. Signed by Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen on 3/25/2016. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - DRM)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 6 *** 7 CRAIG LESLIE JACOBSEN, 8 9 10 Plaintiff, ORDER v. (Initiating Docs. – Dkt. #1) MICHAEL DOUGLAS, et al., Defendants. 11 12 Case No. 2:16-cv-00489-MMD-PAL This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff Craig Leslie Jacobsen’s Initiating Documents 13 (Dkt. #1), filed March 4, 2016. 14 pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) and LR IB 1-3 and 1-9 of the Local Rules of Practice. The Initiating Documents are referred to the undersigned 15 Mr. Jacobsen is a prisoner in the custody of the Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office at the 16 4th Avenue Jail in Phoenix, Arizona. He and is proceeding in this action pro se, which means 17 that he is not represented by an attorney. See LSR 2-1. 18 (Dkt. #1) as part of his initiating documents, but did not pay the $400.00 filing fee or submit an 19 application to proceed in forma pauperis (“IFP”). In order to proceed in this action without 20 paying the standard filing fee, LSR 1-1 and 28 U.S.C. § 1915 provide that a litigant must submit 21 the Court’s form IFP application. Additionally, LSR 1-2 and § 1915 specifically require three 22 items be submitted to this Court with a prisoner’s IFP application: (1) a financial certificate 23 signed by an authorized officer of the institution in which he or she is incarcerated, (2) a copy of 24 his or her inmate trust account statement for the six-month period prior to filing, and (3) a signed 25 financial affidavit showing an inability to prepay fees and costs or give security for them. Mr. Jacobsen submitted a Complaint 26 Accordingly, 27 IT IS ORDERED: 28 1. The Clerk of Court shall retain Plaintiff Craig Leslie Jacobsen’s Complaint (Dkt. #1). 1 1 2 2. The Clerk of the Court shall mail Plaintiff a blank form Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis for incarcerated litigants with instructions. 3 3. Plaintiff shall have until April 22, 2016, to file the Application to Proceed in Forma 4 Pauperis, accompanied by a signed and executed financial certificate, a signed and 5 executed financial affidavit, and a statement of his inmate trust account. 6 7 4. Alternatively, Plaintiff shall pay the filing fee of four hundred dollars ($400.00), accompanied by a copy of this Order, on or before April 22, 2016. 8 5. Plaintiff’s failure to comply with this Order by (a) submitting an Application to 9 Proceed In Forma Pauperis, or (b) paying the filing fee before the April 22, 2016 10 deadline will result in a recommendation to the District Judge that this case be 11 dismissed. 12 Dated this 25th day of March, 2016. 13 14 PEGGY A. LEEN UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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