Langford v. Colton et al
ORDER that 5 Motion to Extend Time to Either Pay the $400 Filng Fee or File a Completed In Forma Pauperis application is GRANTED. Plaintiff has until August 11, 2017, to either file a complete application to proceed in forma pauperis or pa y the full $400 filing fee. FURTHER ORDERED that 3 Report and Recommendation is REJECTED in light of the circumstances. Signed by Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey on 6/27/17. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF: blank ifp w/instructions to plaintiff - MMM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
Stan Colton, et al.
[ECF Nos. 3, 5]
Justin Langford, an inmate at the High Desert State Prison, brings this civil-rights action.
When it was discovered that he did not pay the $400 filing fee or submit an application to proceed in
forma pauperis, the magistrate judge ordered him to pay the fee or submit a completed IFP
application by May 22, 2017, or have this case dismissed.1 When that deadline passed without
payment or an application, the magistrate judge recommended that I dismiss this case.2 Langford
objects, explaining that he did not receive the original court order—although he received
correspondence from the court, the papers were from someone else’s case.3 So he asks for additional
time to respond. He further explains that he is in protective segregated custody with limited law-
Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Langford’s motion to extend time to
either pay the $400 filing fee or file a completed in forma pauperis application [ECF No. 5] is
GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that:
The Clerk of Court is directed to SEND plaintiff the approved form application for a prisoner
to proceed in forma pauperis along with the document entitled “Information and Instructions for
Filing an In Forma Pauperis Application.”
ECF No. 2.
ECF No. 3.
ECF No. 4.
Plaintiff has until August 11, 2017,4 to either (1) file a complete application to proceed
in forma pauperis on the correct form with complete financial attachments in compliance with 28
U.S.C. § 1915(a) (which requires him to complete the application and attach both an inmate account
statement for the past six months and a properly executed financial certificate); or (2) pay the full
$400 filing fee (which includes the $350 filing fee and the $50 administrative fee). If plaintiff does
not fully complete either option 1 or 2 by August 11, 2017, this case will be dismissed without
further prior notice.
The Report and Recommendation for dismissal  is REJECTED in light of the
Dated this 27th day of June, 2017.
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Jennifer A. Dorsey
United States District Judge
Although Langford requested a 120-day extension, the court finds that a four-month extension of
time is not reasonable; so the court shortens that extension to a more reasonable one.
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