Cruz v. Smith et al
ORDER Payment of filing fees or IFP due within 30 days from date of this order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe on 4/10/2018. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF, cc: IFP to P - JM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
GUILLERMO TRUJILLO CRUZ,
Case No. 2:18-cv-00612-GMN-NJK
B. SMITH et al.,
Plaintiff, who is a prisoner in the custody of the California Department of
Corrections and Rehabilitation (“CDCR”), has submitted a civil rights complaint pursuant
to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Nevada Department of Corrections (“NDOC”) employees.
(ECF No. 1-1). Plaintiff has neither paid the full filing fee for this matter nor filed an
application to proceed in forma pauperis.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(2) and Local Rule LSR 1-2, Plaintiff must
complete an application to proceed in forma pauperis and attach both an inmate account
statement for the past six months and a properly executed financial certificate. The Court
will retain Plaintiff’s civil rights complaint (ECF No. 1-1), but will not file it until the matter
of the payment of the filing fee is resolved. Plaintiff will be granted an opportunity to file
an application to proceed in forma pauperis, or in the alternative, pay the full filing fee for
this action. If Plaintiff chooses to file an application to proceed in forma pauperis he must
file a fully complete application to proceed in forma pauperis.
For the foregoing reasons, IT IS ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court SHALL
SEND Plaintiff the approved form application to proceed in forma pauperis by a prisoner,
as well as the document entitled information and instructions for filing an in forma pauperis
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that within thirty (30) days from the date of this order,
Plaintiff shall either: (1) file a fully complete application to proceed in forma pauperis, on
the correct form with complete financial attachments in compliance with 28 U.S.C. §
1915(a); or (2) pay the full $400 fee for filing a civil action (which includes the $350 filing
fee and the $50 administrative fee).
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that if Plaintiff does not timely comply with this order,
dismissal of this action may result.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall retain the complaint
(ECF No. 1-1), but shall not file it at this time.
DATED THIS 10th day of April ,2018.
UNITED J. KOPPE
NANCY STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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