Rodriguez v. Nieves et al

Filing 24

ORDER granting 8 Motion/Application for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis; Plaintiff is allowed to proceed without prepayment of filing fees. A copy of this order shall be forwarded to Chief of Inmate Services and the Financial Department for p ayment information.The Clerk is directed to serve a copy of the 10 Complaint and this order electronically upon the Attorney General's Office for the State of Nevada. The AG's office shall file notice with the court regarding represen tation and service as outlined in the order no later than 3/9/2021. Proof of service due by 5/17/2021. See Order for additional instruction and detail. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe on 2/16/2021. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF, cc: Finance, Chief Inmate Services - DRS)

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Case 2:19-cv-01644-KJD-NJK Document 24 Filed 02/16/21 Page 1 of 3 1 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 3 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 4 5 JOSE RODRIGUEZ, Case No. 2:19-cv-01644-KJD-NJK 6 Plaintiff, ORDER v. 7 MICHAEL NIEVES et al., 8 Defendants. 9 10 This action began with a pro se civil rights complaint filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 11 by a state prisoner. Plaintiff has submitted an application to proceed in forma pauperis. Docket 12 No. 8. Based on the financial information provided, the Court finds that Plaintiff is unable to 13 prepay the full filing fee in this matter. 14 The Court entered a screening order on August 24, 2020. Docket No. 9. The screening 15 order imposed a 90-day stay and the Court entered a subsequent order in which the parties were 16 assigned to mediation by a court-appointed mediator. Docket Nos. 9, 14. The Office of the 17 Attorney General has filed a status report indicating that settlement has not been reached and 18 informing the Court of its intent to proceed with this action. Docket No. 23. 19 For the foregoing reasons, IT IS ORDERED that: 20 1. Plaintiff’s application to proceed in forma pauperis, Docket No. 8, is GRANTED. 21 Plaintiff shall not be required to pay an initial installment of the filing fee. In the event this action 22 is dismissed, the full filing fee must still be paid pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(2). 23 2. The movant herein is permitted to maintain this action to conclusion without the 24 necessity of prepayment of any additional fees or costs or the giving of security therefor. This 25 order granting leave to proceed in forma pauperis shall not extend to the issuance and/or service 26 of subpoenas at government expense. 27 28 1 Case 2:19-cv-01644-KJD-NJK Document 24 Filed 02/16/21 Page 2 of 3 3. 1 Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915, as amended by the Prison Litigation Reform Act, the 2 Nevada Department of Corrections will forward payments from the account of Jose Rodriguez, 3 #1139330 to the Clerk of the United States District Court, District of Nevada, 20% of the preceding 4 month's deposits (in months that the account exceeds $10.00) until the full $350 filing fee has been 5 paid for this action. The Clerk of the Court will send a copy of this order to the Finance Division 6 of the Clerk’s Office. The Clerk will send a copy of this order to the attention of Chief of Inmate 7 Services for the Nevada Department of Corrections, P.O. Box 7011, Carson City, NV 89702. 4. 8 The Clerk of the Court shall electronically SERVE a copy of this order and a copy 9 of Plaintiff’s complaint, Docket No. 10, on the Office of the Attorney General of the State of 10 Nevada by adding the Attorney General of the State of Nevada to the docket sheet. This does not 11 indicate acceptance of service. 5. 13 14 Service must be perfected no later than May 17, 2021, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 6. 12 Subject to the findings of the screening order, Docket No. 9, no later than March 4(m). 15 9, 2021, the Attorney General’s Office shall file a notice advising the Court and Plaintiff of: (a) 16 the names of the defendants for whom it accepts service; (b) the names of the defendants for whom 17 it does not accept service, and (c) the names of the defendants for whom it is filing the last-known- 18 address information under seal. As to any of the named defendants for whom the Attorney 19 General’s Office cannot accept service, the Office shall file, under seal, but shall not serve the 20 inmate Plaintiff the last known address(es) of those defendant(s) for whom it has such information. 21 If the last known address of the defendant(s) is a post office box, the Attorney General's Office 22 shall attempt to obtain and provide the last known physical address(es). 23 7. If service cannot be accepted for any of the named defendant(s), Plaintiff shall file 24 a motion identifying the unserved defendant(s), requesting issuance of a summons, and specifying 25 a full name and address for the defendant(s). For the defendant(s) as to which the Attorney General 26 has not provided last-known-address information, Plaintiff shall provide the full name and address 27 for the defendant(s). 28 2 Case 2:19-cv-01644-KJD-NJK Document 24 Filed 02/16/21 Page 3 of 3 1 8. If the Attorney General accepts service of process for any named defendant(s), such 2 defendant(s) shall file and serve an answer or other response to the complaint, Docket No. 10, no 3 later than April 19, 2021. 4 9. Plaintiff shall serve upon defendant(s) or, if an appearance has been entered by 5 counsel, upon their attorney(s), a copy of every pleading, motion or other document submitted for 6 consideration by the Court. If Plaintiff electronically files a document with the Court’s electronic- 7 filing system, no certificate of service is required. Fed. R. Civ. P. 5(d)(1)(B); Nev. Loc. R. IC 4- 8 1(b); Nev. Loc. R. 5-1. However, if Plaintiff mails the document to the Court, Plaintiff shall 9 include with the original document submitted for filing a certificate stating the date that a true and 10 correct copy of the document was mailed to the defendants or counsel for the defendants. If 11 counsel has entered a notice of appearance, Plaintiff shall direct service to the individual attorney 12 named in the notice of appearance, at the physical or electronic address stated therein. The Court 13 may disregard any document received by a district judge or magistrate judge which has not been 14 filed with the Clerk, and any document received by a district judge, magistrate judge, or the Clerk 15 which fails to include a certificate showing proper service when required. 16 10. This case is no longer stayed. 17 DATED: February 16, 2021. 18 19 NANCY J. KOPPE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3

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