Nunn v. State of Nevada et al

Filing 3

ORDER - IT IS ORDERED that, no later than August 5, 2024, Plaintiff must either pay the full $405 filing fee or file a fully complete application to proceed in forma pauperis with all three required documents: a completed application with the inmate's two signatures on page 3; a completed financial certificate that is signed both by the inmate and the prison or jail official; and a copy of the inmate's trust fund account statement for the previous six-month perio d. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, if Plaintiff fails to timely comply with this order, this action will be subject to dismissal without prejudice. The Clerk of the Court is INSTRUCTED to send Plaintiff Tyrone Noel Nunn the approved f orm application to proceed in forma pauperis for an inmate and instructions for the same (Attached hereto for Distribution to P by High Desert State Prison law library) and retain the complaints and motions for appointment of counsel, Docket Nos. 1 -1, 1 -2, but not file them at this time. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe on 6/3/2024. (For Distribution by law library.) (Attachments: # 1 IFP Form with Instructions)(Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - GA)

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1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 18 19 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 23 23 24 24 25 25 26 26 27 27 28 28 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADA TYRONE NOEL NUNN, Plaintiff, v. Case No.: 2:24-cv-00974-RFB-NJK ORDER STATE OF NEVADA, et al., Defendants. On May 24, 2024, pro se plaintiff Tyrone Noel Nunn, an inmate in the custody of the Nevada Department of Corrections, submitted multiple complaints under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and multiple motions for appointment of counsel. Docket Nos. 1-1, 1-2. Plaintiff has neither paid the $405 filing fee for this matter nor filed an application to proceed in forma pauperis. See Docket No. 1. The United States District Court for the District of Nevada must collect filing fees from parties initiating civil actions. 28 U.S.C. § 1914(a). As of December 1, 2023, the fee for filing a civil-rights action is $405, which includes the $350 filing fee and the $55 administrative fee. See 28 U.S.C. § 1914(b). “Any person who is unable to prepay the fees in a civil case may apply to the court for leave to proceed in forma pauperis.” LSR 1-1. For an inmate to apply for in forma pauperis status, the inmate must submit all three of the following documents to the Court: (1) a completed Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis for Inmate, which is pages 1–3 of the Court’s approved form, that is properly signed by the inmate twice on page 3; (2) a completed Financial Certificate, which is page 4 of the Court’s approved form, that is properly signed by both the inmate and a prison or jail official; and (3) a copy of the inmate’s prison or jail trust fund account statement for the previous six-month period. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(1)–(2); LSR 1-2. In forma pauperis status does not relieve an inmate of his or her obligation to pay the filing fee, it just means that the inmate can pay the fee in installments. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b). 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 18 19 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 23 23 24 24 25 25 26 26 27 27 28 28 Accordingly, for the reasons stated above, IT IS ORDERED that, no later than August 5, 2024, Plaintiff must either pay the full $405 filing fee or file a fully complete application to proceed in forma pauperis with all three required documents: a completed application with the inmate’s two signatures on page 3; a completed financial certificate that is signed both by the inmate and the prison or jail official; and a copy of the inmate’s trust fund account statement for the previous six-month period. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, if Plaintiff fails to timely comply with this order, this action will be subject to dismissal without prejudice. A dismissal without prejudice allows Plaintiff to refile the case with the Court, under a new case number, when Plaintiff can file a complete application to proceed in forma pauperis or pay the required filing fee. The Clerk of the Court is INSTRUCTED to send Plaintiff Tyrone Noel Nunn the approved form application to proceed in forma pauperis for an inmate and instructions for the same and retain the complaints and motions for appointment of counsel, Docket Nos. 1-1, 1-2, but not file them at this time. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: June 3, 2024. NANCY J. KOPPE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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