Schult v. Boy Scouts Of America

Filing 4

ORDER - Plaintiff will submit a Complaint to this Court on or before January 19, 2021. Clerk will send Plaintiff the approved § 1983 Complaint form, instructions for the same, and a copy of the Motion for Appointment of Counsel (ECF No. [1 ]-1) (Attached hereto for distribution to Plaintiff by LCC). Plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis (ECF No. 1 ) is denied without prejudice. Clerk will send Plaintiff the approved form application to proceed in forma pauperis by an inmate, including the information and instructions for the same (Attached hereto for distribution to Plaintiff by LCC). On or before January 19, 2021, Plaintiff will either pay the full $400 filing fe e or file with the Court a completed IFP application, a financial certificate, and a copy of the inmate's prison/jail trust fund account statement for the previous six-month period. If Plaintiff does not timely comply with this Order, this case will be subject to dismissal without prejudice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Carla Baldwin on 11/20/2020. (Attachments: # 1 1983 Complaint and Instructions, # 2 Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis, # 3 Motion for Appointment of Counsel (ECF No. 1 -1)) (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - AB)

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Case 3:20-cv-00647-MMD-CLB Document 4 Filed 11/20/20 Page 1 of 3 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 3 DAVID KEITH SCHULT, 4 Plaintiff 5 6 Case No. 3:20-cv-00647-MMD-CLB ORDER v. BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, 7 Defendant 8 9 I. DISCUSSION 10 On November 18, 2020, Plaintiff, an inmate in the custody of the Nevada 11 Department of Corrections (“NDOC”), submitted an application to proceed in forma 12 pauperis and a motion for appointment of counsel. (ECF Nos. 1, 1-1). Plaintiff has not 13 submitted a complaint or a fully complete application to proceed in forma pauperis. 14 Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 3, “[a] civil action is commenced by filing a 15 complaint with the court.” Fed. R. Civ. P. 3. As such, the Court grants Plaintiff until 16 January 19, 2021 to submit a complaint to this Court. 17 Under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(2) and Local Rule LSR 1-2, an inmate seeking to begin 18 a civil action in this Court may apply to proceed in forma pauperis in order to file the civil 19 action without prepaying the full $400 filing fee. To apply for in forma pauperis status, the 20 inmate must submit all three of the following documents to the Court: 21 (1) a completed Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis for Inmate, this 22 Court’s approved form (i.e. pages 1 through 3 with the inmate’s two signatures on 23 page 3), 24 (2) a Financial Certificate properly signed by both the inmate and a prison or jail 25 official (i.e. page 4 of this Court’s approved form), and 26 (3) a copy of the inmate’s prison or jail trust fund account statement for the 27 28 previous six-month period. Plaintiff has not submitted a completed Financial Certificate (page 4 of this Court’s Case 3:20-cv-00647-MMD-CLB Document 4 Filed 11/20/20 Page 2 of 3 1 approved form) or an inmate account statement for the previous six-month period. 2 Accordingly, the Court denies Plaintiff’s application to proceed in forma pauperis (ECF 3 No. 1) without prejudice because the application is incomplete. The Court will grant 4 Plaintiff a one-time extension to file a fully complete application to proceed in forma 5 pauperis containing all three of the required documents. Plaintiff will file a fully complete 6 application to proceed in forma pauperis on or before January 19, 2021. Absent unusual 7 circumstances, the Court will not grant any further extensions of time. 8 If Plaintiff is unable to file a fully complete application to proceed in forma pauperis 9 with all three required documents on or before January 19, 2021, this case will be subject 10 to dismissal without prejudice for Plaintiff to file a new case with the Court when Plaintiff 11 is able to acquire all three of the documents needed to file a fully complete application to 12 proceed in forma pauperis. 13 A dismissal without prejudice means Plaintiff does not give up the right to refile the 14 case with the Court, under a new case number, when Plaintiff has all three documents 15 needed to submit with the application to proceed in forma pauperis. Alternatively, Plaintiff 16 may choose not to file an application to proceed in forma pauperis and instead pay the 17 full filing fee of $400 on or before January 19, 2021 to proceed with this case. 18 II. 19 20 CONCLUSION For the foregoing reasons, IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff will submit a complaint to this Court on or before January 19, 2021. 21 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court will send to Plaintiff the 22 approved form for filing a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 complaint and instructions for the same. The 23 Clerk of the Court will also send Plaintiff a copy of his motion for appointment of counsel. 24 (ECF No. 1-1). 25 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff’s application to proceed in forma pauperis 26 (ECF No. 1) is denied without prejudice to file a new fully complete application to proceed 27 in forma pauperis with all three documents. 28 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court will send Plaintiff the -2- Case 3:20-cv-00647-MMD-CLB Document 4 Filed 11/20/20 Page 3 of 3 1 approved form application to proceed in forma pauperis by an inmate, as well as the 2 document entitled information and instructions for filing an in forma pauperis application. 3 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that on or before January 19, 2021, Plaintiff will either 4 pay the full $400 filing fee for a civil action (which includes the $350 filing fee and the $50 5 administrative fee) or file with the Court: 6 (1) a completed Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis for Inmate on this 7 Court’s approved form (i.e. pages 1 through 3 of the form with the inmate’s two 8 signatures on page 3), 9 (2) a Financial Certificate properly signed by both the inmate and a prison or jail 10 official (i.e. page 4 of this Court’s approved form), and 11 (3) a copy of the inmate’s prison or jail trust fund account statement for the 12 previous six-month period. 13 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, if Plaintiff does not file a complaint and a fully 14 complete application to proceed in forma pauperis with all three documents or pay the full 15 $400 filing fee for a civil action on or before January 19, 2021, this case will be subject 16 to dismissal without prejudice for Plaintiff to refile the case with the Court, under a new 17 case number, when Plaintiff is able to file a complaint and has all three documents needed 18 to file a complete application to proceed in forma pauperis or pays the full $400 filing fee. 19 DATED: November 20, 2020. 20 21 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -3-

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