Williams v. Ruebart et al

Filing 3

ORDER - Clerk of the Court will send Plaintiff the approved form application to proceed in forma pauperis by an inmate, as well as the document entitled information and instructions for filing an in forma pauperis application (attached hereto for distribution to Plaintiff by ESP law library). On or before November 15, 2022, Plaintiff will either pay the full $402 filing fee or file with the Court: 1) a completed application to proceed in forma pauperis for inmate; 2) a financ ial certificate; and 3) a copy of the inmate's prison or jail trust fund account statement for the previous six-month period. Clerk of the Court will retain the complaint (ECF No. 1 -1) but will not file it at this time. Signed by Magistrate Judge Carla Baldwin on 9/15/2022. (Attachments: # 1 IFP Application Form) (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - HKL)

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Case 3:22-cv-00398-MMD-CLB Document 3 Filed 09/15/22 Page 1 of 3 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 3 MARCELL WILLIAMS, Case No. 3:22-cv-00398-MMD-CLB 4 Plaintiff 5 6 ORDER v. WILLIAM RUEBART, et al., 7 Defendants 8 9 I. DISCUSSION 10 On September 6, 2022, Plaintiff, an inmate in the custody of the Nevada 11 Department of Corrections (“NDOC”), submitted a civil rights complaint under 42 U.S.C. 12 § 1983. (ECF No. 1-1). Plaintiff has neither paid the full $402 filing fee for this matter nor 13 filed an application to proceed in forma pauperis. 14 Under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(2) and Local Rule LSR 1-2, an inmate seeking to begin 15 a civil action in this Court may apply to proceed in forma pauperis in order to file the civil 16 action without prepaying the full $402 filing fee. To apply for in forma pauperis status, the 17 inmate must submit all three of the following documents to the Court: 18 (1) a completed Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis for Inmate, on this 19 Court’s approved form (i.e. pages 1 through 3 with the inmate’s two signatures on 20 page 3), 21 (2) a Financial Certificate properly signed by both the inmate and a prison or jail 22 official (i.e. page 4 of this Court’s approved form), and 23 (3) a copy of the inmate’s prison or jail trust fund account statement for the 24 previous six-month period. 25 The Court will grant Plaintiff a one-time opportunity to file a fully complete 26 application to proceed in forma pauperis containing all three of the required documents, 27 or in the alternative, pay the full $402 filing fee for this action on or before November 15, 28 2022. Absent unusual circumstances, the Court will not grant any further extensions of Case 3:22-cv-00398-MMD-CLB Document 3 Filed 09/15/22 Page 2 of 3 1 time. 2 If Plaintiff is unable to file a fully complete application to proceed in forma pauperis 3 with all three required documents or pay the full $402 filing fee on or before November 4 15, 2022, this case will be subject to dismissal without prejudice for Plaintiff to file a new 5 case with the Court when Plaintiff is either able to acquire all three of the documents 6 needed to file a fully complete application to proceed in forma pauperis or pays the full 7 $402 filing fee. 8 A dismissal without prejudice means Plaintiff does not give up the right to refile the 9 case with the Court, under a new case number, when Plaintiff has all three documents 10 needed to submit with an application to proceed in forma pauperis. Alternatively, Plaintiff 11 may choose not to file an application to proceed in forma pauperis and instead pay the 12 full filing fee of $402 on or before November 15, 2022, to proceed with this case. 13 The Court will retain Plaintiff’s civil rights complaint (ECF No. 1-1), but the Court 14 will not file the complaint unless and until Plaintiff timely files a fully complete application 15 to proceed in forma pauperis with all three documents or pays the full $402 filing fee. 16 II. CONCLUSION 17 For the foregoing reasons, IT IS ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court will send 18 Plaintiff the approved form application to proceed in forma pauperis by an inmate, as well 19 as the document entitled information and instructions for filing an in forma pauperis 20 application. 21 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that on or before November 15, 2022, Plaintiff will 22 either pay the full $402 filing fee for a civil action (which includes the $350 filing fee and 23 the $52 administrative fee) or file with the Court: 24 (1) a completed Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis for Inmate on this 25 Court’s approved form (i.e. pages 1 through 3 of the form with the inmate’s two 26 signatures on page 3), 27 (2) a Financial Certificate properly signed by both the inmate and a prison or jail 28 official (i.e. page 4 of this Court’s approved form), and -2- Case 3:22-cv-00398-MMD-CLB Document 3 Filed 09/15/22 Page 3 of 3 1 (3) a copy of the inmate’s prison or jail trust fund account statement for the 2 previous six-month period. 3 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, if Plaintiff does not file a fully complete 4 application to proceed in forma pauperis with all three documents or pay the full $402 5 filing fee for a civil action on or before November 15, 2022, this case will be subject to 6 dismissal without prejudice for Plaintiff to refile the case with the Court, under a new case 7 number, when Plaintiff has all three documents needed to file a complete application to 8 proceed in forma pauperis or pays the full $402 filing fee. 9 10 11 12 13 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court will retain the complaint (ECF No.1-1) but will not file it at this time. September 15, 2022 DATED: __________________ ___________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -3-

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