SERRANO v. KELLEY
OPINION. Signed by Judge Renee Marie Bumb on 9/15/17. (jbk, )
NOT FOR PUBLICATION
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
ALBERT SERRANO, Jr.,
NEW JERSEY STATE SUPERIOR
COURT JUDGE JOHN T. KELLEY,
Civ. Action No. 17-6264 (RMB)
BUMB, District Judge:
Plaintiff Albert Serrano, Jr., a prisoner incarcerated in
Northern State Prison, in Newark, New Jersey, filed this civil
rights complaint on August 17, 2017, alleging Judge John T.
Jersey State Superior Court, Camden County, Criminal Division.
prepayment of fees (“in forma pauperis” or “IFP”), pursuant to
28 U.S.C. § 1915(a).
(IFP App., ECF No. 1-1.)
because he did not submit “a certified copy of the trust fund
account statement . . . for the prisoner for the 6-month period
obtained from the appropriate official of each prison at which
complaint he filed in Civil Action No. 17-5866 (RMB), which this
Plaintiff submits a properly completed IFP application.
part of its general power to administer its docket,’ a district
court may dismiss a duplicative complaint.” Fabics v. City of
New Brunswick, 629 F. App’x 196, 198 (3d Cir. 2015) (quoting
Colorado River Water Conservation Dist. v. United States, 424
U.S. 800, 817 (1976); Walton v. Eaton Corp., 563 F.2d 66, 70 (3d
Cir.1977) (en banc) (prohibiting a plaintiff from “maintain[ing]
two separate actions involving the same subject matter at the
same time in the same court and against the same defendant”).
Therefore, the Court dismisses this action as duplicative of
Civil Action No. 17-5866.
An appropriate Order follows.
s/Renée Marie Bumb
RENÉE MARIE BUMB
United States District Judge
September 15, 2017
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