Filing 12

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER REOPENING CASE, and GRANTING Plaintiff's application for an extension (ECF No. 9). Plaintiff shall have 30 days from the date of entry of this Order to submit a proper in forma pauperis application. Signed by Judge Claire C. Cecchi on 3/8/16. (sr, )

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY MARTIN LUTHER BA$KERVILLE JR., Civil Action No. 13-1750 (CCC) Plaintiff, v. MEMORANDUM AND ORDER LT. JAMES STAPLETON, et al., Defendants. Plaintiff Martin Luther Baskerville, Jr., a prisoner currently confined at Northern State Prison in Newark, New Jersey, seeks to bring this civil action in forma pauperis, without prepayment of fees or security, asserting claims pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The Court previously twice denied his in forma pauperis applications for failures to submit a six-month account statement for the six-month period immediately preceding the filing of his Complaint. After the second denial, Plaintiff filed an application for a 30-day extension to submit a corrected in forma pauperis application on August 31, 2015. (ECf No. 9.) However, to date, no such in forma pauperis application has been filed. Subsequently, Plaintiff submitted two letters to the Court, asking the Court to rule on his in forma pauperis application that, again, the Court never received. (See ECF Nos. 10 & 11.) In the interest of justice, the Court grants Plaintiffs request for extension, and Plaintiff is afforded 30 days from the date of entry of this Order to submit a proper in forma pauperis application. IT IS therefore on this ‘ day of (‘‘\ L’-__L- , 2016, ORDERED that the Clerk shall REOPEN the case by making a new and separate docket entry reading “CIVIL CASE REOPENED”; it is further ORDERED that Plaintiffs application for extension, ECF No. 9, is hereby GRANTED; it is further ORDERED that Plaintiff shall have thirty (30) days from the date of entry of this Order to submit a proper informa pauperis application; and it is further ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall serve a copy of this Order upon Plaintiff by regular U.S. mail. Claire C. Cecchi United States District Judge 2

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