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MEMORANDUM ORDER that Plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis is granted; directing the Clerk to file the Complaint; that the Complaint is dismissed for failure to state a claim and this case shall be marked CLOSED. Signed by Judge Michael A. Shipp on 8/3/2015. (mmh)

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NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY PATRICIA A. RICHARDSON, Plaintiff, v. MERCER COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, et al., Civil Action No. 15-2325 (MAS) (DEA) MEMORANDUM ORDER ON APPLICATION TO PROCEED WITHOUT PREPAYMENT OF FEES Defendants. This matter comes before the Court on the application of Plaintiff Patricia A. Richardson ("Plaintiff') to proceed without prepayment of fees under 28 U.S.C. § 1915. (Application, ECF No. 1-1.) The Court will grant the application on the strength of Plaintiffs allegation of indigence but dismiss the Complaint (ECF No. 1) because it fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B). Plaintiff asserts a claim for damages against Mercer County Superior Court of New Jersey, the Honorable Pedro Jiminez, J.S.C., the Honorable Mary Jacobson, J.S.C., the Honorable Douglas H. Hurd, P.J.C., the Honorable Paul Innes, J.S.C., the Honorable Thomas W. Sommers, J.S.C., the Office of the County Prosecutor, Prosecutor Joseph L. Boccini, Sergeant Tracy McKeown, and Deputy Clerk of Superior Court Sue Regan ("Defendants") for alleged unlawful acts of discrimination. More specifically, Plaintiff claims that "Defendants knowingly and willingly conspired to execute unethical and unlawful acts of discrimination against me and my eyewitness Richard Hopson." (Compl. 2.) The Complaint's jurisdictional statement provides that "[i]n a deposition on March 2, 201 O[,] liability was claimed [;] the Defendants conspired to proceed as if it was a dispute." (Id. at 1.) Based on these allegations, the Court cannot discern a valid or cognizable claim against the Defendants. Accordingly, Plaintiffs Complaint is dismissed for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. Accordingly, ':At~' IT IS, on this _2_ day of August 2015, ORDERED that: 1. Plaintiffs application to proceed in forma pauper is is hereby granted pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915; 2. The Clerk of the Court shall file the Complaint without prepayment of fees or security; 3. The Complaint is dismissed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B)(ii) for failure to state a claim; and 4. The Clerk of the Court shall mark this matter CLOSED. 2

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