RICHARDSON et al v. MERCER COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY et al
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)
NOT FOR PUBLICATION
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
PATRICIA A. RICHARDSON,
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
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.
IT IS, on this _2_ day of August 2015, ORDERED that:
Plaintiffs application to proceed in forma pauper is is hereby granted pursuant to
28 U.S.C. § 1915;
The Clerk of the Court shall file the Complaint without prepayment of fees or
The Complaint is dismissed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B)(ii) for failure to
state a claim; and
The Clerk of the Court shall mark this matter CLOSED.
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