Watkins v. USA Dept of the Treasury et al

Filing 2

ORDER DIRECTING PAYMENT OF FEES OR IFP APPLICATION: Plaintiff is directed to render payment of the relevant fees or submit an IFP application to this Court's Pro Se Office within thirty (30) days of the date of this Order. The Court cer tifies, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), that any appeal from this Order would not be taken in good faith, and therefore in forma pauperis status is denied for the purpose of an appeal. See Coppedge v. United States, 36 9 U.S. 438, 444-45 (1962).Fees due by 7/6/2021. In Forma Pauperis (IFP) Application due by 7/6/2021. (Signed by Judge Laura Taylor Swain on June 3, 2021) (Attachments: # 1 IFP application) (jjg) Transmission to Docket Assistant Clerk for processing.

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK CLOVER JANICE WATKINS, also known as CLOVER JANICE ROBINSON, 1:21-CV-4532 (LTS) Plaintiff, -against- ORDER DIRECTING PAYMENT OF FEES OR IFP APPLICATION USA DEPT OF HE TREASURY, et al., Defendants. LAURA TAYLOR SWAIN, Chief United States District Judge: Plaintiff brings this action pro se. To proceed with a civil action in this court, a plaintiff must either pay $402.00 in fees – a $350.00 filing fee plus a $52.00 administrative fee – or, to request authorization to proceed without prepayment of fees, submit a signed in forma pauperis (“IFP”) application. See 28 U.S.C. §§ 1914, 1915. Plaintiff submitted the complaint without the relevant fees or an IFP application. Within thirty days of the date of this order, Plaintiff must either pay the $402.00 in fees or complete, sign, and submit the attached IFP application. If Plaintiff submits the IFP application, it should be labeled with docket number 1:21-CV-4532 (LTS). If the Court grants the IFP application, Plaintiff will be permitted to proceed without prepayment of fees. See § 1915(a)(1). The Clerk of Court is directed to mail a copy of this order to Plaintiff and note service on the docket. No summons shall issue at this time. If Plaintiff complies with this order, this action shall be processed in accordance with the procedures of the Clerk’s Office. If Plaintiff fails to comply with this order within the time allowed, this action will be dismissed. The Court certifies under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) that any appeal from this order would not be taken in good faith, and therefore IFP status is denied for the purpose of an appeal. Cf. Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438, 444–45 (1962) (holding that appellant demonstrates good faith when seeking review of a nonfrivolous issue). SO ORDERED. Dated: June 3, 2021 New York, New York /s/ Laura Taylor Swain LAURA TAYLOR SWAIN Chief United States District Judge 2

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