DeRouseau v. Martello et al

Filing 3

ORDER DIRECTING PAYMENT OF FEE OR IFP APPLICATION: Plaintiff DeRouseau is directed to render payment of the filing fees or submit an IFP application to this court's Pro Se Unit within thirty (30) days of the date of this order. The Cou rt certifies, 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, 369 U.S. 438, 444-45 (1962). Filing Fee due by 12/17/2021. In Forma Pauperis (IFP) Application due by 12/17/2021. (Signed by Chief Judge Laura Taylor Swain on 11/17/2021) (Attachments: # 1 IFP application) (ees)

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Case 1:21-cv-08711-LTS Document 3 Filed 11/17/21 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK KYLE DeROUSEAU; K.D. Plaintiffs, -againstANGELA MARTELLO, et al., 21-CV-8711 (LTS) ORDER DIRECTING PAYMENT OF FEE OR IFP APPLICATION Defendants. LAURA TAYLOR SWAIN, Chief United States District Judge: Plaintiff Kyle DeRouseau, who is appearing pro se, brings this action individually and on behalf of his minor child K.D. 1 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 DeRouseau submitted the complaint without the filing fees or an IFP application. Within thirty days of the date of this order, he must either pay the $402.00 in fees or submit the attached IFP application. If Plaintiff DeRouseau submits the IFP application, it should be labeled with docket number 21-CV-8711 (LTS). If the Court grants the IFP application, Plaintiff DeRouseau will be permitted to proceed without prepayment of fees. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(1). If Plaintiff DeRouseau complies with this order, the case shall be processed in accordance with the procedures of the Clerk’s Office. If he fails to comply with this order within the time allowed, the action will be dismissed. 1 Rule 5.2(a)(3) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure requires that any court submissions referring to a minor must only include the minor’s initials. Case 1:21-cv-08711-LTS Document 3 Filed 11/17/21 Page 2 of 2 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). Plaintiff DeRouseau has consented to electronic service of documents. (ECF 2.) SO ORDERED. Dated: November 17, 2021 New York, New York /s/ Laura Taylor Swain LAURA TAYLOR SWAIN Chief United States District Judge 2

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