McNeil v. South Caroline Dept. of Corrections et al
ORDER directing Clerk not to authorize service and advising plaintiff to notify Clerk in writing of any change of address. Plaintiff has incurred a debt to the U.S.A. in the amount of $350. Signed by Magistrate Judge Kaymani D. West on 2/28/2017. (hcic, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
South Carolina Department of Corrections;
Nurse Owens, and
Nurse A. Brown,
C/A No. 5:17-cv-00150-MGL-KDW
This is a civil action filed by a pro se litigant. Under Local Civil Rule 73.02(B)(2)
(D.S.C.), pretrial proceedings in this action have been referred to the assigned United States
PAYMENT OF THE FILING FEE:
Plaintiff has submitted an Application to Proceed Without Prepayment of Fees and
Affidavit (Form AO 240), which is construed as a Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma
pauperis. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915. A review of the Motion reveals that Plaintiff should be relieved
of the obligation to prepay the full filing fee. Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma
pauperis is granted, subject to the court’s right to require a payment if Plaintiff’s financial
condition changes, and to tax fees and costs against Plaintiff at the conclusion of this case if the
court finds the case to be without merit. See Flint v. Haynes, 651 F.2d 970, 972-74 (4th Cir.
TO THE CLERK OF COURT:
The Clerk of Court is directed to list the parties on the docket as they are listed in the
caption of this Order. The Clerk of Court is directed not to issue any summonses or forward this
matter to the United States Marshal for service of process at this time as this case is subject to
summary dismissal based on an initial screening conducted pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 and/or
28 U.S.C. § 1915A.
Plaintiff must place the civil action number listed above on any document provided to the
court pursuant to this Order. Any future filings in this case must be sent to the address below.
All documents requiring Plaintiff’s signature shall be signed with Plaintiff’s full legal name
written in Plaintiff’s own handwriting. Pro se litigants shall not use the “s/typed name” format
used in the Electronic Case Filing System. In all future filings with this court, Plaintiff is directed
to use letter-sized (8½ inches by 11 inches) paper only, to write or type text on one side of a
sheet of paper only and not to write or type on both sides of any sheet of paper. Plaintiff is
further instructed not to write to the edge of the paper, but to maintain one inch margins on the
top, bottom, and sides of each paper submitted.
Plaintiff is a pro se litigant. Plaintiff’s attention is directed to the following important
You are ordered to always keep the Clerk of Court advised in writing (Post
Office Box 2317, Florence, South Carolina 29503) if your address changes for
any reason, so as to assure that orders or other matters that specify deadlines for
you to meet will be received by you. If as a result of your failure to comply with
this Order, you fail to meet a deadline set by this court, your case may be
dismissed for violating this Order. Therefore, if you have a change of address
before this case is ended, you must comply with this Order by immediately
advising the Clerk of Court in writing of such change of address and providing the
court with the docket number of all pending cases you have filed with this court.
Your failure to do so will not be excused by the court.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
February 28, 2017
Florence, South Carolina
Kaymani D. West
United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff’s attention is directed to the important warning on the next page.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION .... PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
WARNING TO PRO SE PARTY OR NONPARTY FILERS
All Documents That You File with the Court Will Be Available to the Public on the
Internet Through Pacer (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) and the Court’s Electronic
Case Filing System. CERTAIN PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION SHOULD
NOT BE INCLUDED IN OR SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM ALL DOCUMENTS
BEFORE YOU SUBMIT THE DOCUMENTS TO THE COURT FOR FILING.
Rule 5.2 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides for privacy protection of
electronic or paper filings made with the court. Rule 5.2 applies to ALL documents submitted for
filing, including pleadings, exhibits to pleadings, discovery responses, and any other document
submitted by any party or nonparty for filing. Unless otherwise ordered by the court, a party or
nonparty filer should not put certain types of an individual’s personal identifying information in
documents submitted for filing to any United States District Court. If it is necessary to file a
document that already contains personal identifying information, the personal identifying
information should be “blacked out” or redacted prior to submitting the document to the Clerk
of Court for filing. A person filing any document containing their own personal identifying
information waives the protection of Rule 5.2(a) by filing the information without redaction and
not under seal.
1. Personal information protected by Rule 5.2(a):
(a) Social Security and Taxpayer identification numbers. If an individual’s social security
number or a taxpayer identification number must be included in a document, the filer may
include only the last four digits of that number.
(b) Names of Minor Children. If the involvement of a minor child must be mentioned, the filer
may include only the initials of that child.
(c) Dates of Birth. If an individual’s date of birth must be included in a document, the filer may
include only the year of birth.
(d) Financial Account Numbers. If financial account numbers are relevant, the filer may
include only the last four digits of these numbers.
2. Protection of other sensitive personal information -- such as driver’s license numbers and alien
registration numbers -- may be sought under Rule 5.2(d)(Filings Made Under Seal) and (e)
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