Moore v. Doe et al
ORDER denying 2 MOTION/APPLICATION to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (Signed by Magistrate Judge Jason B Libby) Parties notified.(mserpa, 2)
United States District Court
Southern District of Texas
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
CORPUS CHRISTI DIVISION
JANE DOE, et al,
April 04, 2017
David J. Bradley, Clerk
CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:17-CV-121
Plaintiff is a Texas inmate who filed this civil rights action appearing pro se.
Pending is Plaintiff’s application to proceed in forma pauperis. (D.E. 2). Plaintiff
currently has $1,587.63 in his inmate account. (D.E. 3). The filing fee is $350.00.
Plaintiff appears to have the ability to pay the filing fee.
Further, Plaintiff’s application to proceed in forma pauperis is incomplete.
Plaintiff has not fully answered any of the questions in the application. For example,
with regard to question 1, Plaintiff answered “Yes” to having received money from
friends and family, however he failed to state the source of the money and the amount
received as required by the question. Additionally, Plaintiff answered question 2 “Yes”
as to having money in a checking or savings account including his inmate account,
however, he failed to state the total value of the items owned as required by question 2.
Finally, Plaintiff did not answer question 3 with regard to whether he owns real estate,
stocks, bonds, notes, automobiles, or other valuable property.
Therefore, it is ORDERED that Plaintiff shall either pay the full filing fee within
twenty (20) days of the date of this order or explain to this Court in writing within that
time why he is unable to pay the filing fee.
It is further ORDERED that if Plaintiff persists in seeking to proceed in forma
pauperis, he shall resubmit a fully completed application to proceed in forma pauperis.
Plaintiff shall answer each question completely.
Plaintiff is cautioned his case may be dismissed pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b)
for failure to comply with court orders. See also Martinez v. Johnson, 104 F.3d 769, 772
(5th Cir. 1997)(holding district courts have the power to sua sponte dismiss a cause of
action for failure to prosecute). Plaintiff is further advised that if the Court later grants
his application to proceed in forma pauperis he will be required to pay the full filing fee
in installments pursuant to the Prison Litigation Reform Act. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1).
Plaintiff may voluntarily dismiss his case within twenty (20) days if he does not want to
pay the filing fee.
ORDERED this 3rd day of April, 2017.
Jason B. Libby
United States Magistrate Judge
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