Goodin v. Eastern State Hospital

Filing 6

ORDER DISMISSING CASE. This case is DISMISSED without prejudice for failure to state a claim under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B). Plaintiff's in forma pauperis status is REVOKED. The file is CLOSED. Signed by Judge Thomas O. Rice. (LLH, Courtroom Deputy) (Service of Notice on parties not registered as users of the Court CM/ECF system accomplished via USPS mail.)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON 6 7 ELLIOT D. GOODIN, NO. 2:20-CV-0478-TOR Plaintiff, 8 ORDER DISMISSING CASE 9 10 v. EASTERN STATE HOSPITAL, 11 Defendant. 12 BEFORE THE COURT is Plaintiff’s failure to amend his inadequate 13 Complaint. See ECF No. 5. The Court has reviewed the record and files herein, 14 and is fully informed. 15 Plaintiff, a patient at Eastern State Hospital, is proceeding pro se and in 16 forma pauperis. Plaintiff filed a Complaint on December 28, 2020. ECF No. 1. 17 On January 29, 2021, the Court screened Plaintiff’s Complaint for legal sufficiency 18 pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e). ECF No. 5. The Court dismissed Defendant 19 Eastern State Hospital with prejudice and Plaintiff’s Complaint without prejudice. 20 Id. The Court granted Plaintiff an opportunity to file an amended complaint within ORDER DISMISSING CASE ~ 1 1 60 days of the Court’s order. Id. Plaintiff failed to timely amend his inadequate 2 Complaint. 3 Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), “[a]n appeal may not be taken in forma 4 pauperis if the trial court certifies in writing that it is not taken in good faith.” The 5 good faith standard is an objective one, and good faith is demonstrated when an 6 individual “seeks appellate review of any issue not frivolous.” See Coppedge v. 7 United States, 369 U.S. 438, 445 (1962). For purposes of 28 U.S.C. § 1915, an 8 appeal is frivolous if it lacks any arguable basis in law or fact. Neitzke v. Williams, 9 490 U.S. 319, 325 (1989). 10 The Court finds that any appeal of this Order would not be taken in good 11 faith and would lack any arguable basis in law or fact. 12 ACCORDINGLY, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: 13 14 1. This case is DISMISSED without prejudice for failure to state a claim under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B). 15 2. Plaintiff’s in forma pauperis status is REVOKED. 16 The District Court Executive is directed to enter this Order, enter judgment 17 18 of dismissal without prejudice, forward a copy to Plaintiff, and CLOSE the file. DATED March 31, 2021. 19 20 THOMAS O. RICE United States District Judge ORDER DISMISSING CASE ~ 2

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