Okolie v. City of Seattle et al

Filing 3

ORDER granting Plaintiff's 1 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis signed by Judge Ricardo S Martinez.(TH) (cc: Plaintiff via U.S. mail)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 5 6 7 EDMUND OKOLIE, Plaintiff, 8 v. 9 10 CASE NO. C17-1531-RSM THE CITY OF SEATTLE, et al., ORDER RE: APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS Defendants. 11 12 Plaintiff submitted an application to proceed in forma pauperis (IFP). (Dkt. 1.) Because 13 plaintiff does not appear to have funds available to afford the $400.00 filing fee, he financially 14 qualifies for IFP status pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(1). Therefore, plaintiff’s IFP application 15 (Dkt. 1) is GRANTED.1 The Clerk of the Court is directed to send a copy of this Order to plaintiff 16 and to the assigned District Judge. 17 DATED this 20th day of October, 2017. 18 A 19 Mary Alice Theiler United States Magistrate Judge 20 21 22 23 1 It should be noted that plaintiff previously voluntarily dismissed this lawsuit, brought, at that time, against two of the defendants named here. Okolie v. City of Seattle, C15-1258-RAJ (Dkts. 37 & 46). The Court conditioned the dismissal on allowing any discovery to be used in any subsequent action brought by plaintiff against the same defendants. Id. (Dkt. 46 at 3). Also, if plaintiff brought a similar action against defendants, the Court’s orders would remain in effect in the subsequent matter. Id. ORDER PAGE - 1

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