Belcher v. Devos et al

Filing 6

ORDER granting 1 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis signed by Judge David W. Christel.(MET) cc: plaintiff

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 8 9 10 TROY E BELCHER, 11 12 13 Plaintiff, CASE NO. 3:16-CV-05130-RJB-DWC ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS v. KEITH DEVOS et al., Defendants. 14 15 16 The Court, having reviewed plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis, does 17 hereby find and ORDER. 18 Plaintiff's declaration indicates that he is unable to afford the Court’s filing fee or give 19 security therefore. Accordingly, plaintiff’s application to proceed in forma pauperis (Dkts. 1,4) 20 is GRANTED. Plaintiff is not a prisoner within the meaning of the Prison Litigation Reform 21 Act. The portion of the act requiring a prisoner to pay the filing fee in installments does not 22 apply to plaintiff. Plaintiff does not appear to have funds available to afford the $400.00 filing 23 fee. Plaintiff shall note that leave to proceed as a pauper does not necessarily entitle plaintiff to a 24 waiver of any other cost(s) of litigation. ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS - 1 1 The Clerk is directed to mail a copy of this Order to Plaintiff. 2 Dated this 22nd day of March, 2016. A 3 4 David W. Christel United States Magistrate Judge 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS - 2

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