Madsen v. United States of America et al

Filing 4

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE re 1 MOTION for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis filed by Kurt R Madsen, signed by Magistrate Judge David W. Christel. Show Cause Response due by 4/30/2017. (CMG)(cc mailed to 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 KURT R MADSEN, 11 12 13 14 Plaintiff, CASE NO. 3:17-CV-05218-RBL-DWC ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA et al, Defendants. 15 16 Plaintiff Kurt R. Madsen, who is housed at Western State Hospital and is proceeding pro 17 se, filed a Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. Dkt. 1. In his Motion, Plaintiff states he is not 18 presently employed, but received $1,500 in employment income in the last 12 months. Id. 19 Plaintiff states he was previously employed at “222 Mass Ave” in Washington, DC. Id. Because 20 Plaintiff is housed at Western State Hospital, he does not have a trust account. Id. However, 21 Plaintiff states that he has no cash on hand or savings account. Id. 22 Based on the information supplied to the Court, Plaintiff may be able to afford the 23 $400.00 filing fee. Therefore, Plaintiff is ordered to show cause why his Motion to Proceed In 24 Forma Pauperis should not be denied. Specifically, Plaintiff must advise the Court when his ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE - 1 1 previous employment terminated and whether he has access to any of his previous employment 2 income. Plaintiff must respond to this Show Cause Order on or before April 30, 2017. In the 3 alternative, Plaintiff may pay the $400.00 filing fee before that date. 4 Failure to show cause or pay the amount shall be deemed a failure to properly prosecute 5 this matter and the Court will recommend dismissal of this matter. 6 Dated this 28th day of March, 2017. 8 A 9 David W. Christel United States Magistrate Judge 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE - 2

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