Neal, Denise v. Missoula Mac, Inc.
ORDER on ifp request: Complaint taken under advisement for screening. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker on 12/29/2011. (jef),(ps)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
MISSOULA MAC, INC.,
This is a proposed civil action in which plaintiff Denise Neal alleges that the defendant
wrongfully terminated her employment. Plaintiff has asked for leave to proceed in forma pauperis
and has supported her request with an affidavit of indigency. The standard for determining
whether plaintiff qualifies for indigent status is the following:
From plaintiff’s annual gross income, the court subtracts $3700 for each
dependent excluding the plaintiff.
If the balance is less than $16,000, the plaintiff may proceed without any
prepayment of fees and costs.
If the balance is greater than $16,000 but less than $32,000, the plaintiff must
prepay half the fees and costs.
If the balance is greater than $32,000, the plaintiff must prepay all fees and costs.
Substantial assets or debts require individual consideration.
In this case, plaintiff’s monthly income is $1,000.00. Subtracting $3,700 for plaintiff’s
one dependant, her annual income is $8,300. Because plaintiff’s income is less than $16,000,
she can proceed without any prepayment of fees or costs.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that plaintiff’s complaint is taken under advisement. As
soon as the court’s calendar permits, plaintiff’s complaint will be screened pursuant to
28 U.S.C. § 1915 to determine whether the case must be dismissed either because the complaint
is frivolous or malicious, fails to state a claim on which relief may be granted or seeks monetary
relief against a defendant who is immune from such relief. Plaintiff will be notified promptly
when such a decision has been made. In the meantime, if plaintiff needs to communicate with
the court about this case, she should be sure to write the case number shown above on her
Entered this 29th day of December, 2011.
BY THE COURT:
STEPHEN L. CROCKER
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