Stewart, Glendale v. Shinseki, Eric et al

Filing 6

ORDER on ifp request: Complaint taken under advisement for screening. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker on 5/14/2012. (jef),(ps)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE W ESTERN DISTRICT OF W ISCONSIN GLENDALE STEW ART, Plaintiff, v. ORDER 12-cv-337-bbc ERIK K. SHINSEKI, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs, EM PLOYEE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COM M ISSION (EEOC) and AM ERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNM ENT EM PLOYEES UNION (AFGE), Defendants. GLENDALE STEW ART, Plaintiff, v. ORDER 12-cv-338-bbc REGINALD M OODY & M ADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE / M ADISON COLLEGE (Officials and Staff M embers), RICHARD RICE AND FOX & FOX, CAPITAL NEW SPAPERS, INC. and CAPITAL TIM ES NEW SPAPERS, Defendants. GLENDALE STEW ART, Plaintiff, v. ORDER 12-cv-339-bbc RICHARD F. RICE AND FOX, FOX S.C., CAPITAL NEW SPAPERS, INC., CAPITAL TIM ES NEW SPAPERS, FOLEY & LARDNER, DEPARTM ENT OF W ORKFORCE DEVELOPM ENT, AEROTEK, SYNERGY W EB GRAPHICS, INC, CROCKETT TECHNOLOGIES, PRO-ACTIVE ENGINEERING, INC., SARIS CYCLING GROUP, TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADM INISTRATION, SARA LEE BAKERY, A.M . M AILING SERVICES, LLC, HARLAN SPRAGUE DAW LEY, INC., UNITED VACCINES, INC, THERM AL SPRAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC., SCIENTIFIC LABORATORIES, INC., W ALGREEN’S DISTRIBUTION CENTER, UW HOSPITAL AND CLINICS, FRANKLIN FUELING, HOM E HEALTH UNITED, HOSPICE CARE, INC, TOW N AND COUNTRY ELECTRIC, FOUR LAKES LABEL, KELLY SERVICES, STEVE BROW N APARTM ENTS and M ADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE, Defendants. Plaintiff Glendale Stewart has filed three proposed civil complaints. Plaintiff has asked for leave to proceed in forma pauperis and has supported his 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 these cases, plaintiff’s monthly income from veteran disability benefits and a small handyman service business is $567, which makes his annual income $6804. Because plaintiff’s income is less than $16,000, he can proceed without any prepayment of fees or costs. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that plaintiff’s complaints are taken under advisement. As soon as the court’s calendar permits, plaintiff’s complaints will be screened pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 to determine whether the cases must be dismissed either because the complaints are frivolous or malicious, fail to state a claim on which relief may be granted or seek 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 these cases, he should be sure to write the case numbers shown above on his communication. Entered this 14th day of May, 2012. BY THE COURT: /s/ STEPHEN L. CROCKER Magistrate Judge 2

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