Lavela, Gormidou v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Disregard - duplicate entry. Modified on 6/21/2013 (jef).
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
GORMIDOU Y. LAVELA,
St. Paul Field Office, St. Paul, Minnesota,
Plaintiff Gormidou Lavela has filed a proposed civil complaint. 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 her affidavit, plaintiff states that she is disabled and unemployed. She receives
$801.78 a month from an unspecified source, which makes her annual income is $12,684.
Plaintiff has no dependents and no assets. Because plaintiff’s annual income is less than
$16,000, she can proceed without any prepayment of fees or costs.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that plaintiff Gormidou Lavela’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 his communication.
Entered this 21st day of June, 2013.
BY THE COURT:
STEPHEN L. CROCKER
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