Rudolph, Susan v. Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. et al
ORDER on ifp request: Complaint taken under advisement for screening. Signed by Magistrate Judge Peter A. Oppeneer on 4/4/2014. (jef),(ps)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
SUSAN M. RUDOLPH ,
Case No. 14-cv-240-wmc
TOSHIBA AMERICA MEDICAL SYSTEMS,
INC., MINISTRY HEALTH CARE AND
MINISTRY ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL,
Plaintiff Susan M. Rudolph has filed a proposed civil complaint. She asks 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 $3,700 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
Substantial assets or debts require individual consideration.
In this case, plaintiff has no dependents and is currently unemployed.
receives $824.09 a month in Social Security benefits and $392.00 a month in food stamps
and rental assistance, or a total of $1216.09 annually. Plaintiff has no substantial assets.
Accordingly, plaintiff may proceed without any prepayment of fees or costs.
IT IS ORDERED that:
The motion filed by plaintiff Susan M. Rudolph for leave to proceed without
prepayment of fees (Dkt. # 2) is GRANTED.
No further action will be taken in this case until the court has screened the
complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 to determine whether the case must be dismissed
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. Once
the screening process is complete, a separate order will issue.
Entered this 4th day of April, 2014.
BY THE COURT:
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