Ruiz-Bowers, Alexi v. Wisconsin Dane County Jail
ORDER on ifp request: Plaintiff Alexi Valentin Ruiz-Bowers assessed an initial partial filing fee of $42.03 due 8/31/2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Peter A. Oppeneer on 8/9/2017. (nln),(ps)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
ALEXI VALENTIN RUIZ-BOWERS,
Case No. 17-cv-571-jdp
WISCONSIN DANE COUNTY JAIL,
Plaintiff Alexi Valentin Ruiz-Bowers has submitted a certified inmate trust fund account
statement for the six month period preceding the complaint in support of the pending motion
to proceed without prepayment of the filing fee.
Accordingly, the court must determine
whether plaintiff qualifies for indigent status and, if so, calculate an initial partial payment of
the $350.00 fee for filing this case.
Even when an inmate litigant qualifies for indigent status, the litigant must pay a
portion of the fee returned by the formula set forth in 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1).
information for the relevant time period from plaintiff’s trust fund account statement, I
calculate plaintiff’s initial partial filing fee to be $42.03. For this case to proceed, plaintiff must
submit this amount on or before August 31, 2017.
IT IS ORDERED that,
Plaintiff Alexi Valentin Ruiz-Bowers is assessed $42.03 as an initial partial
payment of the $350.00 fee for filing this case. Plaintiff is to submit a check or money order
made payable to the clerk of court in the amount of $42.03 or advise the court in writing why
plaintiff is not able to submit the assessed amount on or before August 31, 2017. If plaintiff
does not have enough money to make the initial partial payment from plaintiff’s regular
account, plaintiff should arrange with prison authorities to pay the remainder from plaintiff’s
If, by August 31, 2017, plaintiff fails to make the initial partial payment or show
cause for failure to do so, plaintiff will be held to have withdrawn this action voluntarily and
the case will be closed without prejudice to plaintiff filing this case at a later date.
No further action will be taken in this case until the clerk’s office receives
plaintiff’s initial partial filing fee as directed above and the court has screened the complaint
as required by the Prisoner Litigation Reform Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1915A. Once the screening
process is complete, a separate order will issue.
Entered this 9th day of August, 2017.
BY THE COURT:
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