Ards, Tyrone et al v. Karder, Elizabeth et al
ORDER on ifp request: Plaintiff Tyrone D. Ards assessed an initial partial filing fee of $0.32 due 1/3/2018. Signed by Magistrate Judge Peter A. Oppeneer on 12/12/2017. (nln),(ps)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
TYRONE D. ARDS,
Case No. 17-cv-920-jdp
ELIZABETH KARDER, et al.,
Plaintiff Tyrone D. Ards 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 $0.32. For this case to proceed, plaintiff must
submit this amount on or before January 3, 2018.
IT IS ORDERED that,
Plaintiff Tyrone D. Ards is assessed $0.32 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 $0.32 or advise the court in writing why plaintiff is not able
to submit the assessed amount on or before January 3, 2018. 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 release account.
If, by January 3, 2018, 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cause for failure to do so, plaintiff will be held to have withdrawn this action voluntarily and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 12th day of December, 2017.
BY THE COURT:
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