Edwards, Darnell v. Fieck, Lisa et al
ORDER on ifp request: Initial partial filing fee of $ 31.52 assessed. Initial partial filing fee due 8/20/2020. Signed by Magistrate Judge Peter A. Oppeneer on 07/30/20. (aom),(ps)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
Case No. 20-cv-703-wmc
LISA FIECK, et al
Plaintiff Darnell Edwards, an inmate in the custody of the Monroe County Jail, has
submitted a proposed civil action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff has filed a certified copy
of a trust fund account statement in support of the motion for leave to proceed without
prepaying the fee. After considering the motion and supporting documentation, the court
concludes that plaintiff qualifies for indigent status.
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
conclude plaintiff’s initial partial filing fee to be $31.52. For this case to proceed, plaintiff
must submit this amount on or before August 20, 2020.
If plaintiff does not have enough money to make the initial partial payment from
plaintiff’s regular account, plaintiff should arrange with authorities to pay the remainder from
plaintiff’s release account.
IT IS ORDERED that,
Plaintiff Darnell Edwards is assessed $31.52 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 $31.52 or advise the court in writing why plaintiff is not
able to submit the assessed amount on or before August 20, 2020.
If, by August 20, 2020, 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cause for failure to do so, plaintiff will be held to have withdrawn this action voluntarily and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 Prison Litigation Reform Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1915A. Once the screening
process is complete, a separate order will issue.
Entered this 30th day of July, 2020.
BY THE COURT:
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