Whittedv.Schendgosk

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADAJul 10, 2019
Case No. 3:19-cv-00374-MMD-WGC (D. Nev. Jul. 10, 2019)

Case No. 3:19-cv-00374-MMD-WGC

07-10-2019

RALPH WHITTED, Plaintiff v. RUSSEL SCHENDGOSK, et al., Defendants


ORDER

I. DISCUSSION

Plaintiff, who is a prisoner in the custody of the Nevada Department of Corrections ("NDOC"), has submitted a civil rights complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. (ECF No. 1-1). Plaintiff has neither paid the full filing fee for this matter nor filed an application to proceed in forma pauperis.

Under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(2) and Local Rule LSR 1-2, Plaintiff must complete an application to proceed in forma pauperis and attach both an inmate account statement for the past six months and a properly executed financial certificate. The Court will retain Plaintiff's civil rights complaint (ECF No. 1-1), but will not file it until the matter of the payment of the filing fee is resolved. Plaintiff will be granted an opportunity to file an application to proceed in forma pauperis, or in the alternative, pay the full filing fee for this action. If Plaintiff chooses to file an application to proceed in forma pauperis he must file a fully complete application to proceed in forma pauperis.

II. CONCLUSION

For the foregoing reasons, IT IS ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court WILL SEND Plaintiff the approved form application to proceed in forma pauperis by a prisoner, as well as the document entitled information and instructions for filing an in forma pauperis application.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that within thirty (30) days from the date of this order, Plaintiff must either: (1) file a fully complete application to proceed in forma pauperis, on the correct form with complete financial attachments in compliance with 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a); or (2) pay the full $400 fee for filing a civil action (which includes the $350 filing fee and the $50 administrative fee).

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that if Plaintiff does not timely comply with this order, dismissal of this action may result.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court will retain the complaint (ECF No. 1-1), but will not file it at this time.

DATED: July 10, 2019.

/s/_________


UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE