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OLUWA v. KUENZI

United States District Court, N.D. California


April 22, 2004.

RAS ADISA GAMBA OLUWA, Plaintiff,
v.
ROBERT P. KUENZI, et al., Defendants

The opinion of the court was delivered by: MAXINE CHESNEY, District Judge

ORDER OF DISMISSAL

Plaintiff, a California prisoner, has filed this pro se civil action regarding his confinement. He also seeks to proceed in forma pauperis under 28 U.S.C. § 1915.

The Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995 ("PLRA"), which was enacted on April 26, 1996, provides that a prisoner may not bring a civil action or appeal a civil judgment under 28 U.S.C. § 1915 "if the prisoner has, on 3 or more prior occasions, while incarcerated or detained in any facility, brought an action or appeal in a court of the United States that was dismissed on the grounds that it is frivolous, malicious, or fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, unless the prisoner is under imminent danger of serious physical injury." 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g).

  Prior to the filing of the instant action, plaintiff, while a prisoner, filed more than fifty actions and appeals, at least three of which were dismissed on the grounds that they were frivolous, malicious, or failed to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. See e.g. Oluwa v. Kinsey.et al., No. 01-16786 (9th Cir. Oct. 23, 2001) (dismissal of appeal); Oluwa v. Kinsey. et al., No. 01-16420 (9th Cir. Aug. 20, 2001) (dismissal of appeal); Oluwa v. Harrison. No. 01-0973 MMC (PR) (N.D. Cal. Aug. May 7, 2001) (dismissal for failure to state a claim).

  Because plaintiff has suffered three or more such prior dismissals and is not under imminent danger of serious physical injury, the instant action is hereby DISMISSED without prejudice to plaintiff's bringing it in a complaint as to which plaintiff pays the filing fee. See Adepegba v. Hammons. 103 F.3d 383, 388 (5th Cir. 1996). No fee is due with respect to the instant complaint.

  This order terminates docket numbers 2 and 4.

  The Clerk shall close the file.

  IT IS SO ORDERED.

  JUDGMENT IN A CIVIL CASE

 

? Jury Verdict. This action came before the Court for a trial by jury. The issues have been tried and the jury has rendered its verdict.
? Decision by Court. This action came to trial or hearing before the Court. The issues have been tried or heard and a decision has been rendered.
  IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED the instant action is hereby DISMISSED without prejudice to plaintiff's bringing it in a complaint as to which plaintiff pays the filing fee.

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