IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 2, 2009
THOMAS A. HIGHTOWER, PLAINTIFF(S),
JAMES TILTON, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S).
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Marsha J. Pechman United States District Judge (sitting by designation in the Eastern District of California)
ORDER ON APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se. Plaintiff seeks relief pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and has requested leave to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915.
Plaintiff has submitted a declaration that makes the showing required by 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a). Accordingly, the request to proceed in forma pauperis will be granted.
Plaintiff is required to pay the statutory filing fee of $350.00 for this action. 28 U.S.C. §§ 1914(a) and 1915(b)(1). Plaintiff has not been assessed an initial partial filing fee. By separate order, the Court will direct the appropriate agency to collect the filing fee from Plaintiff's trust account and forward it to the Clerk of the Court. Plaintiff will be obligated for monthly payments of twenty percent of the preceding month's income credited to Plaintiff's prison trust account. These payments will be forwarded by the appropriate agency to the Clerk of the Court each time the amount in Plaintiff's account exceeds $10.00, until the filing fee is paid in full. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(2).
In accordance with the above, IT IS ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff's request for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED.
2. Plaintiff is obligated to pay the statutory filing fee of $350.00 for this action. Plaintiff has not been assessed an initial partial filing fee. All fees shall be collected and paid in accordance with this Court's order to the Director of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation filed concurrently herewith.
The clerk is directed to provide copies of this order to all counsel of record.
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