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Blackman v. Jordon

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


July 29, 2009

TONY BLACKMAN, PLAINTIFF,
v.
JORDON, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Anthony W. Ishii Chief United States District Judge

ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS, AND REQUIRING PLAINTIFF TO PAY $350.00 FILING FEE IN FULL WITHIN THIRTY DAYS, OR DISMISSAL WILL OCCUR

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Plaintiff Tony Blackman ("Plaintiff"), a state prisoner proceeding pro se, filed this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 on July 16, 2009. Plaintiff seeks leave to proceed in forma pauperis.

28 U.S.C. § 1915 governs proceedings in forma pauperis. Section 1915(g) provides that "[i]n no event shall a prisoner bring a civil action . . . under this section 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." A review of the actions filed by Plaintiff reveals that Plaintiff is subject to section 1915(g) and is precluded from proceeding in forma pauperis unless Plaintiff is, at the time the complaint is filed, under imminent danger of serious physical injury.*fn1

The Court has reviewed Plaintiff's complaint and finds that Plaintiff does not meet the imminent danger exception.*fn2 Andrews v. Cervantes, 493 F.3d 1047, 1053 (9th Cir. 2007). Because Plaintiff has alleged no facts that support a finding that he is under imminent danger of serious physical injury, Plaintiff is ineligible to proceed in forma pauperis in this action, and must submit the appropriate filing fee in order to proceed with this action.

Based on the foregoing, it is HEREBY ORDERED that:

1. Plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis in this action is denied; and

2. Plaintiff shall pay the $350.00 filing fee in full within thirty (30) days from the date of service of this order or this action will be dismissed, without prejudice.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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