IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 23, 2010
DELBERT WILLIAMS, PLAINTIFF,
SABIN, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
Plaintiff has filed a motion to compel defendants to produce medical documents, grant plaintiff access to the library, and provide plaintiff with additional sheets of paper so that he can respond to the court.
The court will not issue any orders granting or denying relief until an action has been properly commenced.*fn1 In order to commence an action, plaintiff must file a complaint, as required by Rule 3 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and either pay the required filing fee or file an application requesting leave to proceed in forma pauperis. See 28 U.S.C. §§ 1914(a), 1915(a). On April 2, 2010, the court provided plaintiff with an in forma pauperis application and granted him thirty days to submit the completed application or otherwise pay the $350.00 filing fee. As of the date of this order, plaintiff has submitted neither.*fn2
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's April 16, 2010 motion to compel (Doc. No. 4) is denied without prejudice.