UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 18, 2010
HAROLD WALKER, PLAINTIFF,
M. STEVENS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Oliver W. Wanger United States District Judge
ORDER FINDING PLAINTIFF INELIGIBLE TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS PURSUANT TO 28 U.S.C. § 1915(G), AND REQUIRING PLAINTIFF TO SUBMIT $350.00 FILING FEE WITHIN THIRTY DAYS
Plaintiff Harold Walker, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, filed this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 on June 15, 2010. Plaintiff neither paid the $350.00 filing fee in full nor filed an application to proceed in forma pauperis. For the reasons set forth below, Plaintiff is ineligible to proceed in forma pauperis and must submit the filing fee in full within thirty days or this action will be dismissed.
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." Plaintiff became subject to section 1915(g) on April 5, 2010, and is precluded from proceeding in forma pauperis unless he 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 is not under imminent danger of serious physical injury, he is ineligible to proceed in forma pauperis in this action, and is precluded from proceeding on his complaint absent the submission of the filing fee in full.
Based on the foregoing, it is HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff is ineligible to proceed in forma pauperis in this action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g); and
2. Plaintiff shall submit 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.