IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 27, 2012
RAUL GARZA, JR. PLAINTIFF,
W. KNIPP, WARDEN, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
By order filed July 12, 2012, the court granted plaintiff thirty days to file an amended complaint. The court also granted plaintiff thirty days to file a certified copy of his prison trust account statement for the six-month period immediately preceding the filing of the complaint. In the July 12th order, the court informed plaintiff of the deficiencies in his complaint. The thirty-day period has now expired and plaintiff has submitted the requisite affidavit to be permitted to proceed in forma pauperis (see 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)), and his request to proceed in forma pauperis is granted. However, plaintiff has not filed an amended complaint. The court will nevertheless extend the time to afford plaintiff one further opportunity to file an amended complaint.
Plaintiff is required to pay the statutory filing fee of $350.00 for
this action. 28 U.S.C. §§ 1914(a), 1915(b)(1). By this order,
plaintiff will be assessed an initial partial filing fee
in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1). By
separate order, the court will direct the appropriate agency to
collect the initial partial filing fee from plaintiff's trust account
and forward it to the Clerk of the Court. Thereafter, 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. §
Accordingly, 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 is assessed an initial partial filing fee in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1). 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.
3. Plaintiff is granted a twenty-eight day extension of time to file an amended complaint; there will be no further extension of time to do so, and plaintiff's failure to file an amended complaint will result in a recommendation of dismissal of this action.
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