United States District Court, E.D. California
March 10, 2015
GARY DALE BARGER, Plaintiff,
TRUST OFFICE, et al., Defendants.
CAROLYN K. DELANEY, Magistrate Judge.
Plaintiff Gary Dale Barger, also known as Gary Francis Fisher, is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and seeking relief pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This proceeding was referred to this court by Local Rule 302 pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). Plaintiff has consented to have all matters in this action before a United States Magistrate Judge. See 28 U.S.C. § 636.
On January 21, 2015, the court ordered plaintiff to file a completed application to proceed in forma pauperis within 30 days. While plaintiff has filed "motions" to proceed in forma pauperis, he has not filed the completed application required by the court.
In any case, review of court records reveals that on at least three prior occasions lawsuits filed by plaintiff have been dismissed on the grounds that they were frivolous or malicious or failed to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. See Orders dated December 20, 2013, in Barger v. Casey, 2:13-cv-08889-UA-MAN (C.D. Cal.) (frivolous, malicious or fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted); November 21, 2013, in Barger v. FBI, 1:13-cv-0535 DLB (E.D. Cal.) (failure to state a claim); and July 26, 2013, in Fisher v. FBI, 1:13-cv-0414 LJO SAB (E.D. Cal.) (adopting June 17, 2013 findings that deficiencies in plaintiff's amended complaint cannot be cured by the allegation of other facts). Accordingly, plaintiff is precluded from proceeding in forma pauperis in this action unless plaintiff is "under imminent danger of serious physical injury." 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g). Plaintiff has not alleged any facts in his complaint which suggest that he is under imminent danger of serious physical injury. Thus, plaintiff must submit the appropriate filing fee in order to proceed with this action.
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff's request for leave to proceed in forma pauperis (ECF Nos. 16 & 17) is denied;
2. All other outstanding motions (ECF Nos. 4, 5 & 8) are denied; and
3. Within fourteen days, plaintiff shall submit the $400 filing fee for this action. Plaintiff's failure to pay the filing fee within 14 days will result in dismissal.