(PC) Wilson v. Tucci et al., No. 2:2015cv02404 - Document 27 (E.D. Cal. 2018)

Court Description: ORDER signed by District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller on 3/20/2018 ADOPTING 23 Findings and Recommendations to the extent consistent with this order, and without reaching the substance of footnote 1 and DENYING 2 and 4 Motions to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. Plaintiff is barred from proceeding in forma pauperis in this action under the three strikes provision. Within 30 days from the date of this order plaintiff shall pay the filing fee of $400.00 required for this action and Plaintiff's outstanding 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 13 , 14 , 18 , and 26 Motions are DENIED without prejudice to their renewal, as appropriate, upon payment of the required filing fee. (York, M)
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(PC) Wilson v. Tucci et al. Doc. 27 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 DAVID W. WILSON, 12 Plaintiff, 13 14 No. 2:15-cv-2404-KJM-CMK-P v. ORDER NICOLE M. TUCCI, et al., 15 Defendant. 16 17 Plaintiff, a prisoner proceeding pro se, brings this civil rights action under 42 18 U.S.C. § 1983. The matter was referred to a United States Magistrate Judge as provided by 19 Eastern District of California local rules. On January 29, 2018, the Magistrate Judge filed findings and recommendations, 20 21 which were served on the parties and which contained notice that the parties may file objections 22 within a specified time. Plaintiff has filed untimely objections to the findings and 23 recommendations. ECF No. 25. 24 Although plaintiff’s objections were not timely filed, the court has, in accordance 25 with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C) and Local Rule 304, conducted a de novo review 26 of this case, including the untimely objections. Having carefully reviewed the file, the court finds 27 the findings and recommendations to be supported by the record and by proper analysis. 28 ///// 1 Dockets.Justia.com 1 The magistrate judge recommends that plaintiff be denied leave to proceed in 2 forma pauperis under the three strikes provision of 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g), and that this action 3 therefore be dismissed without prejudice. The court agrees with the magistrate judge’s findings 4 that the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g) apply to plaintiff, that he has not adequately alleged 5 facts to support a finding that he “is under imminent danger of serious physical injury,” 28 U.S.C. 6 § 1915(g), and that he therefore cannot proceed with this action in forma pauperis. The court 7 does not agree, however, that this action must therefore be dismissed. 8 9 The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed a district court dismissal of an action “pursuant to” 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g). Tierney v. Kupers, 128 F.3d 10 1310, 1311 (9th Cir. 1997). The issue in Tierney was whether the three strikes provision of 28 11 U.S.C. § 1915(g) “includes claims dismissed prior to the effective date of the statute. . . .” Id. The 12 court did not examine whether the language of § 1915(g) requires dismissal without giving leave 13 to pay the filing fee, and the court does not view Tierney as requiring dismissal under the 14 circumstances of this case. This court is prepared to give the plaintiff an opportunity to pay the 15 filing fee of four hundred dollars ($400.00) for this action, 28 U.S.C. § 1914, and if he fails to do 16 so to then dismiss the action under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41. 17 All outstanding motions will be denied without prejudice to their renewal, as 18 appropriate, if plaintiff pays the filing fee as required by this order. Failure to pay the filing fee as 19 required by this order will result in the dismissal of this action. 20 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 21 1. The findings and recommendations filed January 29, 2018, are adopted to the 22 extent consistent with this order, and without reaching the substance of footnote 1; 23 2. Plaintiff’s motions to proceed in forma pauperis (Docs. 2, 4) are denied; 24 3. Plaintiff is barred from proceeding in forma pauperis in this action under the 25 three strikes provision of 28 US.C. § 1915(g); 26 4. Within thirty days from the date of this order plaintiff shall pay the filing fee of 27 four hundred dollars ($400.00) required for this action; and 28 2 1 2 5. Plaintiff’s outstanding motions, ECF Nos. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18, and 26 are 3 denied without prejudice to their renewal, as appropriate, upon payment of the 4 required filing fee. 5 DATED: March 20, 2018. 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3