United States District Court, D. South Carolina, Florence Division
E. ROGERS, III UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
a civil action filed by a pro se litigant. Under
Local Civil Rule 73.02(B)(2) (D.S.C.), pretrial proceedings
in this action have been referred to the undersigned United
States Magistrate Judge. In an order (ECF No. 5) filed in
this case on March 18, 2106, the undersigned directed
Plaintiff to bring this case into "proper form" by
completing a complaint form; submitting a summons, Forms
USM-285 (if he was proceeding in forma pauperis),
and Rule 26.01 Interrogatories; and either paying the file
fee or submitting Form AO 240 (Motion to Proceed in forma
pauperis). Plaintiff has complied with the Court’s
OF THE FILING FEE:
has submitted an Application to Proceed Without Prepayment of
Fees and Affidavit (Form AO 240), which is being construed as
a Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis.
See 28 U.S.C. § 1915. A review of the Motion
reveals that Plaintiff should be relieved of the obligation
to prepay the full filing fee. Plaintiff’s Motion for
Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis (ECF No. 7) is
granted, subject to the Court’s right to require a
payment if Plaintiff’s financial condition changes, and
to tax fees and costs against Plaintiff at the conclusion of
this case if the Court finds the case to be without merit.
See Flint v. Haynes, 651 F.2d 970, 972-74 (4th Cir.
THE CLERK OF COURT:
above-captioned case is subject to summary dismissal. Hence,
the Office of the Clerk of Court is directed not to
authorize the issuance and service of process in the
above-captioned case, unless instructed by a United States
District Judge to do so.
Office of the Clerk of Court shall not enter any change of
address submitted by Plaintiff which directs that mail be
sent to a person other than Plaintiff unless that person is
an attorney admitted to practice before this Court who has
entered a formal appearance.
Office of the Clerk of Court is directed to edit the docket
so that it reflects the above caption.
future filings by Plaintiff in this case should be sent to
the address listed below.
must place the civil action number listed above on any
document Plaintiff submits to this Court in connection with
the above-captioned case. All pleadings filed in this case by
Plaintiff shall be signed by Plaintiff with Plaintiff’s
full legal name written in Plaintiff’s own handwriting.
Pro se litigants, such as Plaintiff, shall
not use the “s/typed name” format used
in the Electronic Case Filing System. In any future filings
in this case, Plaintiff is directed to use letter-size
(8½ inches by 11 inches) paper, to write or type text
on one side of a sheet of paper only, and not to write or
type on both sides of any sheet of paper. Plaintiff is
further instructed not to write to the edge of the paper, but
to maintain one-inch margins on the top, bottom, and sides of
each paper submitted.
is a pro se litigant. Plaintiff’s attention is
directed to the following important notice:
You are ordered to always keep the Clerk of Court advised in
writing (Post Office Box 2317, Florence, South Carolina
29503)if your address changes for any reason, so as to assure
that orders or other matters that specify deadlines for you
to meet will be received by you. If as a result of your
failure to comply with this order, you fail to file something
you are required to file within a deadline set by a District
Judge or a Magistrate Judge, your case may be dismissed for
violating this order. Therefore, if you have a change of
address before this case is ended, you must comply with this
order by immediately advising the Clerk of Court in writing
of such change of address ...