UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
June 14, 2011
JOEY W. JACKSON, PLAINTIFF,
STATE OF NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Brown, Chief Judge
NOT FOR PUBLICATION
OPINION AND ORDER
Plaintiff Joey W. Jackson ("Jackson") filed a complaint on May 2, 2011, that opened the above captioned case in this Court. (Doc. No. 1.) It appears that:
1. The Clerk of the Court will not file the complaint unless the person seeking relief pays the entire applicable filing fee in advance or the person applies for and is granted in forma pauperis status pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. See Local Civil R. 5.1(f).
2. The filing fee for commencing a civil action in this court is $350.00. See 28 U.S.C. § 1914(a).
3. Jackson did not prepay $350.00; rather, he submitted an application to proceed in this matter in forma pauperis (IFP application), pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. (IFP Application; Doc. No. 1-2.)
4. Having considered Jackson's IFP application, the Court concludes that Jackson has adequately established that his financial condition renders payment of the $350.00 filing fee a hardship.
Therefore, for the foregoing reasons;
IT IS THIS 14th day of June, 2011, hereby ORDERED that Jackson's IFP application is GRANTED; ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court FILE Jackson's complaint.
GARRETT E. BROWN, JR., U.S.D.J.
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