Vaughn v. Art Institute Chicago
Plaintiff: Khalid Vaughn
Defendant: Art Institute Chicago
Case Number: 1:2019cv00839
Filed: February 8, 2019
Court: US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Presiding Judge: Matthew F Kennelly
Nature of Suit: Civil Rights: Education
Cause of Action: 28:1343
Jury Demanded By: None
Docket Report

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March 11, 2019 Opinion or Order Filing 8 ORDER: Khalid Vaughn, the plaintiff in this case, has filed a pro se lawsuit against the Art Institute of Chicago using a form for cases involving violations of federal constitutional rights. Because Mr. Vaughn has asked to proceed in forma pauperis, that is, without paying the usual filing fee, the Court has reviewed his complaint to determine if it fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. See 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2). In his complaint, Mr. Vaughn appears to allege that he was either accepted into, or offered a placement in, the Art Institute's school but this was then revoked. Whatever the action was that Mr. Vaughn says the Art Institute took, he alleges that it was false and that the Art Institute defrauded him. He says that this devastated him financially. Mr. Vaughn says that he is suing the Art Institute under the False Claims Act. Taking Mr. Vaugh's allegations as true, the complaint does not describe a violation of his federal constitutional rights, because those rights, to the extent they may be applicable to his case, are rights that run against the government, not private parties like the Art Institute. Further, the complaint does not appear to come anywhere close to describing a viable claim against the Art Institute under the False Claims Act, which concerns false or fraudulent claims for money that a party makes to the government, which is not what Mr. Vaughn appears to be alleging, even if he could meet the Act's other prerequisites to suit. See 31 U.S.C. 3729. For these reasons, Mr. Vaughn is ordered to show cause in writing, by no later than 4/1/2019, why the Court should not dismiss his case for failure to state a viable federal claim. Signed by the Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly on 3/11/2019. Mailed notice. (mma, )
February 8, 2019 Filing 5 MOTION by Plaintiff Khalid Vaughn for attorney representation. (jh, )
February 8, 2019 Filing 4 APPLICATION by Plaintiff Khalid Vaughn for leave to proceed in forma pauperis. (jh, )
February 8, 2019 Filing 3 PRO SE Appearance by Plaintiff Khalid Vaughn. (jh, )
February 8, 2019 Filing 2 CIVIL Cover Sheet. (jh, )
February 8, 2019 Filing 1 RECEIVED Complaint and 1 copy by Khalid Vaughn. (jh, )

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