Bentz v. Stewart et al
Plaintiff: David Robert Bentz
Defendant: Patricia Stewart and John/Jane Doe
Case Number: 3:2020cv01121
Filed: October 23, 2020
Court: US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Presiding Judge: Nancy J Rosenstengel
Nature of Suit: Prisoner: Civil Rights
Cause of Action: 42:1983
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff
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October 23, 2020 Opinion or Order Filing 4 ORDER: On 10/23/2020, this case was severed from case name, SDIL Case No. 19-cv-799-SPM. Plaintiff should be aware of the consequences of proceeding with this action. First, the Court will screen the action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915A, and Plaintiff will incur a strike within the meaning of section 1915(g) if the Court determines that the action is frivolous or malicious, fails to state a claim on which relief may be granted, or seeks monetary relief against a defendant who is immune from such relief. Second, Plaintiff will be required to pay an additional $350.00 filing fee in this case. Of course, Plaintiff can also opt not to proceed with this action by voluntarily dismissing it, thereby avoiding the risk of a strike and the financial burden of an additional filing fee. Plaintiff should carefully consider these points, along with the merits and relative importance of this lawsuit, in deciding whether to proceed with it. Plaintiff shall have until November 30, 2020 to advise the Court in writing whether he wishes to proceed with this lawsuit. If he chooses to go forward, the Court will assess an initial partial filing fee (if appropriate) and screen the complaint. On the other hand, if Plaintiff opts to voluntarily dismiss the case by the deadline, he will not have to pay a filing fee, the Court will not screen the complaint, and the case will be dismissed without prejudice. Plaintiff is WARNED that if he fails to respond to this Order by the deadline, he will be obligated to pay the full filing fee and this action will be dismissed for want of prosecution and/or for failure to comply with a court order. (Action due by 11/30/2020). Signed by Chief Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel on 10/23/2020. (tjk)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED.
October 23, 2020 Filing 3 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by David Robert Bentz. (tjk)
October 23, 2020 Filing 2 COMPLAINT against All Defendants, filed by David Robert Bentz.(tjk)
October 23, 2020 Opinion or Order Filing 1 MEMORANDUM AND ORDER severing case number 19-799-SPM. Signed by Judge Stephen P. McGlynn on 10/22/2020. (tjk)

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