IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
June 1, 2007
JORGE NAVARRETE, #R-00079, PLAINTIFF,
TIMOTHY LOVE, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge
Trial in this matter concluded on May 31, 2007. Plaintiff's counsel, Michael C. Hobin, was appointed to represent Plaintiff for the limited purposes of the final pretrial conference and trial proceedings. This Order affirms the Court's oral order, following the Court's reading of the jury's verdict, withdrawing Mr. Hobin from this matter.
In addition, the Court wishes to advise Plaintiff of his appeal rights. Plaintiff, an inmate within the Illinois Department of Corrections, filed suit against Defendant alleging violations of his civil rights pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. (Doc. 1.) The jury found in favor of Defendant. If Plaintiff wishes to appeal, under Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(1)(A), a notice of appeal must be filed with the district court within 30 days after judgment has been entered. Furthermore, if Plaintiff intends to proceed in forma pauperis upon appeal, he must file a motion to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal, along with: 1) an affidavit that includes a statement of all assets Plaintiff possesses, the nature of the appeal, and the affiant's belief that Plaintiff is entitled to redress. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(1). In addition, Plaintiff must submit a certified copy of his trust fund account statement for the 6-month period immediately preceding the filing of the notice of appeal, obtained from the appropriate official of each prison at which Plaintiff has been confined. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(2).However, the Court also wishes to inform Plaintiff that even if his motion to appeal in forma pauperis is granted, he shall still be required to pay the full filing fee over time, unless he has no assets and no means by which to pay the fee. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R Herndon United States District Judge
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