IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
January 5, 2012
BETTIE MONTGOMERY, PLAINTIFF,
AMERICA'S SERVICING COMPANY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Milton I. Shadur Senior United States District Judge
Bettie Montgomery ("Montgomery") has submitted a Verified Complaint charging America's Servicing Company with the asserted violation of several federal statutes "based upon Defendants' [sic] failure to respond to Plaintiff's Qualified Written Request in accordance with the law." Montgomery has accompanied the Complaint and its bulky exhibits with an In Forma Pauperis Application ("Application"), for which purpose she used the form made available by the Clerk's Office.
This Court's examination of the latter document reveals that Montgomery is not seeking to be relieved from payment of the filing fee as such, but rather to obtain the right "to proceed without full prepayment of fees." At the bottom of the first page of the Application, Montgomery has handwritten:
I Bettie Montgomery need thirty days to pay the full following filing fees.
That request is of course granted, and Montgomery will be allowed until February 6 to do so. Once the filing fee is paid, this Court will enter its customary initial scheduling order and this action can go forward.*fn1