United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division
April 7, 2015
JEFFREY AARON, #275291, Plaintiff,
JOHN TYLUKI, et al., Defendants.
JOHN CORBETT O’MEARA, DISTRICT JUDGE
R. STEVEN WHALEN, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Before the Court is Plaintiff Jeffrey Aaron’s Motion to Appoint Court Reporter to be Present to take Depositions of Defendants John Tyluki and Dean Dyer [Doc. #51]. Plaintiff is a prison inmate who is proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis (“IFP”) pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(1).
Under § 1915(a)(1), the Court may waive certain fees associated with litigation, but the statute does not authorize the Court to provide discovery costs or to require defendants to pay plaintiff's discovery costs. Such costs of litigation are to be borne by an indigent party. See Vartinelli v. Caruso, 2008 WL 4056316, *2 (E.D.Mich. 2008), citing Johnson v. Hubbard, 698 F.2d 286, 289 (6th Cir.1983) (holding that there is no constitutional or statutory requirement to waive an indigent prisoner plaintiff's costs of discovery); Smith v. Yarrow, 78 Fed.Appx. 529, 544 (6th Cir.2003).
Accordingly, Plaintiff’s motion [Doc. #51] is DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.