United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR
RECONSIDERATION (Docs. 8, 9) AND REOPENING CASE AND GRANTING
PLAINTIFF IFP STATUS AND DIRECTING SERVICE OF THE
COHN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
August 15, 2016, plaintiff filed a pro se complaint
naming the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission and others as
defendants. Plaintiff also sought to proceed without payment
of the filing fee (IFP). Because plaintiff's application
to proceed IFP indicated she had sufficient funds to pay the
filing fee, on September 13, 2016, the Court denied plaintiff
IFP status and directed her to pay the filing fee by October
13, 2016. The order also stated that “[f]ailure to pay
the filing fee by this deadline may result in dismissal of
the complaint.” (Doc. 6). Plaintiff did not pay the
filing fee. Accordingly, the Court dismissed the complaint
without prejudice. (Doc. 7).
the Court is plaintiff's motion for reconsideration, see
Docs. 8, 9, in which she asks the Court to reconsider denying
her IFP status and dismissing the case for failing to pay the
filing fee. In her papers, plaintiff sets forth grounds to
establish that she is unable to pay the filing fee.
Accordingly, plaintiff's motion for reconsideration is
GRANTED. See E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(h)(3).
case is REOPENED.
application to proceed IFP is GRANTED. The Clerk is directed
to process this case for service. The U.S. Marshal is
directed to serve a copy of the complaint, summons, and this
order upon each defendant named in the complaint. The U.S.