The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois reported the following activity in the suit brought by Cortez Gilum
against Angela Crain
, Frank Lawrence
, M. Siddiqui
, Rob Jefreys
and Wexford Health Services Inc
on Nov. 12: 'Order: On November 8, 2019, This Case Was Severed From Gillum V. Jeffreys, Et Al, Sdil Case No. 19-cv-1039-njr. 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 December 17, 2019 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 12/17/2019). Signed By Chief Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel On 11/12/2019. (tjk)this Text Entry Is An Order Of The Court. No Further Documentation Will Be Mailed.'.
Case number 3:19-cv-01231-NJR was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on Nov. 8.