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Case activity for Edward Walker vs Frank Lawrence on Jan. 15

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By Record Inc News Service | Jan 17, 2020

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The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois reported the following activities in the suit brought by Edward Walker against Frank Lawrence and John Baldwin on Jan. 15.

'Memorandum And Order Severing Case Number 19-1179-njr. Signed By Chief Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel On 1/14/2020. (tjk)'

'Complaint Against John Baldwin, Frank Lawrence, Filed By Edward Walker, Jr.(tjk)'

'Motion For Recruitment Of Counsel By Edward Walker, Jr. (tjk)'

'Order: On January 15, 2020, This Case Was Severed From Walker V. Baldwin, Et Al, Sdil Case No. 19-cv-1179-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 $400.00 Filing Fee In This Case ($350.00 If He Is Granted Leave To Proceed In Forma Pauperis). 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 February 19, 2020 To Advise The Court In Writing Whether He Wishes To Proceed With This Lawsuit. If He Chooses To Go Forward, He Should Also Send The $400.00 Filing Fee, Or A Motion And Affidavit For Leave To Proceed To In Forma Pauperis (along With The Required Certification And Trust Fund Statement). After The Fee Status Is Resolved, The Court Will 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. Signed By Chief Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel On 1/15/2020. (tjk)this Text Entry Is An Order Of The Court. No Further Documentation Will Be Mailed.'

Case number 3:20-cv-00059-NJR was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on Jan. 15.

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