United States District Court, E.D. Tennessee, Chattanooga
LAVERIS TOWNSEND, SR., LAVERIS TOWNSEND, JR., LATANYA TOWNSEND, and TERRILL TOWNSEND, Plaintiff,
HUBERT E. HAMILTON, HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE Defendant.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
CHRISTOPHER H. STEGER, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
se plaintiffs Laveris Townsend, Sr., Laveris Townsend,
Jr., LaTanya Townsend, and Terrill Townsend, have filed an
application to proceed in forma pauperis [Doc. 2].
Because their complaint does not state a claim upon which
relief can be granted, the undersigned
RECOMMENDS this action be
DISMISSED without prejudice and the
application to proceed in forma pauperis be
DENIED as moot.
28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2), the Court has the responsibility
to screen all actions filed by plaintiffs-including
non-prisoners seeking in forma pauperis status-and
to dismiss any action or portion thereof which is frivolous
or malicious, fails to state a claim upon which relief can be
granted, or seeks monetary relief against a defendant who is
immune from such relief. McGore v. Wrigglesworth,
114 F.3d 601, 608 (6th Cir. 1997), overruled on other
grounds by Jones v. Bock, 549 U.S. 199 (2007) and La
Fountain v. Harry, 716 F.3d 944, 951 (6th
Cir. 2013); Smith v. Lindamood, Case No.
1:16-cv-86, 2017 WL 444830, at *2 (M.D. Tenn. Feb. 2, 2017);
Johns v. Maxey, Case No. 2:07-cv-238, 2008 WL
4442467, at *1 (E.D. Tenn. Sept. 25, 2008) (Greer, J.).
complaint includes only bare-bones allegations. It states as
Defendant deprived me of my equal protection rights by:
(A) Not providing the State Board correct SSN in
Workmen's Compensation Case. This was purposely [sic].
(B) Refusing to provide copies of files I requested
pertaining to this same case.
(C) Judge # [sic] sent me to Silverdale and refused to allow
me time to get legal representation. #Moon as representative
of Hamilton County Government [sic].
(D) TN Appeals Court Ruled in my favor (proving my case) of
violation of 14th Amendment.
[Doc. 1, Complaint at 2]. Plaintiffs ask for "the amount
that the jury decides."