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Jacobs v. Kelchner

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA


November 16, 2007

DERRICK JACOBS, PLAINTIFF
v.
DONALD L. KELCHNER, ET AL., DEFENDANTS

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Conner

ORDER

AND NOW, this 16th day of November, 2007, upon consideration of plaintiff's motion for appointment of counsel (Doc. 11), and it appearing at this early stage in the proceedings that plaintiff is capable of properly and forcefully prosecuting his claims and that resolution of the facial merit of plaintiff's claims neither implicates complex legal or factual issues nor requires factual investigation or the testimony of expert witnesses, see Tabron v. Grace, 6 F.3d 147, 155-57 (3d Cir. 1993) (listing factors relevant to request for counsel), it is hereby ORDERED that the motion (Doc. 11) is DENIED. If further proceedings demonstrate the need for counsel, the matter will be reconsidered either sua sponte or upon motion of plaintiff. See id. It is further ORDERED that plaintiff shall comply with this court's prior order (Doc. 8) regarding the filing of an amended complaint on or before November 26, 2007.

CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge

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