IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
January 8, 2008
JONATHAN LEE RICHES, PLAINTIFF
MARIO DEJESSE A/K/A PERSONAL TRAINER D/B/A MERCURY REAL ESTATE GROUP, DEFENDANT
The opinion of the court was delivered by: William W. Caldwell United States District Judge
THE BACKGROUND OF THIS ORDER IS AS FOLLOWS:
The pro se plaintiff, Jonathan Lee Riches, currently has thirteen cases pending in this district. He filed three others that were dismissed without prejudice when he failed to respond to an order requiring him to either pay the filing fee or apply for in forma pauperis status. On January 7, 2008, the Clerk of Court received eighteen more complaints from him, all of them only a half-page long and all of them appearing to be frivolous. Plaintiff has also been filing numerous cases in other federal districts that have been dismissed for various reasons, including frivolousness. See Riches v. Duncan, No. SA-07-CA-863-RF (NN), 2007 WL 3333103 (W.D. Tex. Nov. 8, 2007)(listing cases).
To prevent the plaintiff from burdening the resources of this court with frivolous lawsuits, we intend to enter an injunction prohibiting him from filing additional complaints or other intended filings in this court unless he has first submitted any such documents to the undersigned for permission to file the document. In deciding whether to permit the document to be filed, the court will review it for frivolousness.*fn1
The purpose of this order is to give Plaintiff twenty days to show cause why the injunction should not be filed. Plaintiff is advised that if he has any serious claim about his conditions of confinement, he can seek relief in a court in South Carolina, where he is incarcerated.
Accordingly, this 8th day of January, 2008, it is ordered that:
1. Plaintiff shall have twenty days from the date of this order to show cause why the injunction should not be filed.
2. If Plaintiff fails to do so, the injunction will be entered.
3. The Clerk of Court shall not docket any of the complaints received on January 7, 2008, until further order of court.