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Jackson v. Strong Memorial Hospital

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK


February 10, 2009

CAROLYN JACKSON, PLAINTIFF,
v.
STRONG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Michael A. Telesca United States District Judge

ORDER

Plaintiff has requested permission to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a) and has met the statutory requirements. Accordingly, plaintiff's request to proceed as a poor person is hereby granted.

Plaintiff's complaint has been reviewed by the Court with respect to the 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2) criteria. She is claiming that she suffered employment discrimination and has attached her "right to sue" notice from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

In addition, plaintiff has requested assignment of counsel. There is insufficient information before the Court at this time to make the necessary assessment of plaintiff's claims under the standards promulgated by Hendricks v. Coughlin, 114 F.3d 390, 392 (2d Cir. 1997), and Hodge v. Police Officers, 802 F.2d 58 (2d Cir. 1986), as issue has yet to be joined. Therefore plaintiff's motion for appointment of counsel is denied without prejudice at this time. It is the plaintiff's responsibility to retain an attorney or press forward with this lawsuit pro se. 28 U.S.C. § 1654.

The Clerk of the Court is directed to file plaintiff's papers, and to cause the United States Marshal to serve copies of the Summons, Complaint, and this Order upon the named defendant without plaintiff's payment therefor, unpaid fees to be recoverable if this action terminates by monetary award in plaintiff's favor.

SO ORDERED.

Rochester, New York

20090210

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