Iraheta v. Equifax Information Services LLC et al

Middle District of Florida, flmd-8:2017-cv-01303

ORDER denying without prejudice {{6}} Motion Court Approval to File Case Documents via CM/ECF System. Signed by Magistrate Judge Amanda Arnold Sansone on 6/2/2017. (BEE)

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PageID 41 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION JOSE IRAHETA, Plaintiff, v. Case No.: 8:17-cv-1303-T-36AAS EQUIFAX INFORMATION SERVICES LLC, et al., Defendants. ______________________________________/ ORDER Before the Court is Plaintiff's Motion for Court Approval to File Case Documents via CM/ECF System (Doc. 6). Plaintiff, who is proceeding pro se, requests to be granted access to the Electronic Case Filing ("ECF") system for the purpose of filing documents electronically in this case. Pro se litigants are not permitted to file electronically and must file all pleadings and documents in paper format with the appropriate divisional Clerk's Office, unless granted authorization to file electronically by the Court. Administrative Procedures for Electronic Filing 2, 7 (2015), http://www.flmd.uscourts.gov/CMECF/. Public access to documents filed through the Court's electronic filing system is established through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records ("PACER") website, http://www.pacer.gov. PACER "is available to anyone who registers for an account including attorneys, law firms, pro se litigants, government agencies, data collectors, the media, and the general public." Id. at 15. Plaintiff has not stated whether he has obtained a PACER account, whether he has access to the electronic equipment needed to utilize the PACER and ECF systems, or whether he has 1 PageID 42 reviewed the Administrative Procedures for Electronic Filing (2015), which he is required to follow if authorized to file electronically. See In Re: Administrative Procedures for Electronic Filing in Civil and Criminal Cases, 6:07-MC-0027-ORL-19, at III(C) (M.D. Fla. Feb. 28, 2007), http://www.flmd.uscourts.gov/CMECF/. Accordingly and upon consideration, it is ORDERED that Plaintiff's Motion for Court Approval to File Case Documents via CM/ECF System (Doc. 6) is DENIED without prejudice. DONE AND ORDERED in Tampa, Florida on this 2nd day of June, 2017. 2