United States District Court, N.D. Ohio, Western Division
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
Jeffrey J. Helmick, United States District Judge
se plaintiff Joseph Emerson, a frequent frivolous filer
in federal court, has filed this in forma pauperis
action against the City of Monroe, the City of Toledo, Mytee
Automotive, and Mark Siebarth. He filed his original complaint
(Doc. No. 1) on March 1, 2019; on March 8th, he filed a
“Complaint and Request for Injunction” (Doc. No.
of his pleadings, or any of the attachments he has submitted,
set forth cogent factual allegations or legal claims against
any defendant. In his original complaint, he alleges he was
“slandered a drug dealer and rapist for 2 decades by
interstate law agencies, ” and contends he asserts
federal jurisdiction for “slander, deformation [sic] of
character, obstruction of justice, crim[in]al sex traffic,
interstate.” (Doc. No. 1 at 3-4.) The allegations in
his Complaint and Request for Injunction are likewise
rambling, unclear, and conclusory. In the portion of his form
complaint asking him to set forth the factual basis for his
claims, he simply states: “Photos taken, journal kept,
and law agencies between females and I sex games, entrapment.
A lab specialist Munroe was killed, attempted murder
me.” (Doc. No. 5 at 5.)
the standard of review for pro se pleadings is
liberal, Williams v. Curtin, 631 F.3d 380, 383 (6th
Cir. 2011), “the lenient treatment generally accorded
pro se litigants has limits.” Pilgrim v.
Littlefield, 92 F.3d 413, 416 (6th Cir. 1996). Pro
se plaintiffs must still meet basic pleading
requirements, and courts are not required to conjure
allegations on their behalf. See Erwin v. Edwards,
22 Fed.Appx. 579, 580 (6th Cir. 2001).
district courts are required under 28 U.S.C.
§1915(e)(2)(B) to screen all in forma pauperis
complaints filed in federal court, and to dismiss before
service any such action that the court determines is
frivolous or malicious, fails to state a claim on which
relief may be granted, or seeks monetary relief from a
defendant who is immune from such relief. Hill v.
Lappin, 630 F.3d 468, 470-71 (6th Cir. 2010). In order
to survive a dismissal for failure to state a claim, a
complaint must set forth “sufficient factual matter,
accepted as true, to state a claim to relief that is
plausible on its face.” Id. (holding that the
dismissal standard articulated in Ashcroft v. Iqbal,
556 U.S. 662 (2009) and Bell Atlantic Corp. v.
Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007) governs dismissals for
failure to state a claim under § 1915(e)(2)(B)).
complaint is frivolous when it lacks an arguable basis either
in law or in fact. Neitzke v. Williams, 490 U.S.
319, 325 (1989). A court may, therefore, dismiss a complaint
as frivolous where it is based on an indisputably meritless
legal theory or where the factual contentions are clearly
baseless. Id. at 327. An action has no arguable
basis in fact “if it describes fantastic or delusional
scenarios.” Abner v. SBC (Ameritech), 86
Fed.Appx. 958 (6th Cir. 2004).
according the plaintiff's complaint the deference to
which a pro se pleading is entitled, I find it must
be summarily dismissed. The incoherent statements and
allegations set forth in the plaintiff's pleadings are
insufficient to suggest he has any plausible federal claim on
which he may be granted relief. See Lillard v. Shelby
Cty. Bd. of Educ., 76 F.3d 716, 726 (6th Cir. 1996) (a
court is not required to accept summary allegations or
unwarranted conclusions in determining whether a complaint
state a claim for relief). Further, his action falls within
the realm of frivolousness.
the plaintiff's application to proceed in forma
pauperis (Doc. No. 2) is granted, his request for
injunctive relief is denied, and this action is dismissed
pursuant 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B). I further certify
pursuant 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) that an appeal from this
decision could not be taken in good faith.
 After the plaintiff filed this
lawsuit, he was enjoined from filing any future lawsuits in
this District without paying the filing fee. See Emerson
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