Edward Gardner, IV v. Michael Easley

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 09-6256 EDWARD J. GARDNER, IV, Plaintiff Appellant, v. MICHAEL F. EASLEY; BEVERLY PERDUE; JOHN AND JANE DOES, NC Senators 1-500; JOHN AND JANE DOES, NC House of Representative 1-800; ROY ALLEN COOPER; JANE AND JOHN DOES, Legal Staff 1-400; NORTH CAROLINA PRISONER LEGAL SERVICES, INCORPORATED; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Legal Staff 1-100; NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION; THEODIS BECK; FINESSE G. COUCH; BOYD BENNETT; DANIEL L. STIENEKE; FREDERICK AIKENS; TRACY LITTLE; PAT CHAVIS; JOE LOFTON; JOHN BLALOCK; HATTIE PIMPONG; PAULA SMITH, Dr.; JANE AND JOHN DOES, UR Board 1-50; REGINALD E. MIDGETTE; BRADLEY BANNON; DAVID W. LONG; ANNIE L. ROUSE, D.H.L.; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Raleigh Medical 1-200; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Positions Unknown 1-200; COLUMBUS CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, #4355; LANORA HUNT; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Asst. Supt. of Programs; JOHN AND JANE DOE, Program Supervisor; JANE DOE, Case Manager; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Captains 1-50; LIEUTENANT PRIEST; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Lieutenants 1-50; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Sergeants 1-50; OFFICER ALGOOD, OIC; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Officers 1-400; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Conditioner, (s) Mentor, (s) Trainer, (s) etc 1-100; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Riot Team 1-10; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Camera Operators 1-5; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Armory Officers 1-10; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Hierarchy Officers 1-50; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Master Control Officers 1-100; DOES 1 - 100, Central Control Officers 1-100; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Gatehouse Officers 1-100; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Perimeter Surveillance Officers 1-100; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Plant Maintenance Employees 1-100; JOHN DOE, DHO Officer; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Medical Staff Employees 1-100; ERIC BROWN; COLUMBUS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Board of Trustees 1-100; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Supervisors Employees 1-100; JOHN AND JANE DOES, Emergency Room Staff Employees 1-50, Defendants Appellees. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, at Raleigh. James C. Dever III, District Judge. (5:07-ct-03104-D) Submitted: July 23, 2009 Decided: August 10, 2009 Before KING, SHEDD, and AGEE, Circuit Judges. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Edward J. Gardner, IV, Appellant Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. 2 PER CURIAM: Edward J. Gardner, IV, appeals the district court's order dismissing his amended complaint filed under 42 U.S.C. 1983 (2006), for failure to comply with the court's prior order directing him to file a complaint setting forth his claims in a short and plain statement, as required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(a), and warning him of the consequences of failing to comply. Our review of the record leads us to conclude that the district court failed did to not abuse its discretion Rule F.3d 8. 661, in See 668-69 finding that v. Cir. affirm Gardner Cent. 2004) the comply Agency, with 355 Ciralsky (D.C. we Intelligence (stating standard of review). Accordingly, judgment of the district court. appointment of counsel, for We deny Gardner's motions for stay pending appeal, and for injunctive relief. facts and legal before We dispense with oral argument because the are and adequately argument presented not in aid the the contentions the court materials would decisional process. AFFIRMED 3

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