Carthen v. Baptist South Medical Center et al(INMATE 1)
ORDER directing that the 37 Report and Recommendations is ADOPTED as follows: (1) Mr. Carthen's 40 Response is DENIED as untimely; (2) Mr. Carthen's claims are DISMISSED without prejudice; and (3) Defendant Baptist South Medical Center's 23 Motion to Dismiss, or in the alternative Motion for More Definite Statement, is DENIED as moot, as further set out. Signed by Honorable William Keith Watkins on 5/17/11. (scn, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
TREMANE D. CARTHEN,
MEDICAL CENTER, et al.,
CASE NO. 2:10-CV-281-WKW
On April 21, 2011, the Magistrate Judge filed a Report and Recommendation in this
case. (Doc. # 37.) The Report and Recommendation required Mr. Carthen to file his
objections on or before May 5, 2011. (Doc. # 37, at 4.) On April 29, 2011, Mr. Carthen filed
a motion for extension of time to respond to both the Report and Recommendation and the
Magistrate Judge’s April 6, 2011 Order (Doc. # 35)1 because he was out of town on a
business trip. (Doc # 38, at 1.) The Magistrate Judge granted Mr. Carthen’s motion in part,
allowing him an extension to May 13, 2011 to file an objection to the Report and
Recommendation, and denied it in part, denying him an extension to file an amended
complaint for failure to show good cause for doing so. (Doc. # 39, at 1.) On May 16, 2011,
Mr. Carthen filed his “Response to Doc[.] # 37.” (Doc. # 40 (“Response”).)
The Magistrate Judge’s April 6, 2011 Order (Doc. # 35) sua sponte granted Plaintiff an
extension to April 15, 2011, to file an amended complaint due to the Magistrate Judge’s inadvertent
inclusion of two filing deadlines in its previous order. (Doc. # 34, at 4-5 (listing March 15, 2011 and
April 1, 2011 as filing deadlines).).
Despite the Magistrate Judge’s extension and previous warning that “failure to comply
with Orders of this Court . . . may result in the dismissal of his action,” (Doc. # 34, at 5), Mr.
Carthen filed his Response after the May 13, 2011 deadline. (Doc. # 39, at 1.) Mr. Carthen’s
untimely response further manifests his disregard for orders of this court. Further, even if
Mr. Carthen’s Response was a timely objection, it is wholly unresponsive to the Report and
Recommendation. Given Mr. Carthen’s failure to prosecute and his disregard of the orders
of this court, and upon an independent review of the file in this case and upon consideration
of the Report and Recommendation, it is ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation
is ADOPTED as follows:
(1) Mr. Carthen’s Response is DENIED as untimely (Doc. # 40);
(2) Mr. Carthen’s claims are DISMISSED without prejudice; and
(3) Defendant Baptist South Medical Center’s Motion to Dismiss, or in the alternative
Motion for More Definite Statement (Doc. # 23), is DENIED as moot.
DONE this 17th day of May, 2011.
/s/ W. Keith Watkins
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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