Hosea v. Astrue

Filing 11

OPINION. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 3/15/2012. (cc, )

Download PDF
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA NORTHERN DIVISION ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) JAMES HOSEA, Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:11-cv-768-MHT (WO) OPINION On September 15, 2011, plaintiff James Hosea filed a complaint seeking Social Security Disability Benefits pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). On that same day, Hosea filed a motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis, which this court granted on September 16. The court also issued a scheduling order in this matter requiring defendant Commissioner of Social Security to file an answer to the complaint within 90 days of service and Hosea to file a brief in support of her complaint within 40 days after the answer was filed. The commissioner filed an answer on December 16, making Hosea’s brief due by January 25, 2012. Hosea failed to file her brief by this date. Thereafter, this court issued an order requiring Hosea to show cause, on or before February 24, 2012, why this lawsuit should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute. Hosea has failed to respond to this order. The court therefore concludes that Hosea’s failure to comply with the orders of this court and her failure to prosecute properly this cause of action warrant dismissal of this case, albeit without prejudice. See Link v. Wabash R.R., 370 U.S. 626, 630 (1962) (interpreting Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(b) not to restrict the court’s inherent authority to dismiss sua sponte an action for lack of prosecution); World Thrust Films, Inc., v. International Family Entertainment, Inc., 41 F.3d 1454, 1456-57 (11th Cir. 1995). An appropriate judgment will be entered. DONE, this the 15th day of March, 2012. /s/ Myron H. Thompson UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.

Why Is My Information Online?