Taylor v. Independence County Jail

Filing 9

PROPOSED FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS that Pltf's complaint be DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for failure to comply with Local Rule 5.5(c)(2); the Court certify that an ifp appeal taken from the order and judgment dismissing this action is considered frivolous and not in good faith; Objections to R&R due by 3/27/2009. Signed by Magistrate Judge H. David Young on 3/13/09. (vjt)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS BATESVILLE DIVISION MATHEW TAYLOR V. NO: 1:08CV00070 WRW/HDY DEFENDANT PLAINTIFF INDEPENDENCE COUNTY JAIL PROPOSED FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS INS T RUCT IONS The following recommended disposition has been sent to United States District Judge William R. Wilson, Jr. Any party may serve and file written objections to this recommendation. Objections should be specific and should include the factual or legal basis for the objection. If the objection is to a factual finding, specifically identify that finding and the evidence that supports your objection. An original and one copy of your objections must be received in the office of the United States District Court Clerk no later than eleven (11) days from the date of the findings and recommendations. The copy will be furnished to the opposing party. Failure to file timely objections may result in waiver of the right to appeal questions of fact. If you are objecting to the recommendation and also desire to submit new, different, or additional evidence, and to have a hearing for this purpose before the District Judge, you must, at the same time that you file your written objections, include the following: 1. 2. Why the record made before the Magistrate Judge is inadequate. Why the evidence proffered at the hearing before the District Judge (if such a hearing is granted) was not offered at the hearing before the Magistrate Judge. The detail of any testimony desired to be introduced at the 1 3. hearing before the District Judge in the form of an offer of proof, and a copy, or the original, of any documentary or other non-testimonial evidence desired to be introduced at the hearing before the District Judge. From this submission, the District Judge will determine the necessity for an additional evidentiary hearing, either before the Magistrate Judge or before the District Judge. Mail your objections and "Statement of Necessity" to: Clerk, United States District Court Eastern District of Arkansas 600 West Capitol Avenue, Suite A149 Little Rock, AR 72201-3325 DISPOSITION Plaintiff filed this complaint on December 29, 2008, naming only the Independence County Jail itself as a Defendant. On January 30, 2009, the Court entered an order noting that a county jail is not an entity subject to suit, and directing Plaintiff to file an amended complaint which named as Defendants the individuals he contends violated his constitutional rights (docket entry #7). Plaintiff was warned that his failure to do so within 30 days would result in the recommended dismissal of his complaint. More than 30 days has passed, and Plaintiff has not submitted an amended complaint, or otherwise responded to the order. Under these circumstances, the Court concludes that Plaintiff's complaint should be dismissed without prejudice for failure to comply with Local Rule 5.5(c)(2). See Miller v. Benson, 51 F.3d 166, 168 (8th Cir. 1995) (District courts have inherent power to dismiss sua sponte a case for failure to prosecute, and exercise of that power is reviewed for abuse of discretion). IT IS THEREFORE RECOMMENDED THAT: 1. Plaintiff's complaint be DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for failure to comply 2 with Local Rule 5.5(c)(2). 2. The Court certify that an in forma pauperis appeal taken from the order and judgment dismissing this action is considered frivolous and not in good faith. DATED this 13 day of March, 2009. UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 3

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