Rushing v. Lowe et al
ORDER DISMISSING CASE without prejudice due to plaintiff's failure to comply with the Court's April 19, 2011, order; and certifying that an ifp appeal would not be taken in good faith. Signed by Judge Brian S. Miller on 5/24/11. (kpr)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
RICKEY LEE RUSHING
CASE NO. 5:10cv00245 BSM/JTR
JOHN LOWE, Warden,
Diagnostic Unit et al.
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
On August 19, 2010, plaintiff Rickey Lee Rushing, commenced this pro se § 1983
action alleging that defendants violated his constitutional rights. See Doc. No. 2. At the time
he did so, plaintiff was a prisoner in the Randall Williams Correctional Facility of the
Arkansas Department of Correction. Id.
On February 14, 2011, plaintiff filed a notice stating that he was residing at a private
address in Benton, Arkansas. See Doc. No. 40.
Accordingly, on April 19, 2011, an order was entered giving plaintiff thirty days to
file a freeworld application to proceed in forma pauperis. See Doc. No. 41. Importantly,
plaintiff was advised that the failure to timely and properly do so would result in the
dismissal of this action, without prejudice, pursuant to Local Rule 5.5(c)(2).
The April 19, 2011, order was returned as undeliverable at the private address
provided by plaintiff. See Doc. No. 43. Plaintiff previously, however, received the August
23, 2010, order advising him of his obligation, under Local Rule 5.5(c)(2), to keep the court
apprised of his current and correct mailing address, and the consequences for failing to do
so. See Doc. No. 3.
As of the date of this order of dismissal, plaintiff has failed to comply with the April
19, 2011, order, and the time for doing so has expired.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT:
Pursuant to Local Rule 5.5(c)(2), this case is DISMISSED, WITHOUT
PREJUDICE, due to plaintiff’s failure to comply with the April 19, 2011, order.
It is CERTIFIED, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), that an in forma pauperis
appeal from this order of dismissal and the accompanying judgment would not be taken in
Dated this 24th day of May, 2011.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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