Mosby v. Hobbs et al
ORDER the Plaintiff is directed to file within 30 days an Amended Complaint containing the information specified herein. Plaintiff is reminded that if he fails to timely and properly do so, this case will be dismissed, without prejudice, pursuant to Local Rule 5.5(c)(2). Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 10/24/2013. (kcs)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
ROGER D. MOSBY,
RAY HOBBS, Director,
Arkansas Department of Correction; and
WILLIAM STRAUGHN, Warden,
Maximum Security Unit
Plaintiff, Roger D. Mosby, is a well established three striker as defined by 28
U.S.C. 1915(g). See Mosby v. May, 5:13CV00118 DPM/JTK. He has recently filed
a pro se § 1983 Complaint alleging that Defendants violated his constitutional rights
by failing to correct an ant infestation in his cell. Doc. 2. Plaintiff contends that the
ant bites have caused "severe swelling," "bloody raw sores," "agonizingly painful
marble size boils," "frequent and acute sickness" and "trauma spells." Doc. 2 at 6.
The Court needs further information to determine whether Plaintiff satisfies the
imminent danger exception to the three strikes rule. Thus, Plaintiff must file, within
thirty days of the entry of this Order, an Amended Complaint clarifying: (1) whether
he has sought medical treatment for the alleged injuries caused by the ant bites; (2)
when he sought and received such medical treatment; and (3) what medical treatment
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT:
Plaintiff must file, within thirty days of the entry of this Order, an
Amended Complaint containing the information specified herein.
Plaintiff is reminded that if he fails to timely and properly do so, this case
will be dismissed, without prejudice, pursuant to Local Rule 5.5(c)(2). 1
Dated this 24th day of October, 2013.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Local Rule 5.5(c)(2) provides that: “It is the duty of any party not represented by counsel
to promptly notify the Clerk and the other parties to the proceedings of any change in his or her
address, to monitor the progress of the case, and to prosecute or defend the action diligently. A party
appearing for himself/herself shall sign his/her pleadings and state his/her address, zip code, and
telephone number. If any communication from the Court to a pro se plaintiff is not responded to
within thirty (30) days, the case may be dismissed without prejudice. Any party proceeding pro se
shall be expected to be familiar with and follow the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.”
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