Hanley v. Robinson et al
ORDER dismissing this case without prejudice due to a lack of prosecution and certifying that an in forma pauperis appeal would not be taken in good faith. Signed by Judge Kristine G. Baker on 10/14/2014. (rhm)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
Case No. 5:14-cv-00197 KGB/JTR
GERALD ROBINSON, Sheriff,
Jefferson County, et al.
Plaintiff David Hanley has filed a complaint (Dkt. No. 2) and motion for leave to proceed
in forma pauperis (Dkt. No. 1).
In the Court’s initial review of Mr. Hanley’s filings, it
determined that both were deficient (Dkt. No. 4). The Court noted that Mr. Hanley’s motion
failed to include a properly completed prison calculation sheet and certificate of account signed
by a prison official. The Court also noted that Mr. Hanley’s complaint contained multiple
unrelated claims which were not suitable for resolution in a single action. The Court ordered Mr.
Hanley to correct these deficiencies within 30 days and cautioned that failure to do so would
result in the dismissal of his case without prejudice pursuant to Local Rule 5.5(c)(2), which
[i]t 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.
That Order was entered on August 25, 2014. More than 30 days have passed since entry of the
Court’s Order, and Mr. Hanley has failed to respond. Accordingly, the Court finds that this
action should be dismissed without prejudice pursuant to Local Rule 5.5(c)(2).
It is therefore ordered that:
This case is dismissed without prejudice due to a lack of prosecution.
The Court certifies, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), that an in forma pauperis
appeal would not be taken in good faith.
SO ORDERED this the 14th day of October, 2014.
KRISTINE G. BAKER
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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