(PC) Jones v. Plant
ORDER ADOPTING 15 FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS ; ORDERED that this action is dismissed without prejudice due to Plaintiff's failure to obey Court orders and Lack of Prosecution, signed by District Judge Dale A. Drozd on 09/3/2021. CASE CLOSED (Martin-Gill, S)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
No. 1:19-cv-00207-DAD-HBK (PC)
ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS AND
RECOMMENDATIONS AND DISMISSING
(Doc. No. 15)
Plaintiff Eric Jones is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis proceeding
in this civil rights action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This matter was referred to a United States
Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Rule 302.
On November 8, 2019, the assigned magistrate judge issued a screening order under 28
U.S.C. § 1915A, concluding that the complaint plausibly stated a failure to protect claim but did
not state a cognizable excessive use of force claim against the sole named defendant. (Doc. No.
11 at 2.) The court provided plaintiff thirty (30) days to: (1) file an amended complaint; (2)
voluntarily dismiss the excessive force claim; or (3) notify the court he wishes to stand on his
complaint subject to dismissal of claims consistent with the order. (Id. at 5–6.) The court
cautioned plaintiff that his failure to respond to the court’s screening order would result in
dismissal of this action. (Id. at 6.)
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Well after the thirty (30) days period expired, the magistrate judge issued an order to show
cause why the court should not dismiss the case for plaintiff’s failure to prosecute and to comply
with the court’s screening order. (See Doc. No. 12 at 1–2.) On May 18, 2020, the order to show
cause was returned to the court by the U.S. Postal Service marked as “Undeliverable. Refused.
Unable to Forward.” On November 30, 2020, the court’s order reassigning this case to the
undersigned was also returned as “Undeliverable. Inmate Refused.” Plaintiff has not filed an
updated address of record with the court, to the extent he may have been transferred or released,
as required by Local Rule 182(f).
On May 3, 2021, the assigned magistrate judge issued findings and recommendations
recommending that plaintiff’s complaint be dismissed without prejudice due to plaintiff’s failure
to prosecute and failure to comply with court orders. (Doc. No. 15.) Plaintiff has not objected to
the findings and recommendations and the opportunity to do so has since passed.
In accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C), this court has conducted a
de novo review of this case. Having carefully reviewed the file, the court finds the findings and
recommendations to be supported by the record and proper analysis.
adopted in full;
The findings and recommendations issued on May 3, 2021 (Doc. No. 15) are
This action is dismissed without prejudice due to plaintiff’s failure to obey court
orders and lack of prosecution; and
The Clerk of the Court is directed to close this case.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
September 3, 2021
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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