Harris v. City & County of Denver, The et al
ORDER of Dismissal. ORDERED that the complaint and the action are dismissed without prejudice. FURTHER ORDERED that leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is denied without prejudice, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 12/28/12. (sgrim)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 12-cv-02972-CBS
MARQUISE D. HARRIS,
THE CITY & COUNTY OF DENVER,
DENVER DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY,
RAYMOND N. SATTER, and
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Plaintiff, Marquise D. Harris, initiated this action by filing pro se a Complaint. On
November 15, 2012, Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer entered an order directing Mr.
Harris to file an amended complaint that complies with the pleading requirements of
Rule 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Mr. Harris was warned that the
complaint and the action would be dismissed without further notice if he failed to file an
amended complaint within thirty days.
On November 29, 2012, the copy of Magistrate Judge Shaffer’s November 15
order that was mailed to Mr. Harris at the address he provided was returned to the
Court undelivered. The returned envelope (ECF No. 9) includes a stamp or sticker that
reads “RETURN TO SENDER, ATTEMPTED – NOT KNOWN, UNABLE TO
FORWARD.” Two other orders entered in this action, which were mailed to the same
address, also were returned to the Court undelivered on November 29, 2012. (See
ECF Nos. 7 & 8.)
Pursuant to Rule 10.1M. of the Local Rules of Practice of the United States
District Court for the District of Colorado-Civil, a party must file a notice of new address
within five days of any change of address. Mr. Harris has failed to comply with the
Court’s local rules and, as a result, he has failed within the time allowed to file an
amended complaint as directed. Therefore, the complaint and the action will be
Furthermore, the Court certifies pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) that any
appeal from this order would not be taken in good faith and therefore in forma pauperis
status will be denied for the purpose of appeal. See Coppedge v. United States, 369
U.S. 438 (1962). If Plaintiff files a notice of appeal he also must pay the full $455
appellate filing fee or file a motion to proceed in forma pauperis in the United States
Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit within thirty days in accordance with Fed. R. App.
P. 24. Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that the complaint and the action are dismissed without prejudice
pursuant to Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure because Plaintiff failed
within the time allowed to file an amended complaint as directed. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is
denied without prejudice to the filing of a motion seeking leave to proceed in forma
pauperis on appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
DATED at Denver, Colorado, this
28th day of
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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