Bussie v. No Named Defendants
ORDER dismissing this action without prejudice, and denying leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 2/18/15. 3 Application to Proceed in District Court Without Prepaying Fees or Costs is denied as moot. (dkals, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 14-cv-03472-GPG
[NO NAMED DEFENDANT],
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Plaintiff, Anthony Bussie, is in the custody of the federal Bureau of Prisons at the
Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina. Mr. Bussie initiated this action by
filing, pro se, a Letter (ECF No. 1) which is unintelligible. He also filed an Application to
Proceed in District Court Without Prepaying Fees or Cost (ECF No. 3). The Court
opened this case as a civil rights action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1331 and Bivens v. Six
Unknown Named Agents of Fed. Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971).
On January 7, 2015, Magistrate Judge Gordon P. Gallagher reviewed Mr.
Bussie’s filings and determined that they were deficient. Magistrate Judge Gallagher
directed Plaintiff to submit a Prisoner Complaint, that complied with the requirements of
Fed. R. Civ. P. 8, on the court-approved Prisoner Complaint form. (ECF No. 4).
Magistrate Judge Gallagher informed Mr. Bussie that he could obtain a copy of the
court-approved form (with the assistance of his case manager or the facility’s legal
assistant), along with the applicable instructions, at www.cod.uscourts.gov. (Id.).
Magistrate Judge Gallagher warned Mr. Bussie in the January 7 Order that failure to
comply by the court-ordered deadline would result in dismissal of this action without
further notice. (Id.).
As part of the January 7 Order, Magistrate Judge Gallagher also directed Mr.
Bussie to show cause, in writing, within 30 days, why he should not be denied leave to
proceed in forma pauperis because he was subject to filing restrictions, pursuant to 28
U.S.C. § 1915(g). (Id.). On three or more prior occasions, while incarcerated, Mr.
Bussie, has commenced an action in federal court that was dismissed on the grounds
that it was frivolous, malicious, or failed to state a claim. (Id.).
Mr. Bussie did not file any response to the January 7 Order, nor has he filed a
Prisoner Complaint on the court-approved form. Moreover, Plaintiff has not
communicated with the Court since he initiated this action. Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that this action is DISMISSED without prejudice pursuant to Rule
41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for the failure of Plaintiff, Anthony Bussie,
to comply with the January 7, 2015 Order Directing Plaintiff to Show Cause and to Cure
Deficiencies. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is
denied for the purpose of appeal. 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. See
Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438 (1962). If Mr. Bussie files a notice of appeal
he must also pay the full $505 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. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that the Application to Proceed in District Court Without
Prepaying Fees or Costs (ECF No. 3) is DENIED as moot.
DATED February 18, 2015, at Denver, Colorado.
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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