Hilts v. Mental Health Partners of Boulder
ORDER dismissing this action without prejudice, and denying without prejudice leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 2/23/15. (dkals, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 15-cv-00080-GPG
JAHEEM RASHON MARCUS ANTHONY HILTS,
MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERS OF BOULDER,
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Plaintiff, Jaheem Rashon Marcus Anthony Hilts, is a patient at the Colorado
Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Hilts initiated this action
by filing pro se a Complaint (ECF No. 1). On January 14, 2015, Magistrate Judge
Gordon P. Gallagher ordered Mr. Hilts to file an amended complaint that complies with
the pleading requirements of Rule 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Mr. Hilts
was warned that the action would be dismissed without further notice if he failed to file
an amended complaint within thirty days.
Mr. Hilts has failed to file an amended complaint that complies with the pleading
requirements of Rule 8 within the time allowed and he has failed to respond in any way
to Magistrate Judge Gallagher’s January 14 order. Therefore, the action will be
dismissed without prejudice for failure to prosecute and comply with a court order.
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 $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.
Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that the Complaint (ECF No. 1) and the action are dismissed without
prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure because Mr.
Hilts failed to prosecute and comply with a court order. 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
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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