Suboh v. Denver Health Hospital et al
ORDER dismissing this action, and denying leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 4/13/16. (dkals, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 15-cv-02380-LTB
JAMEL A. SUBOH,
DENVER HEALTH AND HOSPITAL AUTHORITY,
CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER,
MANN, ENT, MD,
PETER CRUM, MD,
UNNAMED DEFENDANTS YET TO BE DETERMINED,
ORDER TO DISMISS
Plaintiff, Jamel A. Suboh, was incarcerated at the Denver County Jail when he
initiated this action on October 27, 2015 by filing pro se a Prisoner Complaint pursuant
to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (ECF No. 1) and a Prisoner’s Motion and Affidavit for Leave to
Proceed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 (ECF No. 2). He is currently residing in Denver,
Colorado. Plaintiff has been granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis. (ECF No. 4).
On November 23, 2015, Magistrate Judge Gordon P. Gallagher reviewed the
submitted documents and determined they were deficient. Magistrate Judge Gallagher
ordered Plaintiff to file an amended complaint that properly asserted a § 1983 claim
against proper Defendants. (ECF No. 5).
On December 2, 2015, Plaintiff filed an Amended Prisoner Complaint. (ECF No.
6). Magistrate Judge Gallagher reviewed the Amended Prisoner Complaint and again
determined it was deficient. He ordered Plaintiff to file a Second Amended Prisoner
Complaint. (ECF No. 8). Specifically, Plaintiff was directed that if he wished to pursue
a claim against the City and County of Denver or the Denver Health Hospital, which is
an entity contracted with the City and County of Denver to provide health care for
inmates, his Second Amended Complaint must demonstrate that a policy or custom
existed in the City and County of Denver and that there was a direct causal link between
the policy or custom and the injury alleged. (ECF No. 8 at 4-5 (citing Monell v. New York
City Dep’t of Social Servs., 436 U.S. 658, 694 (1978)).
In response to the Court’s Order, Plaintiff filed a Second Amended Complaint on
February 12, 2016. (ECF No. 12). Magistrate Judge Gallagher reviewed the Second
Amended Prisoner Complaint and again determined it was deficient because parts of it
were impossible to decipher. In the handwritten sections for “Nature of the Case,”
“Claim One,” and “Claim Two,” it appears that Mr. Suboh attempted to erase something
and then write over it. However, the court was unable to read most of what was written.
On March 2, 2016, Magistrate Judge Gallagher issued a Third Order to Amend (ECF
No. 14) and directed Plaintiff to file a Third Amended Complaint that was legible and
conforms to D.C.COLO.LCIVR 10.1(e) and (g) and that additionally complied with the
directives in the Court’s November 23, 2015 and December 21, 2015 Orders. Plaintiff
was warned that if he failed to file a Third Amended Complaint within the time allowed,
the action may be dismissed without further notice.
On March 8, 2016, Plaintiff informed the Court of his change of address (ECF
No. 15). On March 10, 2016, the Clerk of Court mailed the March 2, 2016 Third Order
to Amend to Plaintiff’s new address (ECF No. 16). However, it was returned to the
Court as undeliverable at his new address. (ECF No. 18).
Plaintiff has not filed any additional notice of change of address with the Court as
required by D.C.COLO.LCivR 5.1(c). Further, he has not communicated with the Court
since he filed his March 8, 2016 change of address. The time for filing his Third
Amended Complaint has passed. Therefore, this action will be dismissed for failure to
prosecute and comply with local court rules.
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.
Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that the Second Amended Complaint (ECF No. 12) and this action
are DISMISSED without prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure for failure to prosecute and comply with local rules of this Court. 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 13th day of
April , 2016.
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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