Reaves v. Florida Department of Health et al
ORDER denying without prejudice 7 Plaintiff's Motion to Request for Extension of Time. Signed by Magistrate Judge Carol Mirando on 2/14/2018. (HJ)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
FORT MYERS DIVISION
HARRY EDMOND REAVES,
Case No: 2:18-cv-22-FtM-29CM
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH, LEE MEMORIAL
HOSPITAL, MCGREGOR CLINIC,
INC., DERECK DEWITT,
JENNIFER LNU, CITY OF FORT
MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT,
FORT MYERS RESCUE MISSION,
BOB LNU, REV. WOOTEN and
SALUS CARE, INC. OF FORT
This matter comes before the Court upon review of Plaintiff’s Motion to
Request for Extension of Time (Doc. 7) filed on February 13, 2018.
On January 12,
2018, Plaintiff filed a Complaint and an Application to Proceed in District Court
without Prepaying Fees or Costs.
Docs. 1, 2.
Plaintiff asks the Court’s permission
to file out of time because he has difficulty checking his mail and financial problems.
The Court will deny without prejudice this motion because there is no
pending deadline to be extended.
Upon receipt of Plaintiff’s future filings, the Court
will take Plaintiff’s circumstances into consideration.
Nonetheless, the Court notes
that although Plaintiff is proceeding pro se and may experience difficulty filing on
time, he “must follow the rules of procedure,” and “the district court has no duty to
act as his lawyer.” United States v. Hung Thien Ly, 646 F.3d 1307, 1315 (11th Cir.
2011) (citations omitted).
Accordingly, Plaintiff must attempt to make filings in a
timely manner or seek the Court’s extension of time, if he is unable to do so.
ACCORDINGLY, it is hereby
Plaintiff’s Motion to Request for Extension of Time (Doc. 7) is DENIED without
DONE and ORDERED in Fort Myers, Florida on this 14th day of February,
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