GRIFFIN et al v. STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION re 1 MOTION to Appoint Counsel filed by KEVIN LEMARK FORD, BILLY JOE STEVENSON, MICHAEL LEE CLARK, DAVID LEE GRIFFIN, JOSHUA R STALVEY - It is recommended that this case be DISMISSED without prejudice. R&R flag set ( Internal deadline for referral to district judge if objections are not filed earlier: 2/5/2010). Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE ALLAN KORNBLUM on 1/08/2010. (kdm) Modified on 1/14/2010 to edit text (kdm).
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION
DAVID LEE GRIFFIN, et al, Plaintiffs, vs. STATE OF FLORIDA, Defendant. / CASE NO. 5:09CV178-RH/AK
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION Plaintiff filed a complaint on May 13, 2009, which was not on proper forms and was not accompanied by a motion for IFP or the filing fee. (Doc. 1). He was ordered on July 27, 2009, to file an amended pleading with the fee or proper motion for IFP on July 27, 2009, but none was filed. (Doc. 6). An order to show cause was entered on December 7, 2009, directing a response on or before December 28, 2009, but this mail was returned as undeliverable with the notation that he has been released with no forwarding address provided. (Docs. 7 and 8). As of this date, there has been no further communication by Plaintiff with the Court. A trial court has inherent power to dismiss a case sua sponte for failure to prosecute. Link v. Wabash Railroad, 370 U.S. 626, 82 S. Ct. 1386, 8 L.Ed2d 734 (1962). Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b) also authorizes a district court to dismiss an action for failure to obey a court order. Plaintiff has failed to comply with two orders of this Court
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directing that he file an amended pleading on the proper forms or to file the necessary motion for leave to proceed IFP, (docs. 6 and 7), and has not advised the Court of his current address. Consequently, this case should be dismissed. Accordingly, it is respectfully RECOMMENDED that this case be DISMISSED without prejudice. IN CHAMBERS at Gainesville, Florida, this 8th day of January, 2010.
s/ A. KORNBLUM ALLAN KORNBLUM UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
NOTICE TO THE PARTIES A party may file specific, written objections to the proposed findings and recommendations within 15 days after being served with a copy of this report and recommendation. A party may respond to another party's objections within 10 days after being served with a copy thereof. Failure to file specific objections limits the scope of review of proposed factual findings and recommendations.
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