Surakat v. Brookins et al

Filing 24

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS 20 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Prosecution 1 Complaint filed by L. Brookins, Jr., J James. Recommending denying. Objections to R&R due by 9/3/2009. Signed by Magistrate Judge Patrick A. White on 8/13/2009. (tw)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA CASE NO. 08-61241-CIV-SEITZ MAGISTRATE JUDGE P.A. WHITE OLUWAROTIMI SURAKAT, Plaintiff, v. DEPUTY BROOKINS, ET AL., : : : : REPORT OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE Defendants. : __________________________________ This Cause is before the Court upon the defendant's Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Prosecute and Alternative Motion to Extend Discovery. [DE# 20]. The defendant has filed a motion seeking an order dismissing this case based on the plaintiff's failure to respond to discovery requests and otherwise prosecute this litigation. contact the plaintiff with no success. On July 31, 2009, the Undersigned issued an Order to the plaintiff to show cause why this civil action should not be dismissed for his failure to respond to the defendant's discovery requests or otherwise prosecute this civil action. [DE# 21]. On August 10, 2009, the plaintiff filed a "Motion for Court Proceeding" which appears to be a response to the show cause order. [DE# 22]. The plaintiff states that he was hospitalized from December 28, 2008 through July 31, 2009 and he has submitted supporting documentation. Based on this submission, it is recommended that the Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Prosecute [DE# 20] be denied. The defendant has advised the Court that counsel has attempted to The Undersigned will issue an Order extending the dates in the Scheduling Order. Objections to this report may be filed with the District Judge within ten days of receipt of a copy of the report. It is so recommended at Miami, Florida, this 13th day of August, 2009. ______________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE cc: Oluwarotimi Surakat, Pro Se 206 NE 1st Ct. Apt. South Dania Beach, FL 33004 Counsel of Record 2

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