Ballou v. Augusta University Medical Center et al
ORDER directing the Clerk to return Plaintiff's 14 Letter. If Plaintiff wants the Court to take a specific action in his case, he must file a properly caption motion and may not simply write letters to the Clerk of Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge Brian K. Epps on 09/12/2017. (thb)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
CURTIS RAY BALLOU,
SCOTT WILKES; STAN SHEPARD;
DR. ABUZEID; MARY AUSTON;
DR. YOUNG; DR. FURNAN;
DR. WHITE; CHRISTINE WILLIAMS; and )
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS,
Plaintiff wrote a letter addressed to the Clerk of Court which was improperly filed on
the record. (Doc. no. 14.) “[I]f a litigant seeks judicial action of any sort . . . it must be
contained within a motion arising from a properly filed lawsuit.” In re Unsolicited Letters to
Federal Judges, 120 F. Supp. 2d 1073, 1074 (S.D. Ga. 2000). Thus, to the extent Plaintiff
wants the Court to take a specific action in his case, he must file a properly captioned motion
and may not simply write letters to the Clerk of Court.
The Court DIRECTS the Clerk to return Plaintiff’s letter.
SO ORDERED this 12th day of September, 2017, at Augusta, Georgia.
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