Johnson v. Chester Mental Health et al

Filing 11

ORDER DISMISSING CASE with prejudice for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted and for failure to comply with an order of this Court. Signed by Judge David R. Herndon on 5/23/2017. (tjk)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS KEVIN JOHNSON, 828604, Plaintiff, vs. Case No. 17-cv-0249-DRH CHESTER MENTAL HEALTH, et al. Defendants. MEMORANDUM AND ORDER HERNDON, District Judge: On March 10, 2017, plaintiff filed a complaint (Doc. 1) pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In the complaint, plaintiff sued defendants for constitutional violations associated with his involuntary incarceration at Chester Mental Health Center. (Doc. 1). The complaint did not survive threshold review under 28 U.S.C. § 1915A because plaintiff’s claims regarding verbal harassment and property confiscation were frivolous; the Court found a related conditions of confinement allegation failed to state a claim. (Doc. 10). Accordingly, the Court dismissed the complaint on April 12, 2017. (Doc. 10). The dismissal specifically directed plaintiff to file an amended complaint regarding his conditions of confinement claims no later than May 15, 2017. (Doc. 10). The deadline has now passed. Plaintiff has not filed an amended complaint. request an extension of the deadline for doing so. Page 1 of 2 He has also failed to As a result, this case is DISMISSED with prejudice for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted and for failure to comply with an order of this Court. FED. R. CIV. P. 41(b); see generally Ladien v. Astrachan, 128 F.3d 1051 (7th Cir. 1997); Johnson v. Kamminga, 34 F.3d 466 (7th Cir. 1994). This dismissal shall count as one of plaintiff’s three allotted “strikes” within the meaning of 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g). If plaintiff wishes to appeal this Order, he may file a notice of appeal with this Court within thirty days of the entry of judgment. FED. R. APP. 4(A)(4). If plaintiff does choose to appeal, he will be liable for the $505.00 appellate filing fee irrespective of the outcome of the appeal. See FED. R. APP. 3(e); 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2); Ammons v. Gerlinger, 547 F.3d 724, 725-26 (7th Cir. 2008); Sloan v. Lesza, 181 F.3d 857, 858-59 (7th Cir. 1999); Lucien v. Jockish, 133 F.3d 464, 467 (7th Cir. 1998). If the appeal is found to be non-meritorious, plaintiff may also incur another “strike.” A timely motion filed pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 59(e) may toll the 30-day appeal deadline. 1 FED. R. APP. 4(a)(4). The Clerk’s Office is DIRECTED to close this case and enter judgment Digitally signed by Judge David R. Herndon Date: 2017.05.23 13:01:48 -05'00' accordingly. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: May 23, 2017 United States District Judge 1 A Rule 59(e) motion to alter or amend a judgment must be filed no later than 28 days after the entry of the judgment. FED. R. CIV. P. 59(e). Page 2 of 2

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