Everett v. Garden et al
ORDER DISMISSING CASE. Signed by Judge J. Phil Gilbert on 1/17/2023. (jsy)
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
BOBBY D. EVERETT, Jr., #21063437,
and B. CARTER,
Case No. 22-cv-00631-JPG
ORDER DISMISSING CASE
GILBERT, District Judge:
Plaintiff Bobby Everett, Jr., brought this action pursuant to Bivens v. Six Unknown Named
Agents of Fed’l Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971), for constitutional deprivations that
resulted from his exposure to unsafe transportation and living conditions at Marion County Law
Enforcement Center. (Doc. 1). The Complaint did not survive screening under 28 U.S.C. § 1915A
and was dismissed without prejudice on December 6, 2022. (Doc. 17). Plaintiff was granted leave
to file an amended complaint on or before January 3, 2023, if he intended to proceed with this
action. (Id.). He was warned that this action would be dismissed with prejudice if he failed to file
an amended complaint. (Id. at 5) (citing Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b); Ladien v. Astrachan, 128 F.3d 1051
(7th Cir. 1997); Johnson v. Kamminga, 34 F.3d 466 (7th; Cir. 1994)). He was also warned that
the dismissal would result in the assessment of a “strike” under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g).
Despite these warnings, Plaintiff missed the deadline for filing a First Amended Complaint
on January 3, 2023. Two weeks have passed since the deadline expired, and Plaintiff has not
requested an extension of time to file his amended complaint. The Court will not allow this matter
to linger indefinitely. Accordingly, this action will be dismissed based on Plaintiff’s failure to
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amend his complaint and for failure to prosecute his claim(s). Because the underlying Complaint
was dismissed for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, this dismissal counts
as a “strike” within the meaning of 28 U.S.C. § 1915A.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this action is DISMISSED without prejudice based on
Plaintiff’s failure to comply with the Court’s Order (Doc. 17) to file a First Amended Complaint
and/or prosecute his claims. See FED. R. CIV. P. 41(b); Ladien v. Astrachan, 128 F.3d 1051 (7th
Cir. 1997); Johnson v. Kamminga, 34 F.3d 466 (7th Cir. 1994).
The Clerk’s Office is DIRECTED to close this case and enter judgment accordingly.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/J. Phil Gilbert
J. PHIL GILBERT
United States District Judge
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