Hickey v. Unknown
ORDER DISMISSING CASE--This action is dismissed without prejudice. Signed by Chief Judge Linda R Reade on 09/16/09. (copy w/NEF to Pro Se) (skm)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF IOWA CEDAR RAPIDS DIVISION ANTHONY HICKEY, Plaintiff, vs. UNNAMED, Defendant. ____________________________ This matter is before the court on the submission of a letter (docket no. 1). The clerk's office filed such letter on September 15, 2009. A letter is insufficient to commence a civil action. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 3 (indicating a civil action is commenced by filing a complaint); see also Fed. R. Civ. P. 8 (addressing general rules of pleading). Moreover, the plaintiff submits neither the filing fee nor an application to proceed in forma pauperis. See 28 U.S.C. § 1914(a) (requiring $350.00 filing fee); 28 U.S.C. § 1915 (explaining proceedings in forma pauperis). Further, a cursory review of the plaintiff's contentions suggests that he should seek relief in the district where he is confined and the events he complains of occurred. See 28 U.S.C. § 1391 (addressing venue generally). Accordingly, this action is dismissed without prejudice. 28 U.S.C. § 1914; 28 U.S.C. § 1915. IT IS SO ORDERED DATED this 16th day of September, 2009. ORDER No. C09-0134-LRR
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