Hickey v. Unknown

Filing 2

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)

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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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