Powell v. Laurie et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER dismissing this matter without prejudice under Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(b). Signed by District Judge Sam A. Crow on 10/10/2017. Mailed to pro se party Darren L. Powell by regular mail. (ms)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS
DARREN L. POWELL,
CASE NO. 17-3031-SAC
JACK LAURIE, et al.,
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is a civil rights action filed under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
On September 11, 2017, Magistrate Judge Waxse directed plaintiff to
show cause in writing on or before September 27, 2017, why this matter
should not be dismissed due to his failure to file an amended complaint
as directed. The Order to Show Cause also directed plaintiff to file
the amended complaint. Despite this, plaintiff has failed to respond,
either by submitting a response to show cause or by submitting an
The Court has examined the record and concludes this matter may
be dismissed without prejudice under Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(b) due to
plaintiff’s failure to prosecute this matter by complying with the
directions of the Court. Rule 41(b) “has long been interpreted to
permits courts to dismiss actions sua sponte for a plaintiff’s failure
to prosecute or comply with the rules of civil procedure or court’s
orders.” Olsen v. Mapes, 333 F.3d 1199, 1204 n. 3 (10th Cir. 2003).
IT IS, THEREFORE, BY THE COURT ORDERED this matter is dismissed
without prejudice under Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(b).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
This 10th day of October, 2017, at Topeka, Kansas.
S/ Sam A. Crow
SAM A. CROW
U.S. Senior District Judge
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