Seawood (ID 70262) v. McBrayshaw et al
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE ENTERED: Plaintiff is granted until December 7, 2020, in which to show good cause, in writing, to the Honorable Sam A. Crow, United States District Judge, why this action should not be dismissed without prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(b) for failure to comply with court orders. Signed by U.S. Senior District Judge Sam A. Crow on 11/20/2020. Mailed to pro se party Denorval Lemont Seawood by regular mail. (jal)
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS
DENORVAL LEMONT SEAWOOD,
CASE NO. 20-3271-SAC
(FNU) McBRAYSHAW, et al.,
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
Plaintiff filed this pro se civil rights case under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On November 4, 2020,
the Court entered an Order (Doc. 3) granting Plaintiff’s motion for leave to proceed in forma
pauperis, and assessing an initial partial filing fee of $11.00, calculated under 28 U.S.C.
§ 1915(b)(1). The Order granted Plaintiff until November 18, 2020, in which to submit the fee
or to file an objection to the Order. To date, Plaintiff has not submitted the initial partial filing
fee and has not filed an objection to the Court’s Order. The Order provides that “[t]he failure to
pay the fee as directed may result in the dismissal of this matter without further notice.”
Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure “authorizes a district court, upon a
defendant’s motion, to order the dismissal of an action for failure to prosecute or for failure to
comply with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure or ‘a court order.’” Young v. U.S., 316 F.
App’x 764, 771 (10th Cir. 2009) (citing Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b)). “This rule has been interpreted as
permitting district courts to dismiss actions sua sponte when one of these conditions is met.” Id.
(citing Link v. Wabash R.R. Co., 370 U.S. 626, 630–31 (1962); Olsen v. Mapes, 333 F.3d 1199,
1204 n.3 (10th Cir. 2003)). “In addition, it is well established in this circuit that a district court is
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not obligated to follow any particular procedures when dismissing an action without prejudice
under Rule 41(b).” Young, 316 F. App’x at 771–72 (citations omitted).
Plaintiff has failed to submit the initial partial filing fee or to object to the Court’s Order
within the allowed time. Therefore, Plaintiff should show good cause why this case should not
be dismissed without prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(b).
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT Plaintiff is granted until December 7, 2020, in
which to show good cause, in writing, to the Honorable Sam A. Crow, United States District
Judge, why this action should not be dismissed without prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(b) for
failure to comply with court orders.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated November 20, 2020, in Topeka, Kansas.
s/ Sam A. Crow
Sam A. Crow
U.S. Senior District Judge
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