Richardson v. Leblanc et al
RULING : The above-captioned proceeding be DISMISSED, without prejudice, for failure of Plaintiff to correct the deficiencies of which he was notified. Judgment shall be entered accordingly. Signed by Judge John W. deGravelles on 7/31/2017. (LLH)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
LARRY RICHARDSON (# 492156)
JAMES M. LeBLANC, ET AL.
In December 2016, pro se Plaintiff, an inmate confined at the Louisiana State Penitentiary
(ALSP@), Angola, Louisiana, commenced this proceeding that asserts the alleged violation of his
constitutional civil rights pursuant to 42 U.S.C. ' 1983.
Plaintiff complains that in November,
2016 he sustained a fall from his bunk in a housing unit at LSP because the bunks do not have
“safety latters [sic].”
Plaintiff further complains that security officers at LSP have kept him from
seeing a physician and have failed to order x-rays of his back.
Pursuant to correspondence dated January 25, 2017 (R. Doc. 2), the Court directed Plaintiff
to either pay the Court=s filing fee within twenty-one (21) days or submit a properly completed
Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis and Statement of Account, blank copies of which were
attached to the referenced correspondence.
The Court=s correspondence further specifically
advised Plaintiff that Afailure to amend the pleadings or provide the requested information or forms
as indicated will result in the dismissal of your suit by the Court without further notice.@ Id.
A review of the record by the Court reflects that despite notice and an opportunity to
appear, Plaintiff has failed to respond appropriately to the Court=s directives and has failed to
provide an adequate explanation for his failure to do so.1
Accordingly, Plaintiff=s action shall be
The record reflects that Plaintiff has three times submitted pleadings to the Court through
dismissed, without prejudice, because of his failure to correct the deficiencies of which he was
notified and either pay the Court’s filing fee or submit a properly completed motion to proceed in
forma pauperis herein.
IT IS ORDERED that the above-captioned proceeding be DISMISSED, without
prejudice, for failure of Plaintiff to correct the deficiencies of which he was notified. Judgment
shall be entered accordingly.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this 31st day of July, 2017.
JOHN W. deGRAVELLES
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
the regular mail. Whereas the Court accepted Plaintiff’s original Complaint for filing, the Court
advised Plaintiff at that time that Local Rule 5(e)(1) of this Court provides that pleadings submitted
for filing by LSP inmates must be scanned and emailed to the Court by authorized LSP personnel.
See R. Doc. 2. The Court further advised Plaintiff that future submissions “must be submitted in
accordance with Local Rule 5(e)(1)” and, if not, may be returned to Plaintiff unfiled. Id.
Plaintiff twice thereafter attempted to submit motions to proceed in forma pauperis to the Court
for filing, but his submissions were repeatedly returned to him unfiled because of his failure to
comply with the Rule that mandates electronic filing. See R. Docs. 3 and 5. On each such
occasion, the Court provided notice to Plaintiff that his submissions could be “re-submitted in
accordance with Local Rule 5(e)(1).” See id. Notwithstanding, Plaintiff has not done so.
Accordingly, the Court does not consider Plaintiff’s submissions made by regular mail to be proper
filings with the Court or to be responsive to the Court’s Orders.
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