Smith #482999 et al v. Washington et al
ORDER to file amended complaint with all signatures within 14 days: signed by Magistrate Judge Ray Kent (Magistrate Judge Ray Kent, fhw)
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
HENRY LEE SMITH et al,
Case No. 1:17-cv-285
Honorable Paul L. Maloney
DIANE WASHINGTON et al.,
ORDER REGARDING AMENDED COMPLAINT
This is a civil rights action brought by several state prisoners pursuant to 42 U.S.C.
§ 1983. The Court has previously dismissed Plaintiffs Cromer and Jackson for failing to pay their
portion of the filing fee and Plaintiff Perry for failing to either submit the documents necessary to
apply to proceed in forma pauperis or pay the filing fee. (Orders, ECF No. 16, 17.) By order entered
July 25, 2017 (ECF No. 19), the Court directed Plaintiffs to file an amended pleading on the form
required for prisoner civil rights actions under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff Smith promptly responded
with an amended complaint (ECF No. 20). The amended complaint, although not on the required
form, roughly tracks the information required by the form. The complaint, however, was signed only
by Plaintiff Smith. The case may proceed with only Plaintiff Smith; however, if the remaining
Plaintiffs Turner, Flakes, Sardin, and Madlock, wish to continue as Plaintiffs in this action, each
must also sign the complaint. Plaintiffs have fourteen days to submit the amended complaint signed
by each Plaintiff that wishes to continue with the action.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: August 29, 2017
/s/ Ray Kent
United States Magistrate Judge
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