Weaver v. Bernsen
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this action is DISMISSED without prejudice. An Order of Dismissal will be filed separately. Signed by District Judge Ronnie L. White on April 23, 2014. (BRP)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
JOSEPH ANTONIO WEAVER,
HERBERT L. BERNSEN,
No. 4:15CV629 RLW
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Joseph Weaver has filed this civil rights action on behalf of several other prisoners at the
St. Louis City Justice Center. He has not named himself as a plaintiff, and he purports to be the
other inmates ' agent. However, plaintiff is not authorized to practice law.
Non-lawyers may sue on their own behalf, but they may not sue on behalf of others. See
28 U.S .C. § 1654; see also 7A Wright, Miller & Kane, Federal Practice and Procedure: Civil 3d
§ 1769.1 ("class representatives cannot appear pro se."). As a result, this action has not been
properly filed, and it is summarily dismissed.
If any of the prisoners named in the complaint wish to file a civil rights action based on
the facts alleged in the complaint, they must file individual lawsuits.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this action is DISMISSED without prejudice.
An Order of Dismissal will be filed separately.
Dated this t)3 day of April, 2015.
RONNIE L. WHITE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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