Voyles v. Baker et al

Filing 9

Order of Dismissal. Signed by District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey on 4/21/09. (Bax, Laura)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI CENTRAL DIVISION D A V I D VOYLES,RegisterNo. 176039, Plaintiff. v. THOMAS A. BAKER, et al., N o . 09-4032-CV-C-NKL Defendants. ORDER On March5,2}}9,plaintiff David Voyleswasordered payan initial partialfiling fee to of $11.03.Plaintiff wasadvised "[df the initial partialfiling feeis not received that within thirty daysfrom the dateof this Order,this case will be dismissed without furthernotice." Plaintiffhas failedto respond the order. A districtcourthaspowerto dismissan actionfor failureof the to plaintiff to complywith "a courtorder." Fed.R. Civ. P. 41(b). As stated M.S. v. Wermers, in 557F.2d 170,175(8th Cir. 1977), "[s]uch actionmay betakenon the court'sown motion,Welsh v . Automatic PoultryFeeder ,439 F.2d95,96(8thCir. l97l).' Pro selitigants not Co. are excused from complyingwith courtorders.Farnsworth Kansas v. City. Mo., 863F.2d33, 34 (gth C i r . 1988); Henderson Renaissance v. Grand Hotel,267Fed.Appx. 496,49718tr 200g) Cir. (unpublished(Westlaw). ) 'oThe 'sanction imposed the by districtcourtmustbe proportionate the litigant's to t r a n s g r e s s i o n '. ." Doev. Cassel, F.3d996,9gg-90 Cir. 2005)(quoting . 403 (gtr Rodgers v. C u r a t o r s Univ. of Mo., 135F.3d1216(8th of Cir. 199S)). Dismissal, withoutprejudice, is appropriate here. Amick v. Ashlock,113Fed.Appx. I9l,lg2 (8trCir. 2004)(unpublished) (Westlaw)(dismissal, without prejudice, failureto payinitial filing fee ordered the court); for by C o s b y Meadors, F.3d 1324,1328-31 Cir. 2003)(affirming v. 351 (1Oth dismissal prisoner,s of complaintfor failureto payassessed filing fee). Plaintiff is notifiedthat if he decides file an appeal the United States to to Courtof Appealsfor the EighthCircuit,he will be required paythe full $455.00 to appellate filing fee, regardless the outcome theappeal.Henderson Norris of of v. ,l2g F.3d 4gl,4g4(gthcir. lggT). In Henderson, Eighthcircuit stated by filing a noticeof appeal, prisoner/appellant the that the consents the deductionof the initial partial appellatefiling fee andthe to remaininginstallments from theprisoner's account prisonofficials. by THEREFOREIT IS ORDEREDthatplaintiff s claimsin this case dismissed, , are without prejudice. NANETTE K. LAUGHREY United States District Judge D a t e d\:- Z l - tl o1 Jefferson City, Missouri

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