Clark v. James
ORDER - The plaintiff's motion for decision and appeals 20 and motion for leave to proceed IFP 21 are denied. Ordered by Senior Judge Lyle E. Strom. (Copy mailed to pro se party) (KBJ)
-PRSE Clark v. James
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA KENNETH W. CLARK, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) JAMES, ) ) Defendant. ) ______________________________)
This matter is before the Court on plaintiff's motion for decision and appeals (Filing No. 20) and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis ("IFP") (Filing No. 21). will address each motion in turn. I. Motion for Decision and Appeals The Court
In his motion for decision and appeals, plaintiff states that he "would very much appreciate a speedy trial." However, the Court dismissed this matter and entered judgment against plaintiff on July 2, 2010 (Filing Nos. 16 and 17). Therefore, plaintiff's motion for decision and appeals will be denied as moot.1
To the extent that plaintiff intended his motion for decision and appeals to act as a notice of appeal, his motion is also denied. Plaintiff filed his motion more than thirty days after the Court entered judgment in this matter. (See Docket Sheet.) Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(1) requires that the notice of appeal in a civil case be filed within thirty days after judgment is entered. "A timely notice of appeal is both mandatory and jurisdictional." Burgs v. Johnson County, Iowa, 79 F.3d 701, 702 (8th Cir. 1996).
Motion for Leave to Proceed IFP
Plaintiff also seeks leave to proceed IFP in this matter (Filing No. 21.) However, the Court previously granted As discussed
plaintiff leave to proceed IFP (Filing No. 7).
above, the Court dismissed this matter and entered judgment against plaintiff on July 2, 2010 (Filing Nos. 16 and 17.) Therefore, plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed IFP will also be denied as moot.2 IT IS ORDERED that plaintiff's motion for decision and appeals (Filing No. 20) and motion for leave to proceed IFP (Filing No. 21) are denied. DATED this 31st day of August, 2010. BY THE COURT: /s/ Lyle E. Strom ____________________________ LYLE E. STROM, Senior Judge United States District Court
To the extent that plaintiff intended his motion for leave to proceed IFP to act as a motion for leave to appeal IFP, his motion is denied. As discussed above, plaintiff failed to file a notice of appeal within thirty days after judgment was entered in this matter. -2-
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