Clark et al v. Chevvront et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER on the court's own motion. This matter is dismissed without prejudice because Plaintiff failed to prosecute this matter diligently and failed to comply with this court's orders. Plaintiff's Motion to Appoint Counsel and Motion for Expungement of Record (filing no. 6 ) is denied as moot. A separate judgment will be entered in accordance with this Memorandum and Order. Ordered by Judge John M. Gerrard. (Copy mailed to pro se party)(MKR)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
KENNETH W. CLARK,
JEFFRE CHEVVRONT, et al.,
This matter is before the court on its own motion. On May 6, 2013, the court
informed Plaintiff that to ensure further consideration of his Complaint, he needed to
either tender the $350.00 filing fee to the Clerk of the court or submit a request to
proceed in forma pauperis and an affidavit of poverty in support thereof. (Filing No.
5.) The court provided pauper’s forms for Plaintiff’s use and stated the forms “should
be completed and returned to this court.” (Id.) The court gave Plaintiff until June 6,
2013, to comply with its May 6, 2013, Memorandum and Order. (Id.) In doing so,
the court warned Plaintiff that his failure to comply could result in dismissal of the
On May 10, 2013, Plaintiff filed a Motion to Appoint Counsel and Motion for
Expungement of Record. (Filing No. 6.) However, Plaintiff did not pay the court’s
filing fee or complete and return the pauper’s forms by the court’s June 6, 2013,
deadline. (See Docket Sheet.) Accordingly, this matter is dismissed because Plaintiff
failed to comply with the court’s May 6, 2013, Memorandum and Order.1
The court notes that Plaintiff’s Complaint raises claims relating to a criminal
conviction and seeks expungement of his criminal record. (Filing No. 1.) However,
a plaintiff may not use 42 U.S.C. § 1983 to cast doubt on the legality of his
conviction, even when he is no longer incarcerated. See Heck v. Humphrey, 512 U.S.
477, 486-87, 490 n.10 (1994); see also Miranda v. Yuma Cnty., No. 02-15824, 2002
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that:
This matter is dismissed without prejudice because Plaintiff failed to
prosecute this matter diligently and failed to comply with this court’s orders.
Plaintiff’s Motion to Appoint Counsel and Motion for Expungement of
Record (filing no. 6) is denied as moot.
A separate judgment will be entered in accordance with this
Memorandum and Order.
DATED this 11th day of June, 2013.
BY THE COURT:
s/ John M. Gerrard
United States District Judge
WL 31803840 (9th Cir. Dec. 2, 2002) (concluding district court properly dismissed
plaintiff’s expungement claim because he could not collaterally attack his conviction
under section 1983). Such claims must be preceded by a favorable outcome in a
habeas corpus or similar proceeding in a state or federal forum.
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