MATTHEWS v. CAMDEN COUNTY JAIL
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Chief Judge Jerome B. Simandle on 11/18/2016. (dmr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
DONALD L. MATTHEWS,
No. 16-8247 (JBS-AMD)
CAMDEN COUNTY JAIL,
SIMANDLE, Chief District Judge
On November 4, 2016, Plaintiff Donald Matthews
submitted an amended complaint alleging violations of his
constitutional rights pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
Mail sent to Plaintiff at his listed address was
returned as undeliverable on November 15, 2016. Docket Entry 2.
Local Civil Rule 10.1(a) requires unrepresented
parties to notify the Court of any change in address within 7
days. The Rule further provides that, failure to file such
notice “may result in the imposition of sanctions by the Court.”
Id. Indeed, failure to apprise the Court of an address change
may result in the outright dismissal of the case for failure to
proceed, or an administrative termination of the action without
prejudice. See, e.g., Boretsky v. Corzine, No. 08-2265, 2008 WL
2512916 (D.N.J. June 23, 2008); Allebach v. Cathell, No. 065005, 2009 WL 2147145 (D.N.J. July 15, 2009).
As the Court does not have a current address for
Plaintiff, the matter cannot proceed at this time. The Court
will therefore administratively terminate the proceedings
without prejudice to Plaintiff’s right to reinstate this action
by notifying the Court of his address within 30 days.
Failure to provide an updated address within 30 days
of the date of this Order may result in the matter being
dismissed for lack of prosecution.
An appropriate Order follows.
November 18, 2016
s/ Jerome B. Simandle
JEROME B. SIMANDLE
Chief U.S. District Judge
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