HARVEY v. DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP POLICE et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Robert B. Kugler on 10/10/2017. (dmr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
RAYMOND D HARVEY,
No. 17-4648 (RBK-KMW)
DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP POLICE, et al.,
Kugler, District Judge
On June 26, 2017, plaintiff Raymond D. Harvey filed a civil rights complaint.
This Court granted the plaintiff’s application to proceed in forma pauperis on
August 2, 2017.
Mail sent to plaintiff was returned as undeliverable on August 8, 2017. Another
piece of mail was returned to the Court on August 14, 2017. Plaintiff has not contacted the Court
in the intervening time to provide an updated address.
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. 082265, 2008 WL 2512916 (D.N.J. June 23, 2008); Allebach v. Cathell, No. 06-5005, 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 and defendants of his
new 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.
Date: October 10, 2017
s/Robert B. Kugler
ROBERT B. KUGLER
U.S. District Judge
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