Benyi v. La Posada et al

Filing 4

ORDER OF DISMISSAL by District Judge Kenneth J. Gonzales. (tah)

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Case 2:20-cv-01244-KG-KBM Document 4 Filed 01/08/21 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO JOHN JOSEPH BENYI, Plaintiff, v. Civ. No. 20-1244 KG-KBM LA POSADA, et al, Defendants. ORDER OF DISMISSAL This matter is before the Court following Plaintiff’s failure to prosecute this action. Plaintiff is incarcerated and pro se. He initiated this action on November 30, 2020, by filing a Civil Rights Complaint and Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. (Docs. 1, 2). By an Order entered December 7, 2020, the Court granted the motion and directed Plaintiff to make an initial partial payment of $8.74. (Doc. 3) at 1. Such payment is required by statute. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b). The amount represents 20% of the greater of Plaintiff’s average monthly deposits or average monthly balance for the six-month period preceding this action. Id. The Order warned that the failure to timely comply will result in the dismissal of this case without further notice. The deadline to make the initial partial payment was January 6, 2021. Plaintiff did not comply or otherwise respond to the Order. Hence, the Court will dismiss this case without prejudice pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b). See Olsen v. Mapes, 333 F.3d 1199, 1204 n. 3 (10th Cir. 2003) (“Rule 41(b) … has long been interpreted to permit courts to dismiss actions sua sponte for a plaintiff's failure to prosecute or comply with the … court’s orders.”). IT IS ORDERED: Case 2:20-cv-01244-KG-KBM Document 4 Filed 01/08/21 Page 2 of 2 1. Plaintiff’s Civil Rights Complaint (Doc. 1) is dismissed without prejudice to refiling; and 2. The Court will enter a separate judgment closing the civil case. _________________________________ UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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