Lawrence v. Eagleton et al
ORDER dismissing the case without prejudice. Signed by Honorable Cameron McGowan Currie on 11/8/2016. (bgoo)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
ROCK HILL DIVISION
C/A No. 0:16-2882-CMC
Willie Eagleton, Warden, ECI; Jane Doe,
Mailroom Super, ECI,
This case is before the court because of Plaintiff’s failure to comply with the Magistrate
Judge’s orders of September 1, 2016, and October 3, 2016. ECF Nos. 6, 12.
A review of the record indicates the Magistrate Judge ordered Plaintiff to submit items
needed to render this case into proper form within twenty-one days, and specifically informed
Plaintiff that if he failed to do so, this case would be dismissed without prejudice. ECF No. 6.
After the Magistrate Judge issued the first proper form order, Plaintiff submitted a motion for
abeyance/stay of the proceeding, but did not provide the information needed to bring this action
into proper form. ECF No. 8. Subsequently, the Magistrate Judge issued a second proper form
order, which also denied Plaintiff’s motion to stay. ECF No. 12. Plaintiff did not respond to the
court’s second order and the time for response has expired.
The mail in which the orders were sent to Plaintiff at the address provided when the case
was filed has not been returned to the court, thus it is presumed that Plaintiff received the orders,
but has neglected to comply within the time permitted under the orders.
Plaintiff’s lack of appropriate response to the proper form orders indicates intent to not
continue prosecuting this case and subjects this case to dismissal. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b) (district
courts may dismiss an action if a Plaintiff fails to comply with “any order of the court”); see also
Chandler Leasing Corp. v. Lopez, 669 F.2d 919, 920 (4th Cir. 1982) (court may dismiss sua
Accordingly, this case is dismissed without prejudice. The Clerk of Court shall close the
IT IS SO ORDERED.
NOTICE OF RIGHT TO APPEAL
The parties are hereby notified of the right to appeal this Order within the time
period set forth under Rules 3 and 4 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
s/ Cameron McGowan Currie
CAMERON MCGOWAN CURRIE
Senior United States District Judge
Columbia, South Carolina
November 8, 2016
Under General Order, Misc. No. 3:07-5014-JFA, this dismissal without prejudice does not
count as a “strike” for purposes of the “three strikes” provision of 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g). If
Plaintiff wishes to bring this action in the future, he should obtain new forms for doing so from
the Clerk’s Office in Columbia (901 Richland Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201).
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