Phillips v. Washington et al
ORDER directing Plaintiff to advise the court whether he wishes to continue with this case and to file a response to Defendants' motion for summary judgment 33 by August 14, 2015. Plaintiff is further advised that if he fails to respond, this action will be recommended for dismissal with prejudice for failure to prosecute. Signed by Magistrate Judge Shiva V Hodges on 7/31/2015. (gmil)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Joshua Lee Phillips,
Major Gregory Washington, Lieutenant )
Kimberly Garvin, Lieutenant Tonya
Johnson, Lieutenant Williams, Sergeant )
Gibson, Corporal Hanna, Officer
Arend, Officer Crowder, and Officer M. )
C/A No.: 1:14-2655-TLW-SVH
Plaintiff, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, brought this action alleging
violations of his constitutional rights pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Defendants filed a
motion for summary judgment on June 4, 2015. [ECF No. 33]. As Plaintiff is proceeding
pro se, the court entered an order pursuant to Roseboro v. Garrison, 528 F.2d 309 (4th
Cir. 1975), on June 5, 2015, advising him of the importance of the motion for summary
judgment and of the need for him to file an adequate response by July 9, 2015. [ECF No.
34]. Plaintiff was specifically advised that if he failed to respond adequately, Defendants’
motion may be granted.
Notwithstanding the specific warning and instructions set forth in the court’s
Roseboro order, Plaintiff has failed to respond to the motion. As such, it appears to the
court that he does not oppose the motion and wishes to abandon this action. Based on the
foregoing, Plaintiff is directed to advise the court whether he wishes to continue with this
case and to file a response to Defendants’ motion for summary judgment by August 14,
2015.1 Plaintiff is further advised that if he fails to respond, this action will be
recommended for dismissal with prejudice for failure to prosecute. See Davis v. Williams,
588 F.2d 69, 70 (4th Cir. 1978); Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
July 31, 2015
Columbia, South Carolina
Shiva V. Hodges
United States Magistrate Judge
The undersigned initially issued an order setting a deadline of July 28, 2015 for
Plaintiff’s response [ECF No. 36], but the order was returned in the mail on July 29, 2015
[ECF No. 38]. Because it appears Plaintiff remains at Kirkland Correctional Institution,
the undersigned extends the deadline in this order.
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