Abdullah-Malik v. Reynolds et al
ORDER directing the Plaintiff to advise the court whether he wishes to continue with this case and to file a response to Defendants' 37 Motion for Summary Judgment by March 8, 2017. Plaintiff is further advised that if he fails to respond, this action will be recommended for dismissal with prejudice for failure to prosecute. (Response to Motion due by 3/8/2017.) Signed by Magistrate Judge Shiva V. Hodges on 2/22/2017. (bgoo)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Akeen Alin-Nafir Abdullah Malik,
Cecila Reynolds, Warden; Jessica
Edmunds; Beth Tidwell; and Catherine
C/A No.: 1:16-53-RBH-SVH
Akeen Alin-Nafir Abdullah Malik (“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 December 16, 2016.
[ECF No. 37]. As Plaintiff is proceeding pro se, the court entered an order pursuant to
Roseboro v. Garrison, 528 F.2d 309 (4th Cir. 1975), advising him of the importance of
the motion and of the need for him to file an adequate response. [ECF Nos. 38]. Plaintiff
was specifically advised that if he failed to respond adequately, Defendants’ motion may
be granted. Id. On January 23, 2017, the undersigned extended Plaintiff’s deadline,
granting him until February 21, 2017, to respond to Defendants’ motion. [ECF No. 41].
Notwithstanding the specific warning and instructions set forth in the court’s
Roseboro order, Plaintiff 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 by March 8, 2017. 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.
February 22, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
Shiva V. Hodges
United States Magistrate Judge
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