Kirtman v. Helbig et al
ORDER: Defendant John Doe-2 is DISMISSED without prejudice. Signed by Honorable Timothy M Cain on 07/10/2017. (dsto, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
) C/A No. 4:16-2839-TMC-TER
S.I.A. Lt. Dumbar,
Case Manager McCellan,
Hospital Administrator, Jane Doe-1,
Assistant Hospital Administrator Whitehurst,
Assistant Warden Landford,
Assistant Warden John Doe-2
Register Nurse K. Caluago,
Register Nurse Jane Doe-3,
Correctional Officer John Doe-4,
Unit Manager Horton,
M.D. Jesus Fernandez,
M.D. Ross Quinn,
P.A. Brisitte Wolverton,
Warden John Doe-5,
Derrick E. Kirtman, #08020-062,
This is a civil action filed by Plaintiff, a federal prisoner, proceeding pro se, alleging
violations of his constitutional rights against federal employees in their individual capacity under
Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of the Fed. Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971).
On March 23, 2017, the Clerk of Court issued the summons for Defendant John Doe-2 as
well as several other Defendants. (ECF No. 74). The summons as to Defendant John Doe-2 was
returned unexecuted from the U.S. Marshal with the notation that the Defendant could not be
identified. (ECF No. 73). On April 19, 2017, the court ordered Plaintiff to provide updated service
forms with more specific identifying information for Defendant John Doe-2 and warned that
dismissal was possible if he did not respond to the order and provide the requested information.
(ECF No. 74). Plaintiff has failed to respond to the order and failed to submit additional service
documents with specific identifying information for Defendant John Doe-2.
The Court has not received any response from Plaintiff. The mail in which the orders were
sent to Plaintiff at the address provided has not been returned to the court, thus it is presumed that
Plaintiff received the orders, but has neglected to comply with the orders within the time permitted
under the orders. Plaintiff’s lack of response indicates an intent to not prosecute against Defendant
John Doe-2, and subjects Defendant John Doe-2 to dismissal . See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b)(district
courts may dismiss an action if a Plaintiff fails to comply with an order of the court); see also
Ballard v. Carlson, 882 F.2d 93, 95 (4th Cir. 1989)(dismissal with prejudice appropriate where
warning given); Chandler Leasing Corp. v. Lopez, 669 F.2d 919, 920 (4th Cir. 1982)(court may
dismiss sua sponte).
Accordingly, Defendant John Doe-2 is DISMISSED without prejudice.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Timothy M. Cain
Timothy M. Cain
United States District Judge
July 10, 2017
Anderson, South Carolina
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