Perez v. Fuller et al
ORDER. This case is dismissed without prejudice. The Clerk of Court shall close the file. Signed by The Honorable J Michelle Childs on 5/2/2014. (hcic, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
John and Jane Does;
Michael L Fair, and
Boyd H. Parr,
) C/A No. 5:13-3254-JMC
This case is before the Court because of Plaintiff’s failure to comply with the magistrate
judge’s Order of January 23, 2014. ECF No. 15.
A review of the record indicates that the magistrate judge originally assigned to this case
ordered Plaintiff to submit items (Forms USM-285 and answers to special interrogatories) needed
to render this case into proper form and provide sufficient information to permit a proper initial
review within twenty-one days, and specifically informed Plaintiff that if he failed to do so, this case
would be dismissed without prejudice. The mail in which the Court’s Order was sent to Plaintiff at
the address he provided when he filed the case has not been returned, thus is presumed that Plaintiff
received the Court’s most recent Order, but decided not to respond. Plaintiff’s lack of response to
the Order indicates an intent to discontinue prosecution of this case.
Plaintiff’s failure to respond and his presumed intent to not continue prosecuting 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 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, this case is dismissed without prejudice. The Clerk of Court shall close the
IT IS SO ORDERED.
J. Michelle Childs
United States District Judge
May 2, 2014
Greenville, South Carolina
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).
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.
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