Smith v. Southern Health Partners et al
ORDER DISMISSING CASE without prejudice. Signed by Honorable Mary G Lewis on 2/19/2014. (mcot, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Patrick LeVar Smith,
Southern Health Partners;
) C/A No. 5:14-284-MGL-KDW
This case is before the Court because of Plaintiff’s failure to comply with the magistrate
judge’s Order of February 4, 2014. ECF No. 9.
A review of the record indicates that 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. The mail in which
the Court’s Order was mailed to Plaintiff at the address he provided when he filed the case was
returned to the Court marked “undeliverable” and “unable to forward.” ECF No. 14. Plaintiff has
not contacted the Court with a change of address. As a result. the Court is unable to contact him at
this time to determine his actual intent regarding the continued prosecution of this case.
Plaintiff’s failure to provide the Court with a proper forwarding address at which he can be
reached with communications about this case indicates an 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 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.
/s/Mary Geiger Lewis
United States District Judge
February 19, 2014
Spartanburg, 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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