Simmons v. McFadden
ORDER re 19 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Joseph McFadden. Petitioner shall have through March 23, 2015, to file his response to the motion for summary judgment. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jacquelyn D Austin on 3/3/2015. (abuc)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
) Civil Action No.: 8:14-cv-03827-JMC-JDA
Petitioner brought this action seeking relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. On
January 21, 2015, Respondent filed a motion for summary judgment. [Doc. 19.] By Order
of this Court filed the same day pursuant to Roseboro v. Garrison, 528 F.2d 309 (4th Cir.
1975), Petitioner was advised of the summary judgment/dismissal procedure and the
possible consequences if he failed to respond adequately. [Doc. 21.] Despite this
explanation, Petitioner elected not to respond to the motion.
As Petitioner has failed to respond to the motion for summary judgment, it appears
to the Court that he wishes to abandon this action. Therefore,
IT IS ORDERED that Petitioner shall have through March 23, 2015, to file his
response to the motion for summary judgment. Petitioner is advised that if he fails to
respond, this action will be subject to dismissal for failure to prosecute pursuant to
Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b), and for failure to comply with this Court’s orders, pursuant to Rule
41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the factors outlined in Chandler Leasing
Corp. v. Lopez, 669 F.2d 919, 920 (4th Cir.1982). See Ballard v. Carlson, 882 F.2d 93
(4th Cir. 1989). The dismissal will be considered an adjudication on the merits, i.e., with
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Jacquelyn D. Austin
United States Magistrate Judge
March 3, 2015
Greenville, South Carolina
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