Dunn v. Gray et al (RHC)
MEMORANDUM OPINION in support of the following Order dismissing this case. Signed by Chief District Judge Thomas A. Varlan on 3/3/17. (c/m)(ADA)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
JOSHUA DUNN, # 412303,
JAMES GRAY, et al.,
This pro se prisoner’s civil rights action filed under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 is before the Court
upon Plaintiff’s failure to comply with the Amended Scheduling Order entered on July 27, 2016
[Doc. 44]. That Order provided that Plaintiff was to file his Pretrial Narrative Statement on or
before February 22, 2017 [Id. ¶ 3], and Plaintiff was forewarned in the prior Scheduling Order
that, unless he complied with that filing deadline, his case would be dismissed [Doc. 41 ¶ 6].
The filing deadline has passed, and Plaintiff has failed to file his Pretrial Narrative Statement.
Accordingly, this action will be DISMISSED for Plaintiff’s failure to prosecute and to
comply with the orders of the court. Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b). Given the reason for this dismissal,
the Court will CERTIFY that any appeal taken in this matter would not be taken in good faith.
28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3). Thus, should Plaintiff file a notice of appeal, he must also submit an
application for leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal and a certified copy of his inmate
trust account statement for the six months preceding the filing of the notice of appeal. 28 U.S.C.
§ 1915(a)(2). The Clerk will be DIRECTED to CLOSE this case.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/ Thomas A. Varlan
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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