William v. Williamson Medical Center et al
MEMORANDUM. This case will be DISMISSED by separate order for Plaintiffs failure to comply with the orders of this Court. Signed by District Judge Harry S Mattice, Jr on 10/12/2016. (BDG, ) Modified on 10/12/2016 (BDG, ). Mailed to Martin.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
WILLIAM TERRANCE MARTIN,
WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER,
WEST TENNESSEE STATE
PENITENTIARY, et al.,
On January 15, 2015, the Court entered an order in this pro se prisoner’s civil rights
action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, advising Plaintiff of his obligation to either pay the filing fee or
to submit an application for leave to proceed in forma pauperis, supported by a certified copy of
his six-month trust account statement [Doc. 3]. The Court further advised Plaintiff of certain
deficiencies in his complaint and warned him that, unless within thirty days, he filed a completed
and signed amended complaint, correcting those deficiencies, along with either the $400.00 civil
filing fee or a properly supported in forma pauperis application, his case would be dismissed for
failure to prosecute and to comply with the orders of the Court [Id.].
More than thirty days have passed since entry of the order, and while Plaintiff has filed an
amended complaint, the deficiencies cited in the order remain uncorrected in the amended
pleading [Doc. 4]. Equally important, Plaintiff has not submitted either the civil filing fee or a
motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis in this action.
Accordingly, this case will be DISMISSED by separate order for Plaintiff’s failure to
comply with the orders of this Court. Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Link
v. Wabash R. Co., 370 U.S. 626, 630-31 (1962) (recognizing a court’s authority to dismiss a case
sua sponte for lack of prosecution).
/s/ Harry S. Mattice, Jr._______
HARRY S. MATTICE, JR.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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