Blevins v. Swing et al

Filing 5

MEMORANDUM OPINION - Signed by Chief District Judge Thomas A Varlan on 2/09/2018. (copy mailed to Jason Blevins) (KMK, )

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE JASON BLEVINS, Plaintiff, v. AUSTIN SWING, TIM LOKEY, MARY WEST, JENNIFFER LITTLE, TABITHA PHILPOT, SOUTHERN HEALTH GROUP, BECKY and TONYA EDWARDS, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No.: 4:17-CV-76-TAV-SKL MEMORANDUM OPINION This pro se prisoner’s civil rights action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 was filed on December 7, 2017 [Doc. 1]. On January 3, 2018, the Court entered a Memorandum and Order screening the complaint to determine whether, inter alia, the pleading failed to state a claim which would entitle Plaintiff to relief under § 1983 [Doc. 3]. The Court found that the complaint, as pled, failed to state a claim, but that it might state a claim if Plaintiff amended certain allegations [Id.]. Thus, the Court allowed Plaintiff twenty-one days from that date to amend those allegations [Id.]. More than twenty-one days have passed, and Plaintiff has failed to amend his complaint or otherwise respond to the Court’s order. Therefore, this case will be DISMISSED for failure to state a claim for relief, 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2), and for Plaintiff’s failure to prosecute and to comply with the orders of this Court, Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b). AN APPROPRIATE ORDER WILL ENTER. s/ Thomas A. Varlan CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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