Price v. Siri et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding plaintiff's claims. Signed by Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin on 12/29/2014. (bjc, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:14cv283
Plaintiff Chavez Price, an inmate at the Jester IV Unit of the
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions
pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against several prison officials.1
On November 7, 2014, the court entered an order directing
plaintiff to submit a statement certified by an appropriate prison
plaintiff’s inmate trust account during the preceding six month
Plaintiff was given 20 days to comply with the court’s
Plaintiff acknowledged receipt of the court’s order on
This case was directly assigned to the undersigned magistrate judge
pursuant to this district’s General Order 14-10. Plaintiff has provided
voluntary written consent to have the assigned magistrate judge conduct all
further proceedings in this case, including entry of final judgment, in
accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636. The defendants in this action have not been
served with process and, as a result, have not appeared. As a result, their
consent is not needed for the undersigned to make a final determination in
this matter. See Neals v. Norwood, 59 F.3d 530, 532 (5th Cir. 1995).
November 19, 2014.
However, plaintiff has not complied with the
court’s order or otherwise contacted the court regarding this
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b) authorizes a district
court to dismiss an action for failure to prosecute or for failure
to comply with any order of the court.
1030, 1031 (5th Cir. 1998).
Larson v. Scott, 157 F.3d
“This authority [under Rule 41(b)]
flows from the court’s inherent power to control its docket and
prevent undue delays in the disposition of pending cases.” Boudwin
v. Graystone Insurance Co., Ltd., 756 F.2d 399, 401 (5th Cir.
By failing to comply with the order described above, plaintiff
has failed to diligently prosecute this case.
As a result, this
case will be dismissed without prejudice for want of prosecution.
dismissed without prejudice pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil
Procedure 41(b). An appropriate final judgment shall be entered.
If plaintiff wishes to have this case reinstated on the court’s
docket, he may do so by providing the court with a copy of the
statement described above within 60 days of the date set forth
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KEITH F. GIBLIN
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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