Shirley v. TDCJ-CID et al
ORDER OF DISMISSAL ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS for 11 Report and Recommendations. ORDERED that the complaint is DISMISSED without prejudice. Finally, it is ORDERED that all motions by either party not previously ruled on are hereby DENIED. Signed by Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III on 10/17/2017. (daj, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
CHARLES ELLIS SHIRLEY, #2071816
TDCJ-CID, ET AL.
CIVIL ACTION NO. 4:16cv578
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
This case was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Christine A. Nowak, who issued
a Report and Recommendation concluding that the prisoner civil rights case filed pursuant to
42 U.S.C. § 1983 should be dismissed without prejudice for failure to prosecute. Plaintiff filed
objections. In Plaintiff’s objections, he contends that he should not be required to complete the
standardized § 1983 form since he has filed numerous cases with the Court previously. He asserts
that the Court should examine his prior cases and pull the required information from them.
Plaintiff also alleges he was unable to obtain the standardized form. However, the Clerk of
the Court forwarded a standardized § 1983 form to Plaintiff on December 2, 2016, for his
convenience although the Choice Moore Unit in Bonham, Texas, represents that the forms are
available to inmates. Notwithstanding the Court's provision of the form, Plaintiff still failed to
submit the standardized form. A district court may dismiss an action for failure to prosecute or to
comply with any order of the court. McCullough v. Lynaugh, 835 F.2d 1126, 1127 (5th Cir.
1988); Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b). Plaintiff failed to comply with the Court’s Orders.
In the interest of justice, the Magistrate Judge permitted Plaintiff an opportunity to
comply. Instead, Plaintiff filed an interlocutory appeal, at which point the case was stayed and
administratively closed. On June 5, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
dismissed Plaintiff’s interlocutory appeal. On September 12, 2017, the instant case was reopened.
As of today’s date, Plaintiff still has not complied with the Court’s Orders from September 28, 2016,
and December 2, 2016, to submit a standardized § 1983 civil rights form. He has failed to prosecute
The Report of the Magistrate Judge, which contains proposed findings of fact and
recommendations for the disposition of the case, has been presented for consideration. The Court
has conducted a de novo review of the objections raised by Plaintiff to the Report and concludes that
the findings and conclusions of the Magistrate Judge are correct, and adopts the same as the findings
and conclusions of the Court. It is accordingly
ORDERED that the complaint is DISMISSED without prejudice. Finally, it is
ORDERED that all motions by either party not previously ruled on are hereby DENIED.
SIGNED this 17th day of October, 2017.
AMOS L. MAZZANT
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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