Smith v. Kelley et al
MEMORANDUM ORDER ADOPTING 6 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ORDERING that action is DISMISSED without prejudice for failure to prosecute and FINALLY Ordering all motions pending are hereby DENIED. Signed by Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III on 8/26/2016. (sm, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
HAROLD DUANE SMITH
WENDY KELLEY, ET AL.
CIVIL ACTION NO. 5:15cv182
MEMORANDUM ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
AND ENTERING FINAL JUDGMENT
The Plaintiff Harold Smith, a former inmate of the Bowie County Correctional Center
proceeding pro se, filed this civil rights lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. §1983 complaining of alleged
violations of his constitutional rights. This Court referred the case to the United States Magistrate
Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §636(b)(1) and (3) and the Amended Order for the Adoption of Local
Rules for the Assignment of Duties to United States Magistrate Judges.
The Clerk sent Plaintiff a docket sheet, consent form, and pro se packet after he filed the
lawsuit, but the mail was returned as undeliverable. Plaintiff did not notify the Court of any new
mailing address or his current whereabouts. The Court thereupon issued a Report recommending
the lawsuit be dismissed without prejudice for failure to prosecute. This Report was also returned
as undeliverable. Thus, no objections to the Report have been received.
To date, Plaintiff has not notified the Court of his present mailing address or current
whereabouts. Accordingly, he is barred from de novo review by the district judge of those findings,
conclusions, and recommendations and, except upon grounds of plain error, from appellate review
of the unobjected-to proposed factual findings and legal conclusions accepted and adopted by the
district court. Douglass v. United Services Automobile Association, 79 F.3d 1415, 1430 (5th Cir.
1996) (en banc).
The Court has reviewed the pleadings in this cause and the Report of the Magistrate Judge.
Upon such review, the Court has determined the Report of the Magistrate Judge is correct. See
United States v. Wilson, 864 F.2d 1219, 1221 (5th Cir.), cert. denied, 492 U.S. 918, 109 S.Ct. 3243
(1989) (where no objections to a Magistrate Judge’s Report are filed, the standard of review is
“clearly erroneous, abuse of discretion and contrary to law”). It is accordingly
ORDERED the Report of the Magistrate Judge (docket no. 6) is ADOPTED as the opinion
of the District Court. It is further
ORDERED the above-styled civil action is DISMISSED without prejudice for failure to
prosecute. Finally, it is
ORDERED any and all motions which may be pending in this civil action are hereby
SIGNED this 26th day of August, 2016.
ROBERT W. SCHROEDER III
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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