Parrott Jr. v. Livingston et al
MEMORANDUM ORDER adopting 42 Report and Recommendation. Ordered that the above-styled civil action is dismissed without prejudice for failure to prosecute or to obey an order of the Court. Ordered that the statute of limitations on the cl aims raised in this lawsuit is suspended for a period of ninety days following the date of entry of final judgment in this case. Ordered that any and all motions which may be pending in this action are hereby denied.. Signed by Judge Ron Clark on 5/22/2017. (bjc, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
JIMMIE MARK PARROTT
BRAD LIVINGSTON, ET AL.
CIVIL ACTION NO. 6:15cv866
MEMORANDUM ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
AND ENTERING FINAL JUDGMENT
The Plaintiff Jimmie Parrott, a former inmate of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice,
Correctional Institutions Division, filed this civil rights lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. §1983 complaining
of alleged violations of his constitutional rights. This Court ordered that the case be referred 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.
Parrott filed his lawsuit while he was in confinement. Accordingly, he is required to pay the
full $350.00 filing fee and the fact he was released after filing the lawsuit did not affect this
obligation, which arose at the moment the lawsuit was filed. Gay v. Texas Department of
Corrections, State Jail Division, 117 F.3d 240, 242 (5th Cir. 1997); Hatchet v. Nettles, 201 F.3d 651,
653 (5th Cir. 2000).
Upon his release, Parrott could no longer satisfy the filing fee requirement through periodic
payments from an inmate trust account, as provided for in 28 U.S.C. §1915(b)(2). The Magistrate
Judge therefore ordered Parrott to pay the statutory filing fee through monthly payments of $10.00,
with the first payment due on December 15, 2016. Parrott was subsequently granted an extension
of time until February 6, 2017, but no payments have been forthcoming.
The Magistrate Judge also directed Parrot to file an amended complaint by December 8,
2016, setting out a short and plain statement of his claim. The order provided guidance by directing
Parrott to set out all of the claims he wished to raise and name all of the Defendants whom he wished
to sue. Parrott was granted an extension of time until February 6, 2017. While he did file an
amended complaint, this amended complaint did not comply with the Magistrate Judge’s order
because it did not name any defendants, much less explain how anyone was involved in the facts
forming the basis of the claim.
On March 6, 2017, the Magistrate Judge issued a Report recommending that the lawsuit be
dismissed for failure to prosecute or to obey an order of the Court. The Magistrate Judge also
recommended that the statute of limitations be suspended for a period of 90 days following the date
of entry of the order of dismissal.
Parrott received a copy of this Report on March 14, 2017, but filed no objections;
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 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 that 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 that the Report of the Magistrate Judge (docket no. 42) is ADOPTED as the
opinion of the District Court. It is further
ORDERED that the above-styled civil action is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE
for failure to prosecute or to obey an order of the Court. It is further
ORDERED that the statute of limitations on the claims raised in this lawsuit is
SUSPENDED for a period of ninety days following the date of entry of final judgment in this case.
This suspension of the limitation period affects only those claims which were not barred by
limitations as of the date the original complaint was signed, on July 6, 2015. Finally, it is
ORDERED that any and all motions which may be pending in this action are hereby
So ORDERED and SIGNED this 22 day of May, 2017.
Ron Clark, United States District Judge
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