Cota v. Copper Hills Youth Center et al

Filing 7

MEMORANDUM DECISION AND ORDER. Signed by Judge Howard C. Nielson, Jr. on 7/29/2022. (dkc)

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THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF UTAH MICHAEL COTA, Plaintiff, v. COPPER HILLS YOUTH CENTER et al., Defendants. MEMORANDUM DECISION AND ORDER Case No. 2:22-CV-187-HCN Howard C. Nielson, Jr. United States District Judge Plaintiff filed his civil complaint in this case as a prisoner. See Dkt. No. 5. On April 5, 2022, he was granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis under 28 U.S.C. § 1915. See Dkt. No. 5. In granting Plaintiff’s motion for leave, the court ordered that “Plaintiff shall have thirty days from the date of this order to file with the court a certified copy of his inmate trust account statements,” and warned that “[i]f Plaintiff does not fully comply, the complaint will be dismissed.” 1 Id. Plaintiff has not complied with that order or otherwise communicated with the court in almost four months. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff shall file a brief showing cause why this case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute or to comply with court orders no later than August 29, 2022. See D. Utah Civ. R. 83-1.3(e). Failure to do so will result in this action’s 1 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(2) requires that a prisoner seeking to proceed in forma pauperis file with the court “a certified copy of the trust fund account statement . . . for the prisoner for the 6month period immediately preceding the filing of the complaint . . . obtained from the appropriate official of each prison at which the prisoner is or was confined.” dismissal for failure to prosecute and to comply with the court’s orders. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b). DATED this 29th day of July, 2022. BY THE COURT: Howard C. Nielson, Jr. United States District Judge 2

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