Saunders v. Western Tidewater Regional Jail et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge M. Hannah Lauck on 08/03/2017. Copy mailed to Plaintiff. (tjoh, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
WJG - 3 2017
DARRIUS FERRELL SAUNDERS,
Civil Action No. 3:16CV947
WESTERN TIDEWATER REGIONAL JAIL, et aL,
Plaintiff, a Virginia inmate proceeding pro se and informa pauperis, filed this 42 U.S.C.
§ 1983 action. In order to state a viable claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, a plaintiffmust allege
that a person acting undercolor of state law deprived him or her of a constitutional right or of a
right conferred by a law of the United States. See Dowe v. Total ActionAgainst Poverty in
Roanoke Valley, 145 F.3d 653, 658 (4th Cir. 1998) (citing 42 U.S.C. § 1983). Plaintiffs current
allegations fail to provide each defendant with fair notice of the facts and legal basis upon which
his or her liability rests. See Bell Atl Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 555 (2007) (quoting
Conley v. Gibson, 355 U.S. 41, 47 (1957)). Accordingly, by Memorandum Orderentered on
May 31, 2017, the Court directed Plaintiffto submit a particularized complaint within fourteen
(14) days of the date of entry thereof The Court warned Plaintiffthat the failure to submitthe
particularized complaint would result in the dismissal of the action.
More than fourteen (14) days have elapsed since the entry of the May 31, 2017
Memorandum Order. Plaintiff failed to submit a particularized complaint or otherwise respond
to May 31, 2017 Memorandum Order. Accordingly, the action will be DISMISSED WITHOUT
An appropriate order will accompany this Memorandum Opinion.
M. Hannah Lauck
United States Distric ; Jtidge
Date; ftOG O'J 2017
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