Matthews v. James, Jr. et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. See Opinion for complete details. Signed by District Judge Henry E. Hudson on 02/3/2017. Copy of Opinion mailed to Plaintiff.(ccol, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
CLERK, U.S. DISTfliCT COURT
Civil Action No. 3:16CV978-HEH
CHARLES E. JAMES, et al.
(Dismissing Action Without Prejudice)
By Memorandum Order entered on December 27, 2016, the Court conditionally
docketed Plaintiffs action. The Court directed Plaintiff to affirm his intention to pay the
full filing fee by signing and returning a consent to collection of fees form. The Court
warned Plaintiff that a failure to comply with either of the above directives within thirty
(30) days of the date of entry thereofwould result in summary dismissal of the action.
Plaintiffhas not complied with the order of this Court. Plaintiff failed to return a
consent to collection of fees form. As a result, he does not qualify for informa pauperis
status. Furthermore, he has notpaid the statutory filing fee for the instant action. See28
U.S.C. § 1914(a). Such conduct demonstrates a willful failure to prosecute. See Fed. R.
Civ. P. 41(b). Accordingly, this action will be dismissed without prejudice.
An appropriate Order shall accompany this Memorandum Opinic n.
HENRY E. HUDSON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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