Bell v. Unknown

Filing 3

MEMORANDUM OPINION. See for complete details. Signed by District Judge Henry E. Hudson on 05/26/2017. (mailed copy to pro se Plaintiff) (nbrow)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Richmond Division ERICK L. BELL, Plaintiff, v. UNKNOWN, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) n LI MAY n lb IE R\! '-Ii !Ii z~lill' CLERK, U.S. DISTRICT COURT RICHMOND, VA Civil Action No. 3: 17CV240-HEH MEMORANDUM OPINION (Dismissing Civil Rights Action Without Prejudice) By Memorandum Order entered on April 18, 2017, the Court conditionally docketed Plaintiffs action. The Court directed Plaintiff to return his in forma pauperis affidavit and affirm his intention to pay the full filing fee by signing and returning a consent to the 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 thereof would result in summary dismissal of the action. The Court also indicated that if Plaintiff did not wish to file a civil complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Plaintiff should take no action, and the case would be dismissed without prejudice. Plaintiff has not responded to the April 18, 2017 Memorandum Order. Plaintiff failed to return the in forma pauper is affidavit and a consent to collection of fees form. As a result, he does not qualify for in forma pauperis status. Furthermore, he has not paid the statutory filing fee for the instant action. See 28 U.S.C. § 1914(a). Based on Plaintiffs inaction, the Court assumes that Plaintiff does not wish to prosecute an action in this Court. Accordingly, this action will be dismissed without prejudice. An appropriate Order shall issue. Isl Date: HENRY E. HUDSON UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE IJ•. ~, ~Al1 Riehm~ 2

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