Goldstein v. Harris et al

Filing 3

MEMORANDUM OPINION. See for complete details. Signed by District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr. on 08/08/2017. (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 DAVID SCOTT GOLDSTEIN, Plaintiff, v. Civil Action No. 3:17CV425 ANNE HOLLAND HARRIS, et al., Defendants. MEMORANDUM OPINION By Memorandum Order entered on June 21, 2017, the Court conditionally docketed Plaintiffs civil action. At that time, the Court directed Plaintiff to submit a statement under oath or penalty of perjury that: (A) (B) (C) (D) Identifies the nature of the action; States his belief that he is entitled to relief; Avers that he is unable to prepay fees or give security therefor; and, Includes a statement of the assets he possesses. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(l). The Court provided Plaintiff with an in forma pauperis affidavit form for this purpose. Additionally, 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 thereof would result in summary dismissal of the action. Plaintiff has not complied with the orders of this Court. Plaintiff failed to return a completed in forma pauperis affidavit form 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. § l 914(a). Such conduct demonstrates a willful failure to prosecute. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 4l(b). Accordingly, this action will be DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. An appropriate Order shall accompany this Memorandum Opinion. e; n Date: t/ Richmond, Vtrginia 2

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