Obataiye v. Duke et al

Filing 18

MEMORANDUM OPINION. SEE OPINION for complete details. Signed by District Judge Henry E. Hudson on 04/12/2018. Copy of Memorandum Opinion mailed to Plaintiff as directed.(ccol, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Richmond Division UHURU'SEKOU KAMARA AJANI OBATAIYE Plaintiff, Civil Action No. 3:17CV558-HBH V. MICHAEL DUKE, et al.. Defendants. MEMORANDUM OPINION (Dismissing Action Without Prejudice) 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 plaintiff must allege thata person acting under color 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 Action AgainstPoverty in Roanoke Valley, 145 F.3d 653, 658 (4th Cir. 1998') (citing 42 U.S.C. § 1983). Plaintiffs current rambling allegations fail to provide each defendant with fair notice of the facts and legal basis upon which his or her liabilityrests. See BellAtl. Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 555 (2007) (quoting Conley v. Gibson, 355 U.S. 41, 47 (1957)). Moreover, Plaintiff does not identify the particular constitutional right that was violated by the defendants' conduct. Accordingly, by Memorandum Order entered on March 13, 2018, the Court directed Plaintiff to submit a particularized complaint within fourteen (14) days of the

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