Smith, Tyrone v. Carr, Kevin et al
ORDER that Defendants' motion to dismiss the case, Dkt. 29 , is DENIED. Defendants' motion to extend the dispositive motions deadline, Dkt. 33 , is GRANTED. The new deadline is January 16, 2023. Signed by District Judge James D. Peterson on 11/17/2022. (rks),(ps)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
TYRONE DAVIS SMITH,
KEVIN A. CARR and DANIEL WINKLESKI,
Plaintiff Tyrone Davis Smith, appearing pro se, brings Eighth Amendment and
Wisconsin-law negligence claims against defendant prison officials for failing to prevent him
from contracting COVID-19 at New Lisbon Correctional Institution. But Smith has not
properly prosecuted the case. He has changed addresses multiple times without informing the
court or defendants of his new address and defendants have been unable to have Smith answer
their discovery requests or authorize release of his medical records because of Smith’s failure
to update them on his address.
I have already denied one motion to dismiss the case for Smith’s failure to update his
address. Dkt. 23. After Smith moved again without notifying defendants of his new address,
defendants filed a motion to dismiss the case or stay the schedule pending disclosure of his new
address. Dkt. 29. Smith later called the court and provided his new address. Defendants
followed with a motion to extend the dispositive motions deadline in part because they have
only recently been able to send discovery requests to Smith’s new address. Dkt. 33.
I will deny defendants’ motion to dismiss the case because Smith has notified
defendants and the court of his new address. I will grant defendants’ motion to extend the
dispositive motions deadline. There is not time remaining in the schedule for Smith to go
missing again. Should Smith fail to update defendants and the court of any future move, I will
dismiss the case without prejudice for his failure to prosecute it.
IT IS ORDERED that:
1. Defendants’ motion to dismiss the case, Dkt. 29, is DENIED.
2. Defendants’ motion to extend the dispositive motions deadline, Dkt. 33, is
GRANTED. The new deadline is January 16, 2023.
Entered November 17, 2022.
BY THE COURT:
JAMES D. PETERSON
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