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Caldwell v. Bevels

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE AT WINCHESTER
Apr 17, 2014
No. 4:13-CV-8 (E.D. Tenn. Apr. 17, 2014)

Opinion

No. 4:13-CV-8

04-17-2014

DONALD F. CALDWELL Plaintiff, v. MAYOR PEGGY BEVELS; LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF MURRAY BLACKWELDER; CHIEF JAIL ADMINISTRATOR ROBERT ROWE; ASSISTANT JAIL ADMINISTRATOR CHRIS THORNTON; Defendants.


Judge Mattice


MEMORANDUM

Plaintiff, a pro se prisoner, filed a civil rights complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (Doc. 2). The Court previously ordered Plaintiff to amend his complaint and file it on or before March 24, 2014 (Doc. 6). Further, Plaintiff was notified that failure to amend his complaint and file it as ordered would result in the dismissal of the complaint (Doc. 6). Plaintiff has neither filed an amended complaint nor filed any response to the Court's Order.

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b) permits the involuntary dismissal of a suit when a plaintiff fails to prosecute his case. Plaintiff has given no indication that he intends to proceed with this action. Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure allows a court to dismiss an action sua sponte for failure to prosecute or for failure to comply with the federal rules or any court order. This authority is based on the Court's inherent authority to control its docket and prevent undue delays in the disposition of pending cases.

Therefore, this action will be DISMISSED for Plaintiff's failure to prosecute and to comply with the orders of this Court, and the Clerk will be DIRECTED to close the case (Doc. 2). Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b); Jourdan v. Jabe, 951 F.2d 108 (6th Cir. 1991).

An appropriate Judgment will enter.

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HARRY S. MATTICE, JR.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE


Summaries of

Caldwell v. Bevels

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE AT WINCHESTER
Apr 17, 2014
No. 4:13-CV-8 (E.D. Tenn. Apr. 17, 2014)
Case details for

Caldwell v. Bevels

Case Details

Full title:DONALD F. CALDWELL Plaintiff, v. MAYOR PEGGY BEVELS; LINCOLN COUNTY…

Court:UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE AT WINCHESTER

Date published: Apr 17, 2014

Citations

No. 4:13-CV-8 (E.D. Tenn. Apr. 17, 2014)