Treadwell v. Webb et al, No. 5:2020cv05114 - Document 6 (W.D. Ark. 2020)

Court Description: OPINION AND ORDER dismissing case without prejudice based on Plaintiff's failure to prosecute, failure to obey the order of the Court and failure to comply with Local Rule 5.5(c)(2). Fed.R.Civ.P.41(b). Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes III on August 4, 2020. (tg)
Download PDF
Treadwell v. Webb et al Doc. 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE DIVISION LANCE ALEXANDER TREADWELL v. PLAINTIFF Civil No. 5:20-cv-05114 G. WEBB, Washington County Detention Center; and T. COVINGTON, Washington County Detention Center DEFENDANTS OPINION AND ORDER This is a civil rights action filed by the Plaintiff pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff proceeds pro se and in forma pauperis. Plaintiff is incarcerated in the Washington County Detention Center. By Order (ECF No. 3) entered on July 2, 2020, Plaintiff was directed to file an amended complaint. The amended complaint was to be filed by July 20, 2020. Plaintiff was advised that failure to comply with the Order would result in the dismissal of the case. To date, Plaintiff has not filed an amended complaint. Plaintiff has not sought an extension of time to comply with the Order. No mail has been returned as undeliverable. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure specifically contemplate dismissal of a case on the ground that the plaintiff failed to prosecute or failed to comply with an order of the court. Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b); Line v. Wabash R.R. Co., 370 U.S. 626, 630-31 (1962)(stating that the district court possesses the power to dismiss sua sponte under Rule 41(b)). Pursuant to Rule 41(b), a district court has the power to dismiss an action based on “the plaintiff’s failure to comply with any court order.” Brown v. Frey, 806 F.2d 801, 803-04 (8th Cir. 1986)(emphasis added). Additionally, Rule 5.5(c)(2) of the Local Rules for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas requires parties appearing pro se to monitor the case, and to prosecute or defend the action diligently. [1] Dockets.Justia.com Therefore, pursuant to Rule 41(b), this Complaint should be and hereby is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE based on Plaintiff’s failure to prosecute this case, his failure to obey the order of the Court, and his failure to comply with Local Rule 5.5(c)(2). Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b). IT IS SO ORDERED this 4th day of August 2020. /s/P.K. Holmes,III P. K. HOLMES, III U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE [2]