MCPEAK v. CAMDEN COUNTY JAIL, No. 1:2016cv07640 - Document 3 (D.N.J. 2016)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Chief Judge Jerome B. Simandle on 12/20/2016. (TH, )
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MCPEAK v. CAMDEN COUNTY JAIL Doc. 3 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY ANGELA MCPEAK, Plaintiff, Civil Action No. 16-7640 (JBS-AMD) v. MEMORANDUM OPINION CAMDEN COUNTY JAIL, Defendant. SIMANDLE, Chief District Judge 1. On October 20, 2016, Plaintiff Angela McPeak submitted a civil complaint alleging violations of her constitutional rights pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. 2. Mail sent to Plaintiff at her listed address was returned as undeliverable on December 14, 2016. Docket Entry 2. 3. Local Civil Rule 10.1(a) requires unrepresented parties to notify the Court of any change in address within 7 days. The Rule further provides that, failure to file such notice “may result in the imposition of sanctions by the Court.” Id. Indeed, failure to apprise the Court of an address change may result in the outright dismissal of the case for failure to proceed, or an administrative termination of the action without prejudice. See, e.g., Boretsky v. Corzine, No. 08-2265, 2008 WL 2512916 (D.N.J. June 23, 2008); Allebach v. Cathell, No. 06-5005, 2009 WL 2147145 (D.N.J. July 15, 2009). Dockets.Justia.com 4. As the Court does not have a current address for Plaintiff, the matter cannot proceed at this time. The Court will therefore administratively terminate the proceedings without prejudice to Plaintiff’s right to reinstate this action by notifying the Court of her new address within 30 days. 5. Failure to provide an updated address within 30 days of the date of this Order may result in the matter being dismissed for lack of prosecution. 6. An appropriate Order follows. December 20, 2016 Date s/ Jerome B. Simandle JEROME B. SIMANDLE Chief U.S. District Judge 2