HARVEY v. DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP POLICE et al, No. 1:2017cv04648 - Document 8 (D.N.J. 2017)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Robert B. Kugler on 10/10/2017. (dmr)

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HARVEY v. DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP POLICE et al Doc. 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY RAYMOND D HARVEY, Plaintiff, Civil Action No. 17-4648 (RBK-KMW) v. MEMORANDUM OPINION DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP POLICE, et al., Defendants. Kugler, District Judge 1. On June 26, 2017, plaintiff Raymond D. Harvey filed a civil rights complaint. 2. This Court granted the plaintiff’s application to proceed in forma pauperis on August 2, 2017. 3. Mail sent to plaintiff was returned as undeliverable on August 8, 2017. Another piece of mail was returned to the Court on August 14, 2017. Plaintiff has not contacted the Court in the intervening time to provide an updated address. 4. 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. 082265, 2008 WL 2512916 (D.N.J. June 23, 2008); Allebach v. Cathell, No. 06-5005, 2009 WL 2147145 (D.N.J. July 15, 2009). 5. 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 Dockets.Justia.com prejudice to Plaintiff’s right to reinstate this action by notifying the Court and defendants of his new address within 30 days. 6. 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. 7. An appropriate Order follows. Date: October 10, 2017 s/Robert B. Kugler ROBERT B. KUGLER U.S. District Judge 2
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