Lester v. Gautier, No. 7:2017cv00208 - Document 10 (W.D. Va. 2017)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Elizabeth K. Dillon on 8/28/2017. (slt)
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Lester v. Gautier Doc. 10 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA ROANOKE DIVISION JAMES H. LESTER, Plaintiff, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) v. ANGELA GAUTIER, Defendant. Civil Action No. 7:17cv00208 By: Elizabeth K. Dillon United States District Judge MEMORANDUM OPINION Plaintiff James H. Lester, proceeding pro se, filed a complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. By order entered May 9, 2017, the court conditionally filed this action and, inter alia, advised Lester that he must notify the court in writing immediately upon his transfer or release, and provide the court with a new address. (Dkt. No. 6.) The court warned Lester that failure to notify the court of a change of address would result in dismissal of the case. (Id.) On July 31, 2017, a court order was returned to the court as undeliverable and with no forwarding address. (Dkt. No. 9.) Lester has not provided the court with an updated address; therefore, the court has no means of contacting him. Accordingly, the court will dismiss Lester’s complaint without prejudice. Lester is advised that he may refile his claims in a separate action. An appropriate order will be entered. Entered: August 28, 2017. /s/ Elizabeth K. Dillon Elizabeth K. Dillon United States District Judge Dockets.Justia.com