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Grier v. Thomas

United States District Court, M.D. Alabama, Northern Division

August 22, 2014

RONALD GRIER, #163600, Plaintiff,
v.
KIM TOBIAS THOMAS, et al., Defendants.

RECOMMENDATION OF THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE

SUSAN RUSS WALKER, Chief Magistrate Judge.

On June 27, 2014, the court granted Plaintiff twenty-one days to forward to the Clerk an initial partial filing fee in the amount of $3.93. Doc. No. 5. Plaintiff was cautioned that his failure to comply with the June 27 order would result in a Recommendation that his complaint be dismissed. Id.

Plaintiff failed to submit the initial partial filing fee within the time allowed by the court. Accordingly, the court entered an order on August 5, 2014, directing Plaintiff to show cause why his case should not be dismissed for his failure to pay the initial partial filing fee in compliance with the court's June 27, 2014, order. Doc. No. 6. The order advised Plaintiff to inform the court whether he authorized prison officials to withdraw the funds from his prison account for payment of the initial partial filing fee, whether he was unable to comply at this time with the June 27 order, or whether he simply had chosen not to submit the filing fee. Id.

The requisite time has passed and Plaintiff has not provided the court with the initial partial filing fee nor has he responded to the court's August 5, 2014, order to show cause. Consequently, the court concludes that dismissal of this case is appropriate for Plaintiff's failures to comply with the orders of the court and prosecute this action.

Accordingly, it is the RECOMMENDATION of the Magistrate Judge that this case be DISMISSED without prejudice for Plaintiff's failures to comply with the orders of this court and prosecute this case.

It is further

ORDERED that on or before September 5, 2014, Plaintiff may file an objection to the Recommendation. Any objection filed must specifically identify the findings in the Magistrate Judge's Recommendation to which Plaintiff objects. Frivolous, conclusive or general objections will not be considered by the District Court. Plaintiff is advised this Recommendation is not a final order and, therefore, it is not appealable.

Failure to file a written objection to the proposed findings and recommendations in the Magistrate Judge's report shall bar a party from a de novo determination by the District Court of issues covered in the report and shall bar a party from attacking on appeal factual findings in the report accepted or adopted by the District Court except upon grounds of plain error or manifest injustice. Nettles v. Wainwright, 677 F.2d 404 (5th Cir. 1982). See Stein v. Reynolds Securities, Inc., 667 F.2d 33 (11th Cir. 1982). See also Bonner v. City of Prichard, 661 F.2d 1206 (11th Cir. 1981) ( en banc ), adopting as binding precedent all of the decisions of the former Fifth Circuit handed down prior to the close of business on September 30, 1981.


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