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Carson v. World Marine of Alabama, LLC

United States District Court, S.D. Alabama, Southern Division

June 17, 2019

TINA J. CARSON, Plaintiff,
v.
WORLD MARINE OF ALABAMA, LLC, Defendant.

          REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION

          BERT W. MILLING, JR. UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE.

         Plaintiff, who is proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed a Complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and a Motion to Proceed Without Prepayment of Fees (Docs. 1, 2). This action has been referred to the undersigned pursuant for appropriate action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and S.D. Ala. Gen.LR 72(a)(2)(R), and is before the Court for Plaintiff's failure to comply with the Court's Order and to prosecute this action.

         On May 6, 2019, Plaintiff's Motion to Proceed Without Prepayment of Fees (Doc. 2) was denied due to Plaintiff's lack of information. Plaintiff's Motion did not convey a clear and complete picture of her financial situation, showing how she provided for life's basic necessities. Plaintiff, however, was granted leave to file an amended motion to proceed without prepayment of fees and was ordered to carefully respond to the form's questions with specific information not later than May 28, 2019 (Doc. 3). Plaintiff was warned that her failure to comply with the Court's Order within the ordered time or to advise the Court of a change in address would result in dismissal of this action for failure to prosecute and to obey the Court's Order (Doc. 3). The Order and form motion to proceed without prepayment of fees were mailed to Plaintiff at 957 Baltimore Street, Mobile, Alabama 36605, her last known address. To date, Plaintiff has not responded to the Court's Order, nor has the Order and form been returned as undeliverable. Thus, the Court finds that Plaintiff has abandoned prosecution of this action.

         Due to Plaintiff's failure to comply with the Court's Order and to prosecute this action, and upon consideration of the alternatives that are available to the Court, it is recommended that this action be dismissed without prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for failure to prosecute and to obey the Court's Order, as no other lesser sanction will suffice. Link v. Wabash R. R., 370 U.S. 626, 630, 82 S.Ct. 1386, 1388-89, 8 L.Ed.2d 734, 738 (1962) (interpreting Rule 41(b) not to restrict the court's inherent authority to dismiss sua sponte an action for lack of prosecution); see also World Thrust Films, Inc. v. International Family Entm't, Inc., 41 F.3d 1454, 1456-57 (11th Cir. 1995) (requesting the court to consider lesser sanctions); Mingo v. Sugar Cane Growers Co-op, 864 F.2d 101, 102 (11th Cir. 1989)(Same); Goforth v. Owens, 766 F.2d 1533, 1535 (11th Cir. 1985)(Same); Jones v. Graham, 709 F.2d 1457, 1458 (11th Cir. 1983)(Same); Blunt v. U.S. Tobacco Co., 856 F.2d 192 (6th Cir.1988) (Unpublished); Accord Chambers v. NASCO, Inc., 501 U.S. 32, 45-46 (1991)(ruling that federal courts' inherent power to manage their own proceedings authorized the imposition of attorney's fees and related expenses as a sanction); Malautea v. Suzuki Motor Co., 987 F.2d 1536, 1545-46 (11th Cir.)(finding that the courts' inherent power to manage actions before it permitted the imposition of fines), cert. denied, 510 U.S. 683 (1993).

         NOTICE OF RIGHT TO FILE OBJECTIONS

         A copy of this report and recommendation shall be served on all parties in the manner provided by law. Any party who objects to this recommendation or anything in it must, within fourteen (14) days of the date of service of this document, file specific written objections with the Clerk of this Court. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Fed.R.Civ.P. 72(b); S.D. Ala. Gen.LR 72(c). The parties should note that under Eleventh Circuit Rule 3-1, “[a] party failing to object to a magistrate judge's findings or recommendations contained in a report and recommendation in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) waives the right to challenge on appeal the district court's order based on unobjected-to factual and legal conclusions if the party was informed of the time period for objecting and the consequences on appeal for failing to object. In the absence of a proper objection, however, the court may review on appeal for plain error if necessary in the interests of justice.” 11th Cir. R. 3-1. In order to be specific, an objection must identify the specific finding or recommendation to which ...


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