United States District Court, W.D. Louisiana, Shreveport Division
December 1, 2014
JERRY GOODWIN, ET AL
Kirk McKenzie, Plaintiff, Pro se, Homer, LA.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
Mark L Hornsby, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE.
In accordance with the standing order of this court, this matter was referred to the undersigned Magistrate Judge for review, report and recommendation.
STATEMENT OF CLAIM
Before the court is a civil rights complaint filed in forma pauperis by pro se plaintiff Kirk McKenzie (" Plaintiff"), pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This complaint was received and filed in this court on December 7, 2012. Plaintiff claims his civil rights were violated by prison officials while incarcerated at the David Wade Correctional Center in Homer, Louisiana. He names Jerry Goodwin, John Tofton, Captain Cole, J. Williams, Master Sgt. Cook, and Sgt. Elmores as defendants.
On October 14, 2014, this court ordered Plaintiff to furnish the Clerk with a copy of his complaint, two completed summonses, and one completed USM 285 form for each Defendant for service. [Doc. 9]. However, that Memorandum Order was returned to this court on October 23, 2014, by the United States Postal Service marked " RETURN TO SENDER - Moved, Left No Address." To date, Plaintiff has not informed this court of his new address.
All parties have the responsibility of promptly reporting to the court and to all other parties any change in the mailing address. Failure to do so shall be considered cause for dismissal for failure to prosecute. See ULLR 41.3W.
IT IS RECOMMENDED that this complaint be DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE, sua sponte, for failure to prosecute, pursuant to Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as interpreted by the court and under the court's inherent power to control its own docket. See Link v. Wabash Railroad Company, 370 U.S. 626, 82 S.Ct. 1386, 8 L.Ed.2d 734 (1962); Rogers v. Kroger Company, 669 F.2d 317, 320-321 (5th Cir. 1983).
Under the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C) and Fed.R.Civ.P. 72(b), parties aggrieved by this recommendation have fourteen (14) days from service of this Report and Recommendation to file specific, written objections with the Clerk of Court, unless an extension of time is granted under Fed.R.Civ.P. 6(b). A party may respond to another party's objections within ten (10) days after being served with a copy thereof. Counsel are directed to furnish a courtesy copy of any objections or responses to the District Judge at the time of filing.
A party's failure to file written objections to the proposed findings, conclusions and recommendation set forth above, within fourteen (14) days after being served with a copy shall bar that party, except upon grounds of plain error, from attacking, on appeal, the proposed factual findings and legal conclusions that were accepted by the district court and that were not objected to by the aforementioned party. See Douglass v. U.S.A.A., 79 F.3d 1415 (5th Cir. 1996) (en banc).
THUS DONE AND SIGNED, in chambers, in Shreveport, Louisiana, on this 1st day of December 2014.