IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
March 7, 2006
TYRONE OWENS, PLAINTIFF,
C/O BURGESS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge
On February 27, 2006, Magistrate Judge Proud set this matter for status conference on March 3, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. (Doc. 188). The Notice specifically states: "PLAINTIFF'S APPEARANCE IS MANDATORY. FAILURE TO APPEAR MAY RESULT IN DISMISSAL AND/OR SANCTIONS." On March 3, 2006, Magistrate Judge Proud held the status conference (Doc. 190). Attorney. Jim Ehrenberg appeared on behalf of the Defendants. Plaintiff failed to appear at the status conference. During the status conference, Defendants orally moved to dismiss this case for failure to prosecute (Doc. 189).*fn1 Pursuant to Magistrate Judge Proud's February 17, 2006 Notice and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b),*fn2 the Court GRANTS Defendants' oral motion and DISMISSES without prejudice Plaintiff's cause of action for want of prosecution.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R Herndon United States District Judge