IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
September 5, 2007
OZZIE PICKETT, PLAINTIFF,
JAY MERCHANT, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Stiehl, District Judge
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Plaintiff Ozzie Pickett filed this action in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. See Pickett v. Merchant, Case No. 07-cv-1041-HAB (C.D. Ill., filed Feb. 22, 2007). In an order entered March 30, 2007, the Honorable Harold A. Baker revoked Plaintiff's pauper status, directed him to pay the $350 filing fee within 14 days, and also ordered the action transferred to this District. Id. at Doc. 13. Instead of paying the filing fee, Plaintiff filed a motion challenging Judge Baker's order (id. at Doc. 16). On June 24, 2007, this Court entered an order denying that motion and directing Plaintiff to pay the full filing fee of $350 for this action within 14 days. No payment has been received to date, and that 14-day period has long since expired.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this action is DISMISSED with prejudice for failure to pay the filing fee, and for failure to comply with an order of this Court. FED.R.CIV.P. 41(b); see generally Ladien v. Astrachan, 128 F.3d 1051 (7th Cir. 1997); Johnson v. Kamminga, 34 F.3d 466 (7th Cir. 1994).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
WILLIAM D. STIEHL DISTRICT JUDGE
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