United States District Court, S.D. Illinois
September 11, 2014
MARSHALL PETTY, #B-13277, Plaintiff,
S. DUNCAN, et al., Defendants.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
J. PHIL GILBERT, District Judge.
On July 28, 2014, Plaintiff filed a complaint (Doc. 1) pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Illinois Department of Corrections ("IDOC") and four officials at Lawrence Correctional Center ("Lawrence"). The complaint violated the pleading standards set forth under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8. Therefore, on August 1, 2014, the Court dismissed the complaint without prejudice and with leave to file an amended complaint on or before September 4, 2014 (Doc. 7, p. 8). The deadline has now passed, and Plaintiff has not filed an amended complaint.
As a result, this case is DISMISSED with prejudice 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). This dismissal shall count as one of Plaintiff's three allotted "strikes" within the meaning of 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g).
If Plaintiff wishes to appeal this Order, he may file a notice of appeal with this Court within thirty days of the entry of judgment. FED. R. APP. P. 4(A)(4). If Plaintiff does choose to appeal, he will be liable for the $505.00 appellate filing fee irrespective of the outcome of the appeal. See FED. R. APP. P. 3(e); 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2); Ammons v. Gerlinger, 547 F.3d 724, 725-26 (7th Cir. 2008); Sloan v. Lesza, 181 F.3d 857, 858-59 (7th Cir. 1999); Lucien v. Jockish, 133 F.3d 464, 467 (7th Cir. 1998). If the appeal is found to be nonmeritorious, Plaintiff may also incur another "strike." A timely motion filed pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 59(e) may toll the 30-day appeal deadline. FED. R. APP. P. 4(a)(4).
The Clerk's Office is DIRECTED to close this case and enter judgment accordingly.
IT IS SO ORDERED.