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Mosley v. Doty

United States District Court, D. Nevada

September 30, 2014

TARRELL MOSLEY, Plaintiff(s),
v.
K. DOTY, et al., Defendant(s)

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION

NANCY J. KOPPE, Magistrate Judge.

Pending before the Court is the order for Plaintiff to show cause in writing, no later than September 23, 2014, why this case should not be dismissed for his failure to update his address. Docket No. 6 (citing Local Special Rule 2-2). Plaintiff has failed to file a response. For the reasons discussed more fully below, the Court hereby RECOMMENDS that this case be DISMISSED without prejudice and the pending application to proceed in forma pauperis (Docket No. 3) be DENIED as moot.

I. BACKGROUND

On August 28, 2014, the Court Clerk's office mailed to Plaintiff a notice of a Court order. Docket No. 4 (Notice of Electronic Service). That notice was returned to the Court as undeliverable, with a notation that no new address is available. Docket No. 5.[1] "A party, not the district court, bears the burden of keeping the court apprised of any changes in his mailing address." Carey v. King, 856 F.2d 1439, 1441 (9th Cir. 1988). To that end, the Court's local rules expressly require plaintiffs to "immediately file with the Court written notification of any change of address." Local Special Rule 2-2. That rule further warns that the failure to comply "may result in dismissal of the action with prejudice." Id.

As a result, the Court ordered Plaintiff to show cause, no later than September 23, 2014, why this case should not be dismissed. Docket No. 6. Plaintiff failed to comply with that Court order.[2]

II. ANALYSIS

Plaintiff has disobeyed the Local Rules that he update his address and disobeyed the Court's order that he show cause why the case should not be dismissed. Plaintiff's failure to update his address and his disobedience of a Court order are abusive litigation practices that have interfered with the Court's ability to hear this case, delayed litigation, disrupted the Court's timely management of its docket, wasted judicial resources, and threatened the integrity of the Court's orders and the orderly administration of justice. Sanctions less drastic than dismissal are unavailable because Plaintiff has refused to comply with the order of this Court notwithstanding the Court's warning that case-dispositive sanctions may be imposed.

Accordingly, in light of the circumstances outlined above, the Court RECOMMENDS that this case be DISMISSED without prejudice and the pending application to proceed in forma pauperis (Docket No. 3) be DENIED as moot.

NOTICE

Pursuant to Local Rule IB 3-2 any objection to this Report and Recommendation must be in writing and filed with the Clerk of the Court within 14 days of service of this document. The Supreme Court has held that the courts of appeal may determine that an appeal has been waived due to the failure to file objections within the specified time. Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 142 (1985). This circuit has also held that (1) failure to file objections within the specified time and (2) failure to properly address and brief the objectionable issues waives the right to appeal the District Court's order and/or appeal factual issues from the order of the District Court. Martinez v. Ylst, 951 F.2d 1153, 1157 (9th Cir. 1991); Britt v. Simi Valley United Sch. Dist., 708 F.2d 452, 454 (9th Cir. 1983).

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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