United States District Court, D. Minnesota
September 4, 2014
BRETT THOMAS GREEN, Plaintiff,
WARDEN OF RUSH CITY MCF, Defendant.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
STEVEN E. RAU, Magistrate Judge.
Plaintiff Brett Thomas Green - a prisoner at the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Rush City, Minnesota - seeks relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Green submitted an application to proceed in forma pauperis ("IFP") in this lawsuit. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1) requires prisoner IFP applicants to pay an initial partial filing fee at the outset of the case. In an order dated May 8, 2014, this Court calculated Green's initial filing fee as $4.29 and ordered Green to pay that amount by no later than 20 days of the date of that order. Green was also warned that failure to pay the initial partial filing fee would result in a recommendation that this case be dismissed without prejudice under Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(b) for failure to prosecute.
The deadline set in the May 8 order has now passed. Green has not paid the filing fee, and he has not offered any explanation for his failure to do so. Accordingly, it is now recommended - in accordance with the Court's prior order in this case - that Green be deemed to have abandoned this action and that this case be dismissed without prejudice pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(b). See Henderson v. Renaissance Grand Hotel, 267 Fed.App'x 496, 497 (8th Cir. 2008) (per curiam) ("A district court has discretion to dismiss an action under Rule 41(b) for a plaintiff's failure to prosecute, or to comply with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure or any court order.").
Based on the foregoing, and on all of the files, records, and proceedings herein, IT IS HEREBY RECOMMENDED THAT this action be DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for failure to prosecute pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(b).