United States District Court, E.D. Tennessee, Greeneville Division
January 16, 2015
GREGORY K. STOUT, Plaintiff,
TOM SMITH, et al., Defendants.
J. RONNIE GREER, District Judge.
On March 24, 2014, plaintiff was ordered to complete and return the service packets for the defendants within 20 days. Plaintiff was forewarned that failure to return the completed service packets could jeopardize his prosecution of this action. Plaintiff has failed to return the service packets or otherwise respond to the order of this Court. Therefore, this action will be DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE sua sponte for failure to prosecute and to comply with the orders of this Court. Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(b); Jourdan v. Jabe, 951 F.2d 108 (6th Cir. 1991).
In addition to the above, this Court has carefully reviewed this case pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a) and will CERTIFY that any appeal from this action would not be taken in good faith and would be totally frivolous. Therefore, this Court will DENY plaintiff leave to proceed on appeal in forma pauperis.