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Germalic v. Grimes

United States District Court, Sixth Circuit

June 25, 2013

JAMES GERMALIC, Plaintiff,
v.
SECRETARY OF STATE OF KENTUCKY, ALLISON L. GRIMES, Defendant.

MEMORANDUM OPINION & ORDER

GREGORY F. VAN TATENHOVE, District Judge.

James Germalic is a resident of Parma, Ohio. Proceeding without counsel, he filed a document captioned "Request to be placed on ballot" [R. 1], containing a lengthy discussion of democracy and political matters. Upon initial review, the Court inferred from his complaints that Germalic was seeking an order compelling Kentucky officials to place him on the ballot, presumably in Kentucky, as an independent candidate for President of the United States in the November 2012 election. For administrative purposes, the Clerk of the Court docketed this action as a complaint being filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1331.[1]

On September 28, 2012, the Court entered an Order advising Germalic that his complaint failed to satisfy Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8, and that he had failed to either pay the $350 filing fee or file a motion to waive full or partial payment of it under 28 U.S.C. § 1915. [R. 2] The Clerk of the Court provided him with all of the forms necessary to file a viable complaint and to request a fee waiver, which he was directed to complete and file within 21 days upon peril of dismissal. Nearly five months have passed, and Germalic has not responded in any way. The Court will therefore dismiss this action without prejudice for failure to prosecute. Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(b); Palasty v. Hawk, 2001 WL 857209, at *2 (6th Cir. 2001).

Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that:

1. Germalic's complaint [R. 1] is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
2. The Court will enter an appropriate judgment.
3. This matter is STRICKEN from the active docket.

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