Joseph v. Hyatt Sarasota

Middle District of Florida, flmd-8:2017-cv-01251

ORDER dismissing case without prejudice; directing clerk to close the case. Signed by Judge James D. Whittemore on 8/24/2017. (AEN)

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Pageld 69 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION MARICIA JOSEPH, Plaintiff, vs. Case No. 8: 17 - cv - 1251 - T - 27AAS HYATT SARASOTA, Defendant. ORDER ON AUGUST 2, 2017, this Court entered an Order directing Plaintiff to appear personally at a status conference scheduled for August 23, 2017. (Dkt. 10) . The Order expressly stated: " FAILURE OF PLAINTIFF TO APPEAR AT SAID CONFERENCE. . . SHALL RESULT IN THE DISMISSAL OF THIS CAUSE. . . . " (Dkt. 10) . Plaintiff failed to appear, pro se or through newly retained counsel, at said hearing. The Court finds, based on Plaintiff's willful failure to comply with this Order, that lesser sanctions will not suffice. Pierce v. City of Miami, 176 F. App ' x 12, 14 (11th Cir. 2006) . Accordingly, this case is DISMISSED without prejudice. All pending motions are case S are DENIED as moot. The clerk is directed to CLOSE this case. DONE AND ORDERED this 24 day of August, 2017. Shattemen JAMES D. WHITTEMORE United States District Judge Copies to: Counsel of record; Maricia Joseph c / o Babette Joseph 442 Old Main Street Bradenton, FL 34205