Benjamin Cunningham v. John Does

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<p>United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT ____________ No. 20-5040 September Term, 2020 1:19-cv-02073-UNA Filed On: October 30, 2020 Benjamin Cunningham, Appellant v. John Does, et al., Appellees ON APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BEFORE: Henderson and Katsas, Circuit Judges, and Sentelle, Senior Circuit Judge JUDGMENT This appeal was considered on the record from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and on the briefs and appendices filed by appellant. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)(2); D.C. Cir. Rule 34(j). Upon consideration of the foregoing, and the exhibits and notices filed by appellant, it is ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the district court’s orders filed November 13, 2019, November 27, 2019, and January 2, 2020, be affirmed. Appellant has not demonstrated that the district court abused its discretion in dismissing the complaint for failure to comply with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a), which requires “a short and plain statement of the grounds for the court’s jurisdiction,” and “a short and plain statement of the claim showing that the pleader is entitled to relief.” See Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662, 677-78 (2009); Ciralsky v. CIA, 355 F.3d 661, 668-69 (D.C. Cir. 2004). Nor has appellant shown any abuse of discretion in the district court’s denial of his motion to compel and his motion for reconsideration. See Ortiz-Diaz v. U.S. Dep’t of Housing &amp; Urban Dev., Office of Inspector Gen., 867 F.3d 70, 74 (D.C. Cir. 2017); Owens v. Republic of Sudan, 864 F.3d 751, 818 (D.C. Cir. 2017). United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT ____________ No. 20-5040 September Term, 2020 Pursuant to D.C. Circuit Rule 36, this disposition will not be published. The Clerk is directed to withhold issuance of the mandate herein until seven days after resolution of any timely petition for rehearing or petition for rehearing en banc. See Fed. R. App. P. 41(b); D.C. Cir. Rule 41. Per Curiam FOR THE COURT: Mark J. Langer, Clerk BY: /s/ Daniel J. Reidy Deputy Clerk Page 2 20-5040 Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit cadc D.C. Cir. Benjamin Cunningham v. John Does 30 October 2020 Unpublished 400b0cd093e8724f627427e8f7ec0b8e093a7697</p><br>
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