No. 81-5963.

709 F.2d 1295 (1983)

Roland HACOPIAN, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, United States Department of Justice, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided July 5, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Peter R. Osinoff, Asst. U.S. Atty., Los Angeles, Cal., for defendants-appellees.

Lawrence William Steinberg, Beverly Hills, Cal., for plaintiff-appellant.

Before SKOPIL, NELSON and CANBY, Circuit Judges.

NELSON, Circuit Judge:

Appellant Hacopian seeks review of the dismissal of his Freedom of Information Act suit by the district court. The suit was dismissed on the ground that Hacopian had not paid the costs assessed against him in previous similar actions against the same defendants. We hold that a court has the inherent power to dismiss a case for the nonpayment of costs in a prior involuntarily dismissed action that made the same claim. In this instance, we must...

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