IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
September 13, 2012
HARLEY G. LAPPIN AND FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS, DEFENDANTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: (Judge Conner)
AND NOW, this 13th day of September, 2012, upon consideration of the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Malachy E. Mannion (Doc. 95), recommending that plaintiff's proposed amended complaint be dismissed for failure to comply with court order, and, following an independent review of the record and noting that plaintiff filed objections*fn1 to the report on July 30, 2012 (Doc. 100), and the court finding Judge Mannion's analysis to be thorough and well-reasoned, and the court finding plaintiff's objections to be without merit and squarely addressed by Judge Mannion's report (Doc. 95), particularly in light of the fact that the amended complaint identifies over 75 defendants and numerous incidents which cannot be causally connected by broad and bald accusations of conspiracy, and that this pleading does not conform to the clear dictates of Judge Mannion's prior order (Doc. 86) granting leave to amend, and the court finding that: (1) plaintiff personally disregarded the court's prior order; (2) plaintiff's actions were willful and intentional; (3) plaintiff has exhibited some dilatoriness as described in the magistrate judge's report; (4) plaintiff's adversaries are prejudiced by virtue of plaintiff's inability to define the parameters of his claims; (5) plaintiff has been provided ample opportunity to amend and, therefore, the only remaining effective sanction is dismissal; and (6) the plaintiff's claims appear to be frivolous, see Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b); Briscoe v. Klaus, 538 F.3d 252, 258 (3d Cir. 2008); Poulis v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., 747 F.2d 863, 868 (3d Cir. 1984) (listing factors to be considered by district courts prior to dismissal for failing to comply with court orders and rules), it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. The Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Mannion (Doc. 95) are ADOPTED.
2. Plaintiff's amended complaint (Doc. 94) is DISMISSED with prejudice.
3. The Clerk of Court is directed to TERMINATE all other pending motions.
4. The Clerk of Court is directed to CLOSE this case.
CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge