United States District Court, W.D. Pennsylvania
March 4, 2014
RAFAEL DAVILA, Plaintiff,
KARL KOZAK, Defendant.
KIM R. GIBSON, District Judge.
This matter is before the Court on Defendant Kozak's Motion to Dismiss (ECF No. 14) and the magistrate judge's Report and Recommendation dated February 4, 2014 (ECF No. 22) wherein she recommended that the Motion to Dismiss be denied in part and granted in part but that this action be dismissed for Plaintiff's failure to prosecute.
The parties were served with the Report and Recommendation and informed that they had until February 21, 2014 to file written Objections. Even though the Department of Corrections confirmed that Plaintiff is no longer incarcerated, Plaintiff was served with the Report and Recommendation at SCI-Greene because that is his last known address of record. No objections were ever filed.
Therefore, after de novo review of the pleadings and documents in the case, together with the Report and Recommendation, the following order is entered.
AND NOW, this 4th day of March, 2014,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant Kozak's Motion to Dismiss (ECF No. 14) is DENIED in part and GRANTED in part. The Motion is denied with respect to Plaintiffs deliberate indifference claim and granted with respect to Plaintiffs simple negligence claim.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this case is DISMISSED for Plaintiffs failure to prosecute because he has failed to keep the Court apprised of his current address and his whereabouts are unknown.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 22) is ADOPTED as the opinion of the Court.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court mark this case CLOSED.
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to Rule 4(a)(1) of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Petitioner has thirty (30) days to file a notice of appeal as provided by Rule 3 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.