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Collins v. Bates

United States District Court, M.D. Pennsylvania

January 23, 2015

TYRRELL COLLINS, Plaintiff.
v.
DARREN BATES, et al., Defendants.

ORDER

CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER, Chief District Judge.

AND NOW, this 23rd day of January, 2015, upon consideration of the report (Doc. 27) of Chief Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson, recommending the court grant defendants' motion (Doc. 24) pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) and 12(e) and dismiss plaintiff's second amended complaint (Doc. 19) with prejudice for failure to prosecute, see FED. R. CIV. P. 41(b) (permitting court to dismiss lawsuit if "the plaintiff fails to prosecute or to comply with these rules or a court order") and failure to oppose the motion, see LOCAL RULE OF COURT 7.6 ("Any party who fails [to timely file a brief in opposition] shall be deemed not to oppose such motion."), and also on the merits, and, following an independent review of the record, the court being in agreement with the magistrate judge that the pro se plaintiff's claims are subject to dismissal, and also agreeing that amendment could not cure the deficiencies identified in the report, see Fletcher-Hardee Corp. v. Pote Concrete Contractors, 482 F.3d 247, 253 (3d Cir. 2007) (observing that leave to amend should ordinarily be granted unless amendment would be futile or result in undue delay), and noting that plaintiff filed an objection[1] (Doc. 30) to the report, and the court finding his objection to be without merit and squarely addressed by Judge Carlson's report, it is hereby ORDERED that:

1. The report (Doc. 27) of Chief Magistrate Judge Carlson is ADOPTED.
2. Plaintiff's second amended complaint (Doc. 19) is DISMISSED with prejudice.
3. Plaintiff's motion (Doc. 28) for leave to proceed in forma pauperis and for appointment of counsel is DENIED as moot.
4. The Clerk of Court is directed to CLOSE this case.
5. Any appeal from this order is deemed to be frivolous and not taken in good faith. See 28 U.S.C. ยง 1915(a)(3).

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