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Flores v. Clerk of Court of Lehigh County

United States District Court, M.D. Pennsylvania

March 23, 2015

JESUS FLORES, Plaintiff,
v.
CLERK OF COURT OF LEHIGH COUNTY, et al., Defendants.

ORDER

CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER, Chief District Judge.

AND NOW, this 23rd day of March, 2015, upon consideration of the report (Doc. 10) of Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Blewitt, recommending the court dismiss pro se plaintiff's complaint with leave to amend, transfer the matter to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and defer resolution of plaintiff's motion (Doc. 7) to proceed in forma pauperis to the Eastern District, and, following an independent review of the record, the court being in agreement with the magistrate judge that plaintiff's complaint must be dismissed for failure to state a cognizable constitutional claim, and that such dismissal should be without prejudice to plaintiff's ability to file an amended pleading attempting to cure the deficiencies identified in the report, and the court also in agreement with the recommendation to transfer the matter to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where the claim asserted by plaintiff arose, and the court noting that plaintiff filed an objection[1] (Doc. 13) to the report, and finding his objection to be without merit and squarely addressed by Judge Blewitt's report, it is hereby ORDERED that:

1. The report (Doc. 10) of Magistrate Judge Blewitt is ADOPTED.
2. Plaintiff's complaint (Doc. 1) is DISMISSED without prejudice.
3. Plaintiff is granted leave to amend his pleading within twenty (20) days of the date of this order.
4. Any amended pleading filed pursuant to paragraph 3 shall be filed to the same docket number as the instant action, shall be entitled "First Amended Complaint, " and shall be complete in all respects. It shall be a new pleading which stands by itself as an adequate complaint under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, without reference to the complaint (Doc. 1) hereinabove dismissed.
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).
6. The Clerk of Court is directed to TRANSFER the above-captioned action to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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