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Allen v. Wetzel

United States District Court, M.D. Pennsylvania

July 14, 2015

ANTHONY ALLEN, Plaintiff
v.
JOHN WETZEL, et al., Defendants

ORDER

CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER, Chief District Judge.

AND NOW, this 14th day of July, 2015, upon consideration of the court order (Doc. 8) dated January 14, 2015, notifying plaintiff that his complaint (Doc. 1) was in violation of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 8 and 20 because it contained claims that arose out of a number of unrelated separate transactions and occurrences or series of transactions or occurrences against various defendants and did not involve issues of law or fact common to all defendants, and affording him the opportunity to amend the complaint, but forewarning him that the inclusion of separate, unrelated claims would not be tolerated by the court, and upon consideration of the filing of plaintiff's proposed amended complaint (Doc. 15) and court order (Doc. 17) dated June 25, 2015, striking that pleading for failure to comply with the January 14, 2015 order (Doc. 8), [1] and affording plaintiff a final opportunity to file an amended complaint, but strictly cautioning him that failure file a second amended complaint within the specified time period would result in dismissal of the action for failure to comply with an order of court, and upon consideration of plaintiff's failure to file a second proposed amended complaint, it is clear that plaintiff has utterly failed to comply with the court orders (Docs. 8, 17), or adhere to the standards set forth therein, and that because plaintiff refuses to comply with the court orders, the action is subject to dismissal pursuant to FED. R. CIV. P. 41(b)[2]; see Bricker v. Harlow, No. 1:CV-09-0582, 2009 WL 1743905, at *1, 3 (M.D. Pa. June 17, 2009) (noting that pro se litigants are not free to ignore the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and dismissing the action because plaintiff failed to comply with the court's orders); see Iseley v. Bitner, 216 F.Appx. 252, 255 (3d Cir. 2007) (finding that dismissal by the court on its own initiative is warranted where plaintiff fails to comply with court orders directing adherence to rules governing joinder of parties and claims), it is hereby ORDERED that:

1. This action is DISMISSED pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b) for failure to comply with an order of court.
2. All other pending motions are DISMISSED. (Doc. 16).
3. The Clerk of Court is directed to CLOSE this case.

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