Filing 18

ORDER DISMISSING CASE, with prejudice, for failure to prosecute. Signed by Judge Cathy Bissoon on 2/9/17. (dcd) Staff note: a copy of this Order was sent today, via First-Class U.S. Mail, to Plaintiff's address of record.

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA ALBERT B. KORB, Plaintiff, v. SUPERINTENDENT ROBERT GILMORE, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action No. 16-1630 Judge Cathy Bissoon Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan ORDER DISMISSING CASE The Magistrate Judge twice has ordered Plaintiff to amend his complaint, and twice has warned that his failure to do so would result in a dismissal of this case for failure to prosecute. See Docs. 14 & 16. The second Order required Plaintiff to show cause, by January 24, 2017, why the case should not be dismissed, and Plaintiff neither has filed an amended complaint nor responded to the Show Cause Order. In light of the foregoing, dismissal is warranted under Poulis v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 747 F.2d 863 (3d Cir.1984). Specifically, the Court relies on the Poulis factors regarding Plaintiff’s personal responsibility; history of dilatoriness/unresponsiveness; failure to demonstrate excusable neglect; and the lack of effective, alternative sanctions. Id. at 868. Simply put, Plaintiff’s repeated failure to respond to Court Orders, and seeming disinterest in prosecuting this case, leave no meaningful alternative to a dismissal. For all of these reasons, this case is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. IT IS SO ORDERED. February 9, 2017 s\Cathy Bissoon Cathy Bissoon United States District Judge cc (via First-Class, U.S. Mail): Albert B. Korb AP-5803 SCI Pittsburgh Box 99991 Pittsburgh, PA 15233-0991 2

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