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Young v. City of Syracuse Dep't of Public Works

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK


May 8, 2009

VICTOR L. YOUNG, SR., PLAINTIFF,
v.
CITY OF SYRACUSE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, JEFFREY LOPES, JEFFREY WRIGHT AND JOHN WALSH, DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Norman A. Mordue, Chief U.S. District Judge

DECISION AND ORDER

On August 27, 2007, Judge Sharpe issued an order granting summary judgment in favor of defendants.*fn1 On January 21, 2009, the Second Circuit vacated and remanded this case and directed the District Court to afford plaintiff the opportunity to amend his complaint, should he desire to do so, to include allegations under Section 1983. On March 4, 2009, Judge Sharpe issued a Memorandum-Decision and Order (Dkt. No. 55) directing plaintiff to file any proposed amended complaint, naming all of the intended defendants in the caption, and to file such pleading with the Court no later than April 8, 2009.*fn2 Plaintiff has failed to comply with that order and has failed to submit any amended complaint by the April 8, 2009 deadline. Plaintiff has made no requests for any extension of time.

Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides that a court may, in its discretion, dismiss an action based upon the failure of a plaintiff to prosecute an action or comply with any order of the court. Link v. Wabash R.R. County Indep. Sch. Dist., 370 U.S. 626 (1962). This power to dismiss may be exercised when necessary to achieve orderly and expeditious disposition of cases. See Freeman v. Lundrigan, 1996 WL 481534, *1 (N.D.N.Y. 1996) (citing Rodriguez v. Walsh, 1994 WL 9688, *1 (S.D.N.Y. 1994) (other citations omitted)). Upon due consideration of plaintiff's pro se status, the Court will afford him a final opportunity to file an amended complaint in this action within 30 days of the date of this Order. If plaintiff wishes to proceed with this action he must submit an amended complaint no later than June 8, 2009. This deadline is final; no requests for additional time will be considered. If plaintiff does not submit an amended complaint on or before June 8, 2009, the Clerk shall again enter judgment dismissing this action, without prejudice, without further order of this Court.

WHEREFORE, it is hereby

ORDERED that plaintiff is afforded a FINAL opportunity to file an amended complaint no later than June 8, 2009, and it is further

ORDERED that if plaintiff fails to timely file an amended complaint on or before June 8, 2009, the Clerk shall enter judgment dismissing this action, without prejudice, without further order of this Court, and it is further

ORDERED that the Clerk serve a copy of this Order on plaintiff.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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