UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
February 23, 2011
SAID GSSIME, PLAINTIFF,
BETH WASSERMAN, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Seybert, District Judge:
MEMORANDUM & ORDER
Pending before the Court is: (1) Plaintiff Said Gssime's motion for reconsideration of the Court's August 3, 2010 Order revoking in forma pauperis status*fn1 ; and (2) Magistrate Judge E. Thomas Boyle's Report & Recommendation ("R&R"), issued January 14, 2011, which recommended that the Court dismiss this action without prejudice for failure to affect service.
Mr. Gssime's motion for reconsideration is DENIED. As the Court's August 3, 2010 Order notes, Mr. Gssime has already had five previous in forma pauperis actions dismissed for failure to state a claim. See Docket No. 22 at 5. Thus, he has already had his "three strikes," and then some. See id.; 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g). It follows then that, for this action's purposes, he is ineligible for in forma pauperis status.
Magistrate Judge Boyle's R&R is ADOPTED in its entirety. Mr. Gssime filed no objections to the R&R. Thus, the Court "need only satisfy itself that there is no clear error on the face of the record." Urena v. New York, 160 F. Supp. 2d 606, 609-10 (S.D.N.Y. 2001) (internal quotations omitted). Having reviewed the R&R, the Court finds it to be correct, comprehensive, well-reasoned, and free of any clear error. As Judge Boyle correctly reported, Mr. Gssime has failed to affect service on any defendant, even though this action has been pending for more than a year, and Mr. Gssime has failed to show good cause for not affecting service. Consequently, as Magistrate Judge Boyle properly recommended, this action must be DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. See FED. R. CIV. P. 4(m).
Mr. Gssime's motion for reconsideration is DENIED. Magistrate Judge Boyle's R&R is ADOPTED in its entirety. This case is DISMISSED WIHTOUT PREJUDICE. The Clerk of the Court is directed to mark this matter as CLOSED.
Central Islip, New York