United States of America- Department of Veterans Affairs v. Rohr et al

Filing 10

ORDER granting the plaintiff's Motion for Extension of Time to Serve Summons and Complaint 6 and Motion for Publication 8 . This order shall be published in compliance with 28 U.S.C. § 1655. The plaintiff shall have on or before April 5, 2010, to effect service of the summons and complaint on the defendant Unknown Spouse of Ricky E. Rohr. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken. (BJC)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ) DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) ) RICKY E. ROHR and ) UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICKY E. ROHR, ) ) Defendants. ) 4:09CV3240 ORDER This matter is before the court on the plaintiff's Motion for Extension of Time to Serve Summons and Complaint (Filing No. 6) and Motion for Publication (Filing No. 8). The plaintiff seeks additional time to serve the defendant Unknown Spouse of Ricky E. Rohr because such extension is necessary to serve the defendant by publication. Further, the plaintiff seeks leave to serve such defendant by publication because the Unknown Spouse has not voluntarily appeared and could not be found within the District of Nebraska despite "diligent efforts" to do so. The plaintiff filed affidavits in support of its factual assertions. See Filing Nos. 7 and 9. In any event, the plaintiff states service by publication could be completed by April 5, 2010. Upon consideration, IT IS ORDERED: 1. The plaintiff's Motion for Extension of Time to Serve Summons and Complaint (Filing No. 6) is granted. The plaintiff shall have on or before April 5, 2010, to effect service of the summons and complaint on the defendant Unknown Spouse of Ricky E. Rohr. 2. The plaintiff's Motion for Publication (Filing No. 8) is granted as requested and shall be published in compliance with 28 U.S.C. 1655. DATED this 25th day of January, 2010. BY THE COURT: s/Thomas D. Thalken United States Magistrate Judge