JPMorgan Chase Bank NA v. Mace et al
ORDER. This court will dismiss this action without prejudice ten days from the date of this Order if proof of service has not been filed within that time. Signed by Honorable R Bryan Harwell on 1/11/2013. (hcic, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA,
Russell W. Mace, III, and Nicole N. Mace, )
Civil Action No. 4:12-cv-02511-RBH
This action was originally filed on August 31, 2012, and summonses were issued on the same
date. However, the docket reflects no further activity on the case.
The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure require a plaintiff to file proof of service of a defendant
pursuant to Rule 4(l); however, as of the date of this Order the plaintiff has not filed such. It must be
noted that pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 4(m), service of the summons and complaint must be effected
within 120 days after the filing of the complaint. If the plaintiff fails to comply within such time
limitation, the court may on its own initiative dismiss the action after notice to the plaintiff. See
Fed.R.Civ.P. 4(m); Local Rule 4.01.
Therefore, this court hereby provides notice to the plaintiff that it will dismiss this action
without prejudice ten days from the date of this Order if proof of service has not been filed within that
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/ R. Bryan Harwell
R. Bryan Harwell
United States District Court Judge
January 11, 2013
Florence, South Carolina