Stevens v. Buckner et al
OPINION. An appropriate judgment will be entered. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 3/7/2017. (dmn, )
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA, NORTHERN DIVISION
MEREDITH GARRARD STEVENS,
NANCY BUCKNER, in her
personal and individual
capacity and in her
official capacity as
Commissioner of the
Alabama Department of
Human Resources; et al.,
CIVIL ACTION NO.
complaint in this matter on June 20, 2016, naming four
complaint were returned unexecuted.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m) states: “If a
complaint is filed, the court--on motion or on its own
after notice to the plaintiff--must dismiss the action
without prejudice against that defendant or order that
service be made within a specified time.
But, if the
plaintiff shows good cause for the failure, the court
must extend the time for service for an appropriate
On September 26, 2016, citing Rule 4(m), the United
States Magistrate Judge entered an order that Stevens
show cause, on or before October 7, 2016, as to why
Stevens did not respond to the order.
court will dismiss the claims against Simmons without
An appropriate judgment will be entered.
DONE, this the 7th day of March, 2017.
/s/ Myron H. Thompson
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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