Knappenberger v. Social Security Administration
ORDER notifying Plaintiff that she must provide proof of service on Defendant within 30 days of the date of this Order. Failure to obtain service shall result in the dismissal of Plaintiff's Complaint without prejudice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe on 8/14/2012. (srw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
TAMMY LYNN KNAPPENBERGER,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner,
Social Security Administration,
Plaintiff filed this action on November 4, 2011 (Doc. No. 2). Summons was issued and
forwarded to Plaintiff’s attorney for service on November 8, 2011, per the court docket, but proof
of service has not been filed. Plaintiff is hereby notified she must provide proof of service on
Defendant within thirty days of the date of this Order. In accordance with Federal Rule of Civil
Procedure 4(m), failure to obtain service shall result in the dismissal of Plaintiff’s Complaint,
IT IS SO ORDERED this 14th day of August, 2012.
JOE J. VOLPE
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
FED. R. CIV. P. 4(m) Time Limit for Service: “If a defendant is not served within 120 days
after the 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 period.”
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