Heard v. Blytheville Arkansas, City of et al
ORDER advising that Plaintiff will have 14 days from the entry of this Order to show cause why the Court should not dismiss the Doe defendants, without prejudice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere on 12/21/2011. (jct)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, et al.
This case is scheduled for a jury trial on March 5, 2012, in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
In the Complaint, filed November 1, 2010, Ms. Heard named a number of John Doe or
Jane Doe Defendants. (docket entry #1, ¶7-13, 19, 22, 48) Ms. Heard will have fourteen
(14) days from the entry of this Order to show cause why the Court should not dismiss the
Doe defendants, without prejudice.
The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure allow 120 days in which to serve defendants.
FED.R.CIV.P. 4(m). Ms. Heard has neither requested nor received an extension of time in
which to serve the Doe defendants. The time for service, discovery, dispositive motions,
and amendment of pleadings has passed without an identification of the Doe defendants.
Accordingly, the Court will dismiss the Doe defendants, without prejudice, if Ms. Heard
does not show cause why dismissal is not warranted.
DATED this 21st day of December, 2011.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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