Wray-Kane v. West Memphis Police Department et al
ORDER directing Plaintiff to file proof that the Defendants in this case were served on or before 8/30/11. If Plaintiff fails to file proof within 14 days of this Order, the case may be dismissed pursuant to Rule 4(m). The Clerk is directed to mail a copy of this Order to the Plaintiff via certified mail. Signed by Judge James M. Moody on 10/27/2011. (jct)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
DONNA LEE WRAY-KANE
WEST MEMPHIS POLICE DEPARTMENT;
JOHN DOES 1 THROUGH 200
Plaintiff, acting pro se, filed her Amended Complaint on May 2, 2011 in the United
States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The case was transferred to this Court
the following day.
Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure requires a plaintiff to serve a summons
and a copy of the complaint on each defendant in the case within 120 days after the complaint is
filed. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(c) and (m). There is no indication in the record that Plaintiff has
served the Defendants with summonses or copies of the Complaint as required by Rule 4(c).
Rule 4(m) states in pertinent part:
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.
Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m).
Accordingly, Plaintiff is directed to file proof that the Defendants were served on or
before August 30, 2011.1 If the Plaintiff fails to file proof within fourteen (14) days of this
Order, the case may be dismissed pursuant to Rule 4(m).
The Clerk is directed to mail a copy of this Order to the Plaintiff via certified mail.
August 30, 2011 is 120 days after the date that Plaintiff filed her Amended Complaint.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 27th day of October, 2011.
James M. Moody
United States District Judge
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