Smith v. Arkansas, State of et al
ORDER giving notice to the Plaintiff that the Court will dismiss this action unless proof of service is filed on or before Wednesday, July 17, 2013, or the Plaintiff establishes good cause for the failure to serve summons and complaint on the defendants within 120 days after the filing of the complaint. Signed by Judge J. Leon Holmes on 6/17/2013. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FRED SMITH, State Representative
No. 3:13CV00050 JLH
STATE OF ARKANSAS; THOMAS D. DEEN;
PAM STEPHENSON; APRIL CANTRELL;
RICK G. MCKELVEY; BARRY E. ROY;
MIKE MIDDLETON; ARKANSAS STATE
POLICE; DERMOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT;
J. BIGHAM, Deputy Sheriff; and DESOTO
COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT
Plaintiff, Fred Smith, filed a complaint in this action on February 14, 2013. More than 120
days have passed. Plaintiff has not filed proof of service on the defendants. Rule 4(m) of the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure provides:
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.
Notice is hereby given to the plaintiff that the Court will dismiss this action unless proof of
service is filed on or before Wednesday, July 17, 2013, or the plaintiff establishes good cause for the
failure to serve summons and complaint on the defendants within 120 days after the filing of the
IT IS SO ORDERED this 17th day of June, 2013.
J. LEON HOLMES
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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