Ford v. Byrd et al

Filing 6

ORDER directing the Clerk of the Court to prepare summons for defts Karl Byrd and Dr. Stewart and the United States Marshal to serve the original and amended complaints and summons on defts without prepayment of costs therefor. Signed by Magistrate Judge Henry L. Jones, Jr on 1/14/10. (bkp)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION RICKEY FORD v. KARL BYRD, et al. ORDER By Order dated December 15, 2009 (DE #3), this Court granted plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis in this action filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983. However, finding plaintiff's complaint too vague and conclusory to enable the Court to determine whether it is frivolous, fails to state a claim, or states a legitimate claim, the Court directed plaintiff to submit an amended complaint within thirty days. Plaintiff has now submitted an amended complaint (DE #5). Having reviewed the original and amended complaints, and construing them together, it now appears to the Court that service is appropriate. Accordingly, IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that service is appropriate for the defendants Karl Byrd and Dr. Stewart. The Clerk of the Court shall prepare summons for the defendants and the United States Marshal is hereby directed to serve a copy of the original (DE #2) and amended complaints (DE #5) and summons 4:09CV00917HLJ DEFENDANTS PLAINTIFF on defendants without prepayment of fees and costs or security therefore. IT IS SO ORDERED this 14th day of January, 2010. __________________________________ United States Magistrate Judge 1

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