Carlton v. Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department
ORDER directing plaintiff to provide proof of serve as to deft within 20 days of the date of this Order. Signed by Judge James M. Moody on 8/3/11. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CASE NO. 4:11cv00081 JMM
ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY &
On February 8, 2011, the Court denied Plaintiff’s motion to proceed in forma
pauperis and directed Plaintiff to submit the $350.00 filing fee. Plaintiff paid the filing fee
on March 1, 2011 (DE #10). In the Orders of February 8 and March 11, 2011, the Court
advised Plaintiff of his responsibility to obtain service on Defendant. As of this date,
Plaintiff has failed to obtain service upon Defendant.
Pursuant to Rule 4(m) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, if service of the
summons and complaint is not made upon a defendant within 120 days after the filing of
the complaint, the court, upon motion or on its own initiative after notice to the plaintiff,
shall dismiss the action without prejudice as to that defendant or direct that service be
effected within a specified time; provided that if the plaintiff shows good cause for the
failure, the court shall extend the time for service for an appropriate period.
Plaintiff is directed to provide proof of service as to Defendant within 20 days after
entry of this Order. Failure to provide proof may result in the case being dismissed without
IT IS SO ORDERED this 3rd day of August, 2011.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?