Williams v. Limited Brands Store Operations Inc et al

Filing 14

ORDER dismissing the claims against the Defendants without prejudice for failure to prosecute; and, directing the Clerk to close the case. Signed by Judge James M. Moody on 8/29/2011. (dmn)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION KARLA WILLIAMS vs. PLAINTIFF 4:11CV00237 JMM LIMITED BRANDS STORE OPERATIONS, INC. And VICTORIA’S SECRET STORES, LLC DEFENDANTS ORDER On August 3, 2011, the Court ordered Plaintiff to provide proof of service as to the Defendants on or before August 23, 2011. The Court warned Plaintiff that failure to do so would result in dismissal of the Complaint without prejudice. Plaintiff has failed to respond. The Court finds that the Plaintiff has failed to serve the Defendants and has not established “good cause” for this failure. The Court is aware that "[p]ro se litigants are allowed more latitude than litigants represented by counsel to correct defects in service of process and pleadings." Moore v. Agency for Int'l Development, 994 F.2d 874, 876 (D.C.Cir.1993). However, this latitude can only go so far. Plaintiff has failed to serve the Defendants and failed to respond to the Court’s Order. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED pursuant to Rule 4(m) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that the claims against the Defendants are hereby dismissed without prejudice for failure to prosecute. The Clerk is directed to close the case. Dated this 29th day of August, 2011. ____________________________ James M. Moody United States District Judge

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