Scott v. Tally et al
ORDER dismissing plaintiff's claims against the Doe defendants, without prejudice. Signed by Judge J. Leon Holmes on 3/26/2015. (ks)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
EDDIE SCOTT, JR., #9501-13
NO. 4:14CV00412 JLH/BD
TALLY, et al.
Eddie Scott, Jr., an Arkansas Department of Correction inmate formerly housed at the
Pulaski County Detention Center, filed this lawsuit pro se under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Document #2.
In his amended complaint, filed September 11, 2014, Scott sued John Doe defendants 1-5 and Jane
Doe defendants 1-5, in addition to other named defendants.
Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, every defendant must be served with the
complaint and a summons within 120 days of the filing of a complaint. This includes Doe
defendants. Any defendant who is not served within 120 days can be dismissed from the lawsuit,
In an Order of January 23, 2015, the Court gave Scott an additional forty-five days to
identify the Doe defendants so that they could be served with process. Document #30. To date,
Scott has not identified the unnamed defendants or provided valid addresses for them. Scott was
specifically cautioned that his failure to comply with the Court’s January 23, 2015 Order could result
in the dismissal of his claims against these defendants.
Therefore, Scott’s claims against the Doe defendants are DISMISSED, without prejudice.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 26th day of March, 2015.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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