Stricklin v. Correctional Medical Services Inc et al
ORDER re 13 Order. Plaintiff is directed to provide an address for deft Rector within 30 days of the date of this Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 4/2/13. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
JOSHUA A. STRICKLIN,
SERVICES, INC., et al.
Plaintiff filed this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Defendants on November 27,
2012, and his Motion to Proceed in forma pauperis was granted by Order dated November 30, 2012
(Doc. Nos. 1, 4). Summons issued to Defendant Rector on November 30, 2012, was returned,
unexecuted, on January 23, 2013, together with a letter from Defendants’ counsel indicating that he
could not identify Dr. Rector as having been an employee or independent contractor for Corizon
(Doc. No. 10, p. 3). On January 29, 2013, this Court noted Plaintiff’s failure to serve Defendant
Rector and provided him with an additional thirty days in which to provide identifying information
and/or the last-known address of the Defendant (Doc. No. 13). As of this date, Plaintiff has provided
no additional information about Defendant Rector.
According to FED.R.CIV.P. 4(m), a Defendant must be served within 120 days of the filing
of the Complaint, and after notice to the plaintiff, the Court “must dismiss the action without
prejudice against that Defendant or order that service be made within a specified time...”
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that Plaintiff shall have one last opportunity in which to
provide a present address on Defendant Rector within thirty days of the date of this Order. Failure
to provide such or obtain service on Defendant Rector shall result in his dismissal from Plaintiff’s
IT IS SO ORDERED this 2nd day of March, 2013.
JEROME T. KEARNEY
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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