Leggett v. Corizon Inc et al
ORDER directing the Clerk to prepare summons for defts Connie Hubbard and Deborah York. the United States Marshal is hereby directed to serve a copy of the Amended Complaint (Doc. No.6) and summons on Defendants in care of Humphries and Lewis Law Firm, P.O. Box 20670, White Hall, AR 71612, without prepayment of fees and costs or security therefore.. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 8/13/13. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
CHARLES H. LEGGETT,
CORIZON, INC., et al.
Plaintiff has now submitted an Amended Complaint (Doc. No. 6) in accordance with this
Court’s July 8, 2013 Order (Doc. No. 5). Having reviewed the Amended Complaint for screening
purposes only,1 it now appears to the Court that service is appropriate for Defendants Hubbard and
Plaintiff also names as Defendants John Does 1 and 2, Regional Medical Director and Chief
Medical Officer (Doc. No. 6). Since the identity of these Defendants is not known, the Clerk cannot
issue summons, and the Marshal is unable to serve an unknown person. After the complaint is filed,
Plaintiff will be permitted to engage in limited discovery consistent with the Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure, if necessary, to try to determine the identity of the John Does. Once Plaintiff is able to
identify these Defendants by name and address, the Court should be notified so that service can be
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that service is appropriate for the Defendants Connie
Hubbard and Deborah York. 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 Amended Complaint (Doc. No.
The Prison Litigation Reform Act requires federal courts to screen prisoner complaints
seeking relief against a governmental entity, officer, or employee. 28 U.S.C. Sect. 1915A(a).
6) and summons on Defendants in care of Humphries and Lewis Law Firm, P.O. Box 20670, White
Hall, AR 71612, without prepayment of fees and costs or security therefore.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 13th day of August, 2013.
JEROME T. KEARNEY
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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