Robert Rodriguez v. Police Dog Kubo et al

Filing 18

ORDER Requiring Defendant to Respond to United States Marshal's Request for Reimbursement of Costs, signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Beck on 1/23/2012. ( Response Deadline: 2/14/2012) (Figueroa, O)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 ROBERT RODRIGUEZ, CASE NO. 1:11-cv-01371-LJO DLB 8 Plaintiff, ORDER REQUIRING DEFENDANT TO RESPOND TO UNITED STATES MARSHAL’S REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF COSTS 9 v. 10 OFFICER TUSHNET, 11 (Doc. 17) Defendant. 12 RESPONSE DUE WITHIN TWENTY-ONE DAYS / 13 14 Plaintiff Robert Rodriguez (“Plaintiff”) is a county jail inmate proceeding pro se and in 15 forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Pending before the Court 16 is a request for reimbursement submitted by the United States Marshal on January 13, 2012. 17 (Doc. 17.) Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(d)(2), if a defendant, without good 18 cause, fails to sign and return a waiver requested by a plaintiff, the Court must impose on 19 defendants the expenses later incurred in making service. Because Plaintiff is proceeding in 20 forma pauperis, service must be effected by the United States Marshal. Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(c)(3). 21 Defendant Tushnet has yet to respond to the Marshal’s request. Accordingly, it is HEREBY 22 ORDERED that Defendant is to respond to the Marshal’s request for reimbursement within 23 twenty-one (21) days from the date of service of this order. 24 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: 3b142a January 23, 2012 /s/ Dennis L. Beck UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 26 27 28 1

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