Rogers v. Williams
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Gregory G. Hollows on 11/27/17, ORDERING that the Clerk shall provide a copy of this Order and the documents listedabove to the United States Marshal within 10 days of the date of this Order. The Marshal effect serv ice on the United States and defendant James A. Williamsat the Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California within 20 days of the date of this Order. The defendant's Response to the complaint, whether by Answer or Motion, shallbe filed no later than 1/26/2018. (Kastilahn, A)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
KIM EDWARD ROGERS,
JAMES L. WILLIAMS,
The United States Attorney, through Assistant U. S. Attorney Victoria L. Boesch, has
advised the court that Defendant Williams, who is a Sacramento Sheriff Detective and Special
Duty United States Marshal has contacted her office to seek representation in this case. Because
the office must receive permission to defend from the Department of Justice, the office is unable
to act on the request at this time and so a 60 day extension of time to respond to pending
pleadings has been requested. This court will grant that request.
The United States Attorney also states that plaintiff has not properly served the United
States as required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(i)(3). That Rule states the following;
To serve a United States officer or employee sued in an individual capacity for an act or
omission occurring in connection with duties performed on the United
States’ behalf (whether or not the officer or employee is also sued in an official capacity),
a party must serve the United States and also serve the officer or employee under Rule
4(e), (f), or (g).
In the present circumstance, that service can be accomplished by delivering a two service copies
of the complaint, the appropriate summons, the form for consent to trial by a magistrate judge and
this Court’s Status Order to the United States Marshal who will effect service insofar as plaintiff
is proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis.
In light of the foregoing IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
The Clerk of the Court shall provide a copy of this Order and the documents listed
above to the United States Marshal within ten (10) days of the date of this Order;
The Marshal effect service on the United States and defendant James A. Williams
at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California within twenty
(20) days of the date of this Order;
The defendant’s Response to the complaint, whether by Answer or Motion, shall
be filed no later than January 26, 2018.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: November 27, 2017
/s/ Gregory G. Hollows
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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