Wade v. American Federation of Government Employees

Filing 28

AMENDED ORDER RE SERVICE OF AMENDED COMPLAINT re 27 Order. Signed by Judge Maria-Elena James on 12/9/2008. (mejlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/9/2008)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 E.K. WADE, vs. Plaintiff, FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA No. C 06-4751 MEJ AMENDED ORDER RE: SERVICE OF AMENDED COMPLAINT IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, Defendant. / On December 8, 2008, the Court issued an order regarding service of Plaintiff E.K. Wade's amended complaint. (Dkt. #27.) However, as there has been no appearance in this case by the defendant, and Plaintiff has not provided a notice of acknowledgment of service, the Court hereby AMENDS its December 8 Order to provide revised instructions regarding service of the amended complaint. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(h), Plaintiff must serve the defendant by following California state law. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(h)(1), 4(e)(1). Under California Code of Civil Procedure section 415.30, service is permissible by first class mail if the defendant returns an executed notice of acknowledgment, as detailed in section 415.30. Accordingly, the Court hereby ORDERS Plaintiff to serve the Amended Complaint pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure 415.30. Specifically, Plaintiff must mail to the defendant, by first-class mail, a copy of the summons and complaint, and include a return envelope, postage prepaid, addressed to Plaintiff. Cal. Civ. Proc. Code 415.30(a). Plaintiff must include two copies of a notice and acknowledgment form, the requirements of which (including a sample form) are set forth in California Code of Civil Procedure 415.30(b). Service pursuant to this method shall be deemed complete if the defendant returns a written acknowledgment of receipt to Plaintiff within 20 days. Plaintiff must then file any such 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 written acknowledgment within 30 days from the date of this Order. If the defendant does not provide a written acknowledgment, Plaintiff must designate a registered service processor, or a person over the age of 18 who is not a party to this action, to complete personal service pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section 416.10. Such service must be completed within 45 days from the date of this Order. Failure to comply with this Order may result in the dismissal of Plaintiff's complaint. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: December 9, 2008 MARIA-ELENA JAMES United States Magistrate Judge 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 v. E K WADE, Plaintiff, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Case Number: CV06-04751 MEJ CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES et al, Defendant. / I, the undersigned, hereby certify that I am an employee in the Office of the Clerk, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. That on December 9, 2008, I SERVED a true and correct copy(ies) of the attached, by placing said copy(ies) in a postage paid envelope addressed to the person(s) hereinafter listed, by depositing said envelope in the U.S. Mail, or by placing said copy(ies) into an inter-office delivery receptacle located in the Clerk's office. E.K. Wade 542 North Civic Dr., Apt. D Walnut Creek, CA 94597 Dated: December 9, 2008 Richard W. Wieking, Clerk By: Brenda Tolbert, Deputy Clerk 3

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