PHILO v. REAMS, et al

Filing 16

ORDER OF SPECIAL APPOINTMENT; SERVICE OF PROCESS UPON DEFENDANTS; AND NOTICE TO PLAINTIFF re 1 Complaint filed by RONDY ALEXIS PHILO: Clerk shall prepare and issue summonses, 4 copies of complaint and order for service by USMS. Defendants to file answer w/60 days of service of summons. Clerk shall forward to Plaintiff a form for consenting to trial by Magistrate Judge. (Notify Chambers on 4/6/2012.). Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE GARY R JONES on 1/30/2012. (Summonses, complaint and copy of order to USMS; Consent form to Plaintiff.) (jws)

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Page 1 of 4 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE DIVISION RONDY ALEXIS PHILO, Plaintiff, vs. Case No: 4:11-cv-394-SPM-GRJ ROBERT REAMS, et al., Defendants. _______________________________/ ORDER OF SPECIAL APPOINTMENT; SERVICE OF PROCESS UPON DEFENDANTS; AND NOTICE TO PLAINTIFF This case is before the Court on Doc. 1, a pro se civil rights complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff has been granted leave to proceed as a pauper by separate order, Doc. 6, and the allegations against the Defendants are deemed sufficient to alert the Defendants to the nature and basis of Plaintiff's claim. This Order directs service of the Complaint on Plaintiff’s behalf. Accordingly, it is ORDERED: 1. The Clerk shall print four copies of the Complaint and prepare and issue summonses, indicating that Defendants have sixty (60) days following service in which to file a response to the Complaint, and shall refer the summonses to the United States Marshal, along with the copies of Plaintiff's Complaint (Doc. 1) and this Order. Page 2 of 4 2. Pursuant to Rule 4(c), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, James Blackwood is specially appointed to serve process upon Defendants Sergeant Robert Reams, Sergeant James Koch, Sergeant Keith Pridgeon and Correctional Officer Marcus Dickey at the Taylor Correctional Institution, a facility within the Florida Department of Corrections. In the absence of James Blackwood, the specially appointed process server designated above, Dina Partin is designated as an alternate server and shall comply with this Order as though issued in her name. 3. Within 10 days from the date of entry of this Order on the docket, the United States Marshal or a Deputy United States Marshal shall serve a copy of the Complaint, a summons, and this Order upon the Defendants. Service shall be accomplished by mailing these documents by regular mail to the above named special process server who shall serve the Complaint. All costs of service shall be advanced by the United States. 4. Within 10 days after receipt of the complaint and this order, James Blackwood shall serve the Complaint upon the individuals named above, complete and sign the return of service, and return it to the Clerk of Court as proof of service. Defendants shall also sign the return of service as an acknowledgment of receipt of service. 5. If the Defendants are no longer employed at the designated institution or facility, or are otherwise unable to be served, the server shall report this information to th Clerk of Court within 10 days after receipt of the complaint and this Order. If Page 3 of 4 service is returned unexecuted, or if a return is not filed within twenty (20) days from the date of this order, the Clerk of Court shall immediately notify Chambers. 6. Defendants shall have 60 days after service in which to file a response to the Complaint. 7. No motion for summary judgment shall be filed by any party prior to entry of an Initial Scheduling Order without permission of the Court. 8. Counsel for Defendants shall file a notice of appearance within 10 days of the date of service. 9. Plaintiff is advised that after a response to the Complaint has been filed, no further amendments to the Complaint shall be permitted by the Court unless, as required by Rule 15 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Plaintiff files a separate motion for leave to so amend and provides a copy of the proposed amended complaint. N.D. Fla. Loc. R. 15.1. 10. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(c)(2), the Clerk shall forward to Plaintiff a form for consenting to trial by the Magistrate Judge, with the case number written on it. If Plaintiff wishes to consent, the form should be signed and forwarded to counsel for Defendants. If the Defendants wish to consent, the form should be signed and returned to the Clerk. 11. After a notice of appearance has been filed, Plaintiff shall be required to mail to the attorney for the Defendants a copy of every pleading or other paper, including letters, submitted for consideration by the Court. Plaintiff shall include with each pleading, motion, or other paper to be filed with the Clerk of the Court a certificate Page 4 of 4 stating the date an identical copy of the paper was mailed to the attorney representing the Defendants. Any paper so submitted for filing that does not contain a "certificate of service" shall be returned by the Clerk and disregarded by the Court. 12. Plaintiff is reminded to keep the Clerk of Court advised of any change in his mailing address should he be transferred, released from prison, or otherwise be relocated. Failure to do so may result in the dismissal of Plaintiff's action for failure to prosecute should court orders not be able to reach Plaintiff. 13. The Clerk of Court shall return this file to the undersigned no later than April 6, 2012. DONE AND ORDERED this 30th day of January 2012. s/Gary R. Jones GARY R. JONES United States Magistrate Judge

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