BELL v. BANK OF AMERICA NA et al
ORDER DISMISSING Plaintiff's complaint against Defendant Hanna without prejudice. Ordered by US DISTRICT JUDGE MARC THOMAS TREADWELL on 3/3/2017. (tlh)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
BANK OF AMERICA NA, et al.,
CIVIL ACTION NO. 5:16-cv-407 (MTT)
The Court ordered the Plaintiff to show cause by February 27, 2017 why her
claims against Defendant Frederick J. Hanna and Associates P.C. (Hanna),1 should not
be dismissed for failure to serve. Doc. 5. Under Rule 4(m), if the plaintiff fails to
properly serve a defendant within 90 days after filing the complaint, the Court, after
notice to the plaintiff, may dismiss the action against that defendant without prejudice if
the plaintiff fails to show good cause for the failure to serve. Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m). The
Plaintiff did not respond to the Court’s Order and accordingly has not shown good cause
for her failure to serve.
The Court sees no reason to further extend the time for service of process on
Hanna and DISMISSES the Plaintiff’s complaint against Hanna without prejudice.
SO ORDERED, this 3rd day of March, 2017.
S/ Marc T. Treadwell
MARC T. TREADWELL, JUDGE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
The complaint references “Fredrick J. Hanna, P.C.” (see Doc. 1), whereas the summons attached to
the complaint references “Fredrick J. Hanna and Associates, P.C.” (see Doc. 1-4).
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