Hanson v. Blaine County et al
MEMORANDUM DECISION AND ORDER. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: 1. Plaintiff's Motion for Extension (Dkt. 7 ) is GRANTED. Hanson shall have until February 28, 2017 to conduct the limited discovery and serve the remaining defendants. Signed by Judge B. Lynn Winmill. Motions terminated: 7 MOTION Extension filed by Scott Hanson. (km)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF IDAHO
Case No. 1:16 -cv-00421-BLW
BLAINE COUNTY, et. al.,
MEMORANDUM DECISION AND
The Court has before it Plaintiff’s Motion for Extension (Dkt. 7). Hanson seeks an
extension of time to serve Judith Anderson and Does I-X, plus limited discovery to make
service possible. Rule 4(m) states that the court “must extend the time for service for an
appropriate period” if a plaintiff shows good cause. Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m). Here, Hanson
explains that Judith Anderson no longer works for Blaine County, and he has not been
able to locate her in time to serve her under the typical deadline. He also notes that he has
been unable to determine the identity and location of Does I-X.
Under these circumstances, Hanson has shown good cause to extend the service
deadline. The Court will also grant Hanson’s request to do limited, expedited discovery
to determine the identity of Does I-X and the location of Judith Anderson. The other
defendants in the case shall work with Hanson on this limited discovery.
MEMORANDUM DECISION AND ORDER - 1
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
1. Plaintiff’s Motion for Extension (Dkt. 7) is GRANTED. Hanson shall have
until February 28, 2017 to conduct the limited discovery and serve the
DATED: January 30, 2017
B. Lynn Winmill
United States District Court
MEMORANDUM DECISION AND ORDER - 2
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