Humphrey v. Citibank NA et al
ORDER granting 17 Motion for Leave to File an Amended Complaint. The clerk shall forthwith file the Amended Complaint. Plaintiff has 21 days from this date to complete service of process. Signed by Jane M Virden on 5/9/13. (ncb)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
RUBY JEAN HUMPHREY
CITIBANK N.A. and CITIMORTGAGE, INC.
By Order  dated January 24, 2013, the court granted Plaintiff thirty days to effectuate
service of process upon the defendants. On April 29, because there was no record that the
defendants had been timely served with process, the court issued an Order  requiring
Plaintiff to show cause why this case should not be dismissed for her failure to effectuate service
In her Response  filed May 7, Plaintiff essentially states that on January 14 she
inadvertently attempted to file an amended complaint and a summons at the clerk’s office in
Aberdeen. Plaintiff also states that she “served” the parties and their attorneys via certified mail
the same day. Additionally, Plaintiff attaches documents which indicate that she was informed
by the clerk of this court that her amended complaint could not be filed and process could not be
issued until the district judge entered an order allowing the case to proceed. Plaintiff further
explains that she was confused by the clerk’s instructions regarding when she should respond.
Also, Plaintiff has now submitted an amended complaint and a copy of a summons which have
been filed as a motion for leave to amend the complaint and for issuance of process .
Having considered Plaintiff’s response to the Show Cause Order and her recent motion,
the court finds that Plaintiff has shown good cause for an extension of the deadline for service of
process upon the defendants. Therefore,
IT IS ORDERED:
1. That Plaintiff’s motion for leave to amend the complaint is granted, and the clerk shall
forthwith file the Amended Complaint submitted by Plaintiff.
2. That Plaintiff is hereby granted an additional twenty-one (21) days from this date to
have a summons properly issued and to complete service of process in accordance with Rule 4 of
the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
3. That Plaintiff is warned that her failure to comply with this order may warrant
dismissal of the complaint.
This 9th day of May, 2013.
/s/Jane M. Virden
U. S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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