Jo Ann Howard and Associates, P.C. et al v. Cassity et al

Filing 109

ORDER IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiffs should proceed with personal service under Rule 4 on those Defendants who have failed to sign Requests for Waiver of Service. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant Erin Province's Motion to Appoint Counsel is HELD IN ABEYANCE. Defendant Province shall submit an affidavit to the Court detailing her assets and liabilities no later than October 23, 2009. Signed by Honorable E. Richard Webber on October 13, 2009. (MCB)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI EASTERN DIVISION DONNA J. GARRETT, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. J. DOUGLAS CASSITY, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ORDER This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiffs' Motion for an Expedited Ruling of Law under Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure [doc. #51] and Defendant Erin Province's Motion to Appoint Counsel [doc. #53]. The Court heard arguments from the parties on these Motions on October 13, 2009. The Court concludes that Plaintiffs' Motion for an Expedited Ruling, styled as it is, will be neither granted nor denied. Plaintiff has requested a ruling as to whether its Rule 4 obligations have been satisfied with respect to certain Defendants who waived the defenses of insufficient process and insufficient service of process yet also failed to sign Plaintiffs' proffered Requests for Waiver of Service. The Court concludes that Plaintiffs should proceed with personal service on these Defendants pursuant to Rule 4. The Court finds that Defendant Erin Province's Motion to Appoint Counsel will be held in abeyance for ten (10) days until October 23, 2009 in order to give Defendant Province the opportunity to submit an affidavit to the Court describing her financial condition in detail. Case No. 4:09CV01252 ERW Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiffs should proceed with personal service under Rule 4 on those Defendants who have failed to sign Requests for Waiver of Service. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant Erin Province's Motion to Appoint Counsel is HELD IN ABEYANCE. Defendant Province shall submit an affidavit to the Court detailing her assets and liabilities no later than October 23, 2009. Dated this 13th Day of October, 2009. _________________________________ E. RICHARD WEBBER UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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