Padilla v. Omaha World-Herald Company et al
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE - The plaintiff has until the close of business on October 21, 2011, to file evidence of service or show cause why this case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute each of the defendants. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken. (TRL)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD COMPANY, )
PACIFIC REALTY COMMERCIAL, L.L.C., )
DOUGLAS BUILDING, L.L.C., and
This matter is before the court sua sponte, and pursuant to NECivR 41.2, which
states in pertinent part: “At any time, a case not being prosecuted with reasonable
diligence may be dismissed for lack of prosecution.” Further, Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m)
establishes a 120-day time limit for service of process on the defendant in a civil case,
absent a showing of good cause.
In this case the complaint was filed on June 5, 2011. See Filing No. 1. The plaintiff
has initiated no other action in this matter. There is no evidence in the record the plaintiff
has sought summonses or served process. The deadline for service of process expired on
or about October 3, 2011.
No defendant has made an appearance. It remains the
plaintiff’s duty to go forward in prosecuting the case. Under the circumstances, the plaintiff
must make a showing of good cause for the failure of timely service or the action must be
dismissed as each of the defendants. Upon consideration,
IT IS ORDERED:
The plaintiff has until the close of business on October 21, 2011, to file evidence
of service or show cause why this case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute
each of the defendants.
Dated this 7th day of October, 2011.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Thomas D. Thalken
United States Magistrate Judge
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