French v. Triage Staffing Inc.
ORDER - The plaintiff's have until the close of business on December 18, 2012, to file evidence of service or show cause why this case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute the defendant. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken. ( Show Cause Deadline set for 12/18/2012.) (MKR)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
KEVIN FRENCH, et al.,
TRIAGE STAFFING, INC.,
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 July 24, 2012. See Filing No. 1. The
plaintiffs have initiated no other action in this matter. There is no evidence in the record
the plaintiffs sought a summons or served process. The deadline for service of process
expired on or about November 21, 2012. The defendant has not made an appearance. It
remains the plaintiffs’ duty to go forward in prosecuting the case.
circumstances, the plaintiffs must make a showing of good cause for the failure of timely
service or the action must be dismissed against the defendant. Upon consideration,
IT IS ORDERED:
The plaintiffs have until the close of business on December 18, 2012, to file
evidence of service or show cause why this case should not be dismissed for failure to
prosecute the defendant.
Dated this 29th day of November, 2012.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Thomas D. Thalken
United States Magistrate Judge
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