Tengue v. Father Flanagan's Boys'' Home
ORDER that the plaintiff has until the close of business on December 10, 2015, to file with the Clerk of Court evidence of service or show cause why this case should not be dismissed as against the defendant for failure to prosecute. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken. (Copy mailed to pro se party) (KLF)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
FATHER FLANAGAN’S BOYS’’
This matter is before the court after a review of the court file 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, Federal
Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m) establishes a 120-day time limit for service of process on
any defendant in a civil case, absent a showing of good cause.
In this case the complaint was filed on July 10, 2015. See Filing No. 1. At that
time, the Clerk of Court mailed a blank summons form to the plaintiff. See Filing No. 2.
There is no evidence of service or the plaintiff’s return of the service form. No further
documents have been filed in this matter. The defendant has not made an appearance.
It remains the plaintiff’s duty to go forward in prosecuting the case.
circumstances, the plaintiff must make a showing of good cause for failure to timely
serve or the action must be dismissed against the defendant. Upon consideration,
IT IS ORDERED:
The plaintiff has until the close of business on December 10, 2015, to file with
the Clerk of Court evidence of service or show cause why this case should not be
dismissed as against the defendant for failure to prosecute.
Dated this 17th day of November, 2015.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Thomas D. Thalken
United States Magistrate Judge
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