Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company v. Chigo Air Conditioning, Inc. et al
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Plaintiff shall have until December 4, 2023, to show cause why defendants, Chigo Air Conditioning, Inc. and MJC America, Ltd, should not be dismissed pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m) or for want of prosecution. The failure to timely comply with this order may result in dismissal of those defendants from this action without further notice. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Michael D. Nelson. (LRM)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
NATIONWIDE MUTUAL INSURANCE
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
CHIGO AIR CONDITIONING, INC., SA
INTERNATIONAL HOLDING, LLC, a
California limited liability company; and
MJC AMERICA, LTD.,
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m) provides, “If a defendant is not served within 90 days
after the complaint is filed, the court -- on motion or on its own after notice to the plaintiff -- must
dismiss the action without prejudice against that defendant or order that service be made within a
specified time. But if the plaintiff shows good cause for the failure, the court must extend the time
for service for an appropriate period.” Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m).
Plaintiff filed the Complaint in state court on April 28, 2023, and the defendant, SA
International Holding, LLC, removed the action to this court on August 1, 2023. (Filing No. 1).
More than 90 days has elapsed since this action was removed to this court. To date, Plaintiff has
not filed any return of service or signed waiver indicating service on the other named defendants,
Chigo Air Conditioning, Inc. and MJC America, Ltd.; those defendants have not entered voluntary
appearances or otherwise appeared; and Plaintiff has not requested an extension of time to
complete service upon those defendants.1 See Hall v. O’Clallaghan, No. 4:13CV3066, 2013 WL
12141247, at *2 (D. Neb. June 26, 2013) (Rule 4(m)’s time limit for service begins running when
an action is removed to federal court). Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff shall have until December 4, 2023, to show cause why
defendants, Chigo Air Conditioning, Inc. and MJC America, Ltd, should not be dismissed pursuant
In SA International Holding, LLC’s Notice of Removal, it states its belief that neither Chigo Air
Conditioning, Inc. nor MJC America, Ltd. still exist. (Filing No. 1 at ¶ 7). However, Plaintiff’s operative pleading
names those entities as defendants and until they are dismissed or Plaintiff takes some other action, the Court cannot
proceed in their absence.
to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m) or for want of prosecution. The failure to timely comply
with this order may result in dismissal of those defendants from this action without further notice.
Dated this 13th day of November, 2023.
BY THE COURT:
s/Michael D. Nelson
United States Magistrate Judge
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?