Arrand v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER Granting 5 Motion to Extend Time. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the deadline to effect service of process is extended up to and including 12/1/16. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach on 10/17/16. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - ADR)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY,
[Ex-Parte Request for Extension of Time ECF
Before the court is Plaintiff’s Request for Extension of Time. (ECF No. 5). Plaintiff filed a
Complaint against the Commissioner of Social Security to appeal the denial of his benefits request. (ECF
No. 1). Plaintiff seeks to extend the time to effectuate service under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m).
Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m) requires a defendant to be served within 90 days after the complaint is filed.
If “the plaintiff shows good cause for the failure [to serve a defendant within that time-frame], the court
must extend the time for service for an appropriate period.” Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m).
Plaintiff must effectuate service on the Commissioner of Social Security by September 8, 2016.
Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m). Plaintiff states that a miscommunication occurred between the parties which resulted
in a Summons not being issued and the Summons and Complaint not being sent to the process server for
execution. (ECF No. 5 at 3).
Plaintiff asserts that an additional 30 days is required to effect service and asks this court to extend
the 4(m) deadline. Id.
Given that Plaintiff has demonstrated “good cause” for its failure to effectuate service and has
provided support for its request for an extension, the court will extend the 4(m) deadline until December
1, 2016. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m).
Accordingly, and for good cause shown,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion to Extend time (ECF No. 5) is GRANTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the deadline to effect service of process is extended up to and
including December 1, 2016.
DATED this 17th day of October, 2016.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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