Williford v. Firework et al

Filing 10

ORDER OF SERVICE: The Clerk of Court is directed to mail an information package to Plaintiff. The Clerk of Court is further instructed to issue summonses for Defendants Firework (doing business as Loop Technologies) and De borah Vue, complete the USM-285 form with the address for each Defendant, and deliver to the U.S. Marshals Service all documents necessary to effect service. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Jennifer H. Rearden on 5/9/2024) (jca) Transmission to Pro Se Assistants for processing.

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK 5/9/2024 SALINA WILLIFORD, Plaintiff, 24 Civ. 2335 (JHR) -againstFIREWORK; HR CHIEF MS. DEBORAH VUE, ORDER OF SERVICE Defendants. JENNIFER H. REARDEN, United States District Judge: Plaintiff brings this pro se action under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e to 2000e-17, and the New York State Human Rights Law, N.Y. Exec. Law §§ 290 to 297. She alleges that her employer discriminated against her based on her race and sex. By order dated April 29, 2024, the Court granted Plaintiff’s request to proceed in forma pauperis (IFP), that is, without prepayment of fees. DISCUSSION Because Plaintiff has been granted permission to proceed IFP, she is entitled to assistance from the Court and the U.S. Marshals Service to effect service. 1 Walker v. Schult, 717 F.3d. 119, 123 n.6 (2d Cir. 2013); see also 28 U.S.C. § 1915(d) (“The officers of the court shall issue and serve all process . . . in [IFP] cases.”); Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(c)(3) (the court must order the Marshals Service to serve if the plaintiff is authorized to proceed IFP)). 1 Although Rule 4(m) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure generally requires that a summons be served within 90 days of the date the complaint is filed, Plaintiff is proceeding IFP and could not have effected service until the Court reviewed the complaint and ordered that any summonses be issued. The Court therefore extends the time to serve until 90 days after the date any summonses issue. To allow Plaintiff to effect service on Defendants Firework (doing business as Loop Technologies) and Deborah Vue through the U.S. Marshals Service, the Clerk of Court is instructed to fill out a U.S. Marshals Service Process Receipt and Return form (“USM-285 form”) for each Defendant. The Clerk of Court is further instructed to issue summonses and deliver to the Marshals Service all the paperwork necessary for the Marshals Service to effect service upon Defendants. If the complaint is not served within 90 days after the date summonses are issued, Plaintiff should request an extension of time for service. See Meilleur v. Strong, 682 F.3d 56, 63 (2d Cir. 2012) (holding that it is the plaintiff’s responsibility to request an extension of time for service). Plaintiff must notify the Court in writing if her address changes, and the Court may dismiss the action if Plaintiff fails to do so. CONCLUSION The Clerk of Court is directed to mail an information package to Plaintiff. The Clerk of Court is further instructed to issue summonses for Defendants Firework (doing business as Loop Technologies) and Deborah Vue, complete the USM-285 form with the address for each Defendant, and deliver to the U.S. Marshals Service all documents necessary to effect service. SO ORDERED. Dated: May 9, 2024 New York, New York JENNIFER JENN NIF I ER H. REARDEN United States District Judge 2 DEFENDANT AND SERVICE ADDRESS FOR EACH DEFENDANT Firework dba Loop Technologies 234 Seventh Avenue San Mateo, CA 94401 Deborah Vue Chief of Human Resources Firework dba Loop Technologies 234 Seventh Avenue San Mateo, CA 94401

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