Amaker et al v. Goord et al
DECISION AND ORDER re Service of 29 Amended Complaint upon McGinnis, Gavigan, McNamara & Christensen. Signed by Hon. H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr on 10/22/2012. (KER)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
ANTHONY AMAKER, et al.,
COMM. G.S. GOORD, et al.,
DECISION AND ORDER
This matter has been referred to the undersigned, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
636(b)(1)(A)-(C), for all pretrial matters and to hear and report upon dispositive motions for
consideration of the district judge. (Docket No. 23.)
Pursuant to a Decision and Order, filed September 23, 2012 (Docket No. 53),
the New York State Attorney General’s Office was directed to provide in camera the last
known addresses of defendants C.O. Huffer, Supt. McGinnis, Sgt. P. Gavigan, L,
McNamara, R. Christensen and/or S. Christensen so that the Court could direct the United
States Marshals Service to serve the summons and amended complaint upon these
defendants. The addresses have now provided to the Court in camera.
Accordingly, the Clerk of the Court is directed to cause the United States
Marshals Service to serve the summons and amended complaint (Docket No. 29) upon
defendants McGinnis, Gavigan, McNamara and R. Christensen at the addresses provided
to the Court in camera without plaintiff’s payment therefor, unpaid fees to be recoverable
if this action terminates by monetary award in plaintiff’s favor.1 The Clerk of the Court shall
prepare the necessary Summonses and U.S. Marshal Process Receipt and Return Forms
(USM-285) for service upon defendants.
The Clerk of the Court is also directed to forward a copy of this Order by
email to Michael Russo, Assistant Attorney General in Charge, Buffalo Regional Office
Buffalo, New York
October 22, 2012
s/ H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr.
H. KENNETH SCHROEDER, JR.
United States Magistrate Judge
Pursuant to a Standing Order of Court, filed September 28, 2012, a defendant will have 60 days to
file and serve an answer or other responsive pleading, see Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(a)-(b), if the defendant and/or the
defendant’s agent has returned an Acknowledgment of Receipt of Service by Mail Form within 30 days of
receipt of the summons and complaint by mail pursuant to N.Y.C.P.LR. § 312-a.
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