Kalisz v. Johnson & Johnson et al
DECISION AND ORDER: Plaintiff did not comply with both 8 Order to Show Cause and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m). Accordingly, the case is dismissed. The Clerk of Court is directed to close this case. SO ORDERED. Signed by Hon. Frank P. Geraci, Jr. on 12/1/17. (JO)-CLERK TO FOLLOW UP-
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
GERALD M. KALISZ, Individually and as Executor
of the Estate of SHARON A. KALISZ,
Case # 17-CV-632-FPG
DECISION AND ORDER
JOHNSON & JOHNSON, JOHNSON & JOHNSON
CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC., and IMERYS
TALC AMERICA, INC.,
Plaintiff Gerald M. Kalisz initiated this action via Summons and Notice in the Supreme
Court of the State of New York, County of Erie, alleging negligence, product liability, and
wrongful death. ECF No. 1-1 at 2. On July 11, 2017, Defendants Johnson & Johnson and Johnson
& Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., 1 (the “Johnson & Johnson Defendants”) removed the case
to this Court. ECF No. 1. After Plaintiff failed to file a complaint and serve it on any of the
Defendants within 90 days, the Court ordered Plaintiff to show cause, in writing and by November
21, 2017, why the case should not be dismissed pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m).
ECF No. 8. The Court specifically noted that “[f]ailure to comply with [the Order to Show Cause]
will result in the dismissal of this action.” Id. Plaintiff has not responded to the Order to Show
Cause. Accordingly, the case is dismissed. See Santos v. New York City, 847 F. Supp. 2d 573,
578 (S.D.N.Y. 2012) (dismissing claims against defendant when plaintiff failed to serve a
complaint on defendant within 90 days as required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m)). The Clerk of Court
is directed to close this case.
To date, counsel for Defendant Imerys Talc America, Inc., has not appeared.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
December 1, 2017
Rochester, New York
HON. FRANK P. GERACI, JR.
United States District Court
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