Byble v. Diamond Cut Lawn & Landscape, LLC. et al
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION: Magistrate Judge RECOMMENDS dismissing this action. Objections to R&R due by 12/11/2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson on 11/27/2017. (ew)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
Civil Action 2:17-cv-578
Judge Algenon L. Marbley
Magistrate Judge Jolson
DIAMOND CUT LAWN
& LANDSCAPE, LLC, et al.,
On October 11, 2017, this Court issued an Order noting that there is no record that
service has been made upon Defendant and directing Plaintiff to show good cause within
fourteen days why this action should not be dismissed and why an extension of time to effect
service should be allowed. (Doc 6 (citing Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m)). Plaintiff filed a response on
October 25, 2017, moving for an extension until November 24, 2017, to effect service. (Doc. 9).
The Court, in its discretion, allowed Plaintiff an extension of time to effect service until
November 13, 2017. (Doc. 11). Thus, the Motion was granted in part. (Id.).
On November 14, 2017, Plaintiff filed a second Motion, this time requesting an extension
until December 14, 2017, to effect service. (Doc. 11). Plaintiff also requested that the Court
appoint its counsel as a process server under Rule 4(c)(3) of the Federal Rules of Civil
In ruling on Plaintiff’s second Motion, this Court noted that Plaintiff demonstrated
minimal effort in attempting to effect service in this case despite having some 140 days to do so.
(See, e.g., Doc. 9 at 1) (stating that counsel was unaware until the Court’s order on October 11,
2017, that service had not been effected). Consequently, the Court saw no reason to specially
appoint counsel for service or to extend the time for service by thirty days. However, the Court
in its discretion allowed Plaintiff until November 24, 2017, to effect service. Thus, the Court
granted the Motion in part. (Doc. 13). The Court noted that there would be no further extension
of this deadline.
The November 24, 2017 deadline has passed and Plaintiff has failed to effect service.
Based on the foregoing, it is RECOMMENDED that this action be dismissed.
Procedure on Objections to Report and Recommendation
If any party objects to this Report and Recommendation, that party may, within fourteen
(14) days of the date of this Report, file and serve on all parties written objections to those
specific proposed findings or recommendations to which objection is made, together with
supporting authority for the objection(s).
A Judge of this Court shall make a de novo
determination of those portions of the Report or specified proposed findings or recommendations
to which objection is made. Upon proper objections, a Judge of this Court may accept, reject, or
modify, in whole or in part, the findings or recommendations made herein, may receive further
evidence or may recommit this matter to the Magistrate Judge with instructions. 28 U.S.C.
The parties are specifically advised that failure to object to the Report and
Recommendation will result in a waiver of the right to have the District Judge review the Report
and Recommendation de novo, and also operates as a waiver of the right to appeal the decision of
the District Court adopting the Report and Recommendation. See Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140
(1985); United States v. Walters, 638 F.2d 947 (6th Cir. 1981).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Date: November 27, 2017
/s/ Kimberly A. Jolson
KIMBERLY A. JOLSON
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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