MCCAFFREY v. WINDSOR AT WINDERMERE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS PLAINTIFF STEPHANIE MCCAFFREY'S AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR LACK OF JURISDICTION PURSUANT TO RULE 12(B)(2) [#5] IS GRANTED AND PLAINTIFF'S AMENDED COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED WITH LEAVE TO AMEND ON OR BEFORE 5/22/17 TO THE EXTENT THAT PLAINTIFF IS ABLE TO PROPERLY ALLEGE A BASIS FOR THE COURT'S JURISDICTION OVER HER CLAIMS. SIGNED BY HONORABLE THOMAS N. ONEILL, JR ON 5/8/17. 5/9/17 ENTERED & E-MAILED.(fdc)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
WINDSOR AT WINDERMERE
LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, et al.
AND NOW, this 8th day of May, 2017, upon consideration of the motion of defendants
Windsor at Windermere Limited Partnership (WWLP), Windsor at Windermere Investors
Corporation (WWIC) and Windsor Communities to dismiss plaintiff Stepfanie McCaffrey’s
amended complaint for lack of jurisdiction pursuant to Rule 12(b)(2) (Dkt. No. 5), plaintiff’s
opposition (Dkt. No. 6) and moving defendants’ reply (Dkt. No. 7), it is ORDERED that,
consistent with the accompanying memorandum of law, moving defendants’ motion is
GRANTED and plaintiff’s amended complaint is DISMISSED with leave to amend on or before
May 22, 2017 to the extent that plaintiff is able to properly allege a basis for the Court’s
jurisdiction over her claims. 1
Also, defendant Windsor Property Management Company has not been served. See Dkt.
No. 5 at ECF p. 3 n.1. Rule 4(m) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides, in relevant
part, that “[i]f a defendant is not served within 90 days after the complaint is filed, the court – on
motion or on its own after notice to the plaintiff – must dismiss the action without prejudice
against that defendant or order that service be made within a specified time.” Fed. R. Civ. P.
4(m). Accordingly, this Order shall serve as notice to plaintiff that if she intends file a second
amended complaint naming Windsor Property Management Company as a defendant, she shall
For example, if plaintiff intends to reassert a claim against defendant WWLP, she
should allege the identity and citizenship of each of the partners in WWLP.
file proof of service upon it with the Court on or before May 22, 2017, or her claims against it
will be dismissed without prejudice.
s/Thomas N. O’Neill, Jr.
THOMAS N. O’NEILL, JR., J.
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