Simpson v. Rock Hill, City of et al
ORDER - The plaintiff shall show good cause by February 18, 2015, for the failure to effect service or for the failure to file proof of service on defendant, Ray Murphy. Plaintiffs failure to respond in writing will result in a recommendation of dismissal of Murphy without prejudice of this action. Signed by Magistrate Judge Shiva V Hodges on 2/11/2015. (gmil)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
ROCK HILL DIVISION
City of Rock Hill and Ray Murphy,
C/A No.: 0:14-3892-TLW-SVH
RULE TO SHOW CAUSE
This matter comes before the court on a review of the docket in this case, which
reveals no evidence that plaintiff has effected service on defendant Ray Murphy
(“Murphy”). The summons was issued on October 6, 2014, and it expired on February 6,
2015. Rule 4(m) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides, in pertinent part, as
If a defendant is not served within 120 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).
Plaintiff is hereby placed on notice that unless good cause is shown to the court by
February 18, 2015, for his failure to effect service of the summons and complaint on
Murphy, plaintiff’s action will be recommended for dismissal without prejudice as to
Murphy. To the extent that service has been effected, plaintiff is reminded of Fed. R.
Civ. P. 4(l), which requires proof of service must be made to the court.
It is therefore ordered that plaintiff shall show good cause by February 18, 2015,
for the failure to effect service or for the failure to file proof of service. Plaintiff’s failure
to respond in writing will result in a recommendation of dismissal of Murphy without
prejudice of this action.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
February 11, 2015
Columbia, South Carolina
Shiva V. Hodges
United States Magistrate Judge
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