Reese v. Bank et al
ORDER: Plaintiff is hereby placed on notice that unless good cause is shown to the court by May 18, 2017, for his failure to effect service of the summonses and complaint on the defendants, plaintiff's action will be recommended for dismissal without prejudice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Shiva V Hodges on 5/4/2017. (mwal)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Harry Eugene Reese, Sr.,
Dr. Robert Bank; Mr. John Magill; Ms.
Maria Marin; Ms. Denise Morgan; Ms.
Vicki Brown; Ms. Eleanor Odom; and
South Carolina Department of Mental
C/A No.: 3:16-3491-JFA-SVH
This matter comes before the court on a review of the docket in this case that
reveals no evidence of plaintiff having effected proper service on the defendants. The
summonses were issued on February 2, 2017, and they expired on May 3, 2017. [ECF
Nos. 23–24]. Rule 4(m) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides, in pertinent
part, as follows:
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
May 18, 2017, for his failure to effect service of the summonses and complaint on the
defendants, plaintiff’s action will be recommended for dismissal without prejudice. 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. Plaintiff’s failure to respond in
writing will result in a recommendation of dismissal of the defendants without prejudice.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
May 4, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
Shiva V. Hodges
United States Magistrate Judge
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