Global Equity Management (SA) Pty. Ltd. v. Expedia, Inc.
ORDER ADOPTING 223 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS. Travago GmbH (Consolidated from case 2:16-cv-100) now terminated.. Signed by Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III on 12/27/2016. (sm, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
GLOBAL EQUITY MANAGEMENT (SA)
EXPEDIA, INC, et al.,
§ Case No. 2:16-CV-00095-RWS-RSP
§ (Lead Case)
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
Before the Court are the Objections filed by Plaintiff Global Equity Management (Dkt.
No. 225) to Magistrate Judge Payne’s Report and Recommendation (Dkt. No. 223), which
recommends that this case be dismissed without prejudice because of Plaintiff’s failure to timely
serve Defendant Trivago GmbH. Dkt. No. 223 at 1. In its Objections, Plaintiff argues that it has
diligently pursued service of Trivago GmbH, that all documents necessary for service are in a
diplomatic pouch in Germany awaiting delivery to Trivago GmbH and that, consequently, good
cause exists to grant an enlargement of time for service until May, 2017. Docket No. 225 at 2–3.
Judge Payne rejected the same arguments, which Plaintiff made in its Verified Third Motion for
Enlargement of Time to Serve Defendant (Dkt No. 221). The Court agrees with Judge Payne
that Plaintiff’s objections are without sufficient merit to justify the extreme delay in serving
Trivago GmbH. Accordingly, Magistrate Judge Payne’s Recommendation is ADOPTED. The
Complaint against Trivago GmbH is DISMISSED without prejudice.
So ORDERED and SIGNED this 27th day of December, 2016.
ROBERT W. SCHROEDER III
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?