International Underwater Dive & Explorations LLC et al v. Boart Longyear Company et al

Filing 29

ORDER denying plaintiff's 28 Motion for Extension of Time and dismissing case without prejudice signed by Judge Richard A Jones.(RS) cc plaintiffs

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HONORABLE RICHARD A. JONES 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 INTERNATIONAL UNDERWATER DIVE & EXPLORATIONS LLC, et al., 10 11 12 Plaintiffs, Case No. C16-1831-RAJ ORDER v. BOART LONGYEAR COMPANY, et al., 13 Defendants. 14 15 This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff Vernon W Officer, Jr.’s Motion 16 for Extension to Show Cause and Serve Summons. Dkt. # 28. For the reasons that 17 follow, the Court DENIES the motion and DISMISSES without prejudice this action 18 against all defendants for Plaintiff’s failure to prosecute. 19 The Court has described Plaintiff’s allegations previously. Dkt. # 14. In short, 20 Plaintiff alleges an array of misconduct by several individuals, private entities, and 21 government institutions, including Boart Longyear Company (“BLC”), Richard P. 22 Parkin, Ace American Insurance, Robert G. McCarthy, the Internal Revenue Service, and 23 the Department of Homeland Security. 24 Plaintiff has not provided proof of service as to any defendant. The Court ordered 25 him to do so by May 25, 2017 or it would dismiss the action against Defendants without 26 prejudice. Dkt. # 26. Plaintiff instead filed a motion for time extension asserting that he 27 is unable to accomplish service because he is incarcerated and rehashing his allegations at 28 ORDER – 1 1 2 3 4 length. Because Plaintiff has not provided proof of service in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4, the Court DENIES Plaintiff’s motion (Dkt. # 28) and DISMISSES without prejudice this action against all defendants for Plaintiff’s failure to prosecute. 5 6 DATED this 10th day of July, 2017. 7 A 8 9 The Honorable Richard A. Jones United States District Judge 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER – 2

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