International Underwater Dive & Explorations LLC et al v. Boart Longyear Company et al
ORDER denying plaintiff's 28 Motion for Extension of Time and dismissing case without prejudice signed by Judge Richard A Jones.(RS) cc plaintiffs
HONORABLE RICHARD A. JONES
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
INTERNATIONAL UNDERWATER DIVE
& EXPLORATIONS LLC, et al.,
Case No. C16-1831-RAJ
BOART LONGYEAR COMPANY, et al.,
This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff Vernon W Officer, Jr.’s Motion
for Extension to Show Cause and Serve Summons. Dkt. # 28. For the reasons that
follow, the Court DENIES the motion and DISMISSES without prejudice this action
against all defendants for Plaintiff’s failure to prosecute.
The Court has described Plaintiff’s allegations previously. Dkt. # 14. In short,
Plaintiff alleges an array of misconduct by several individuals, private entities, and
government institutions, including Boart Longyear Company (“BLC”), Richard P.
Parkin, Ace American Insurance, Robert G. McCarthy, the Internal Revenue Service, and
the Department of Homeland Security.
Plaintiff has not provided proof of service as to any defendant. The Court ordered
him to do so by May 25, 2017 or it would dismiss the action against Defendants without
prejudice. Dkt. # 26. Plaintiff instead filed a motion for time extension asserting that he
is unable to accomplish service because he is incarcerated and rehashing his allegations at
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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
DATED this 10th day of July, 2017.
The Honorable Richard A. Jones
United States District Judge
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