IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 7, 2009
BRIAN JOSEPH STOLTIE, PLAINTIFF,
JANETTA GERINGSON, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis with this civil rights action. On August 12, 2009, the court ordered the United States Marshal to serve plaintiff's complaint on three defendants. Service has been effected on defendants Ziga and Lipon. However, the Marshal was unable to effect service on defendant Geringson. According to California Medical Facility, defendant Geringson is not employed at the facility.
If plaintiff wishes to proceed with his claims against defendant Geringson, plaintiff must provide additional information that will enable the United States Marshal to serve this defendant. Plaintiff shall promptly seek such information through any means available to him.
Plaintiff is cautioned that when service of a complaint is not made upon a defendant within 120 days after the complaint was filed, the court may be required to dismiss the plaintiff's claims against that defendant. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m).
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The Clerk of the Court is directed to send plaintiff one summons, one USM-285 form, an instruction sheet, and a copy of the complaint filed October 30, 2008;
2. Within thirty days from the date of this order, plaintiff shall complete the attached Notice of Submission of Documents and submit it to the court with the documents listed below:
a. One completed USM-285 form for defendant Geringson;
b. Two copies of the endorsed complaint filed October 30, 2008; and
c. One completed summons form.
Failure to do so will result in a recommendation that defendant Geringson be dismissed from this action. In the alternative, plaintiff may file a request to voluntarily dismiss defendant Geringson.
NOTICE OF SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS
Plaintiff hereby submits the following documents in compliance with the court's order filed
one completed summons form;
one completed USM-285 form; and
two true and exact copies of the complaint filed October 30, 2008.
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