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Hightower v. Tilton

April 2, 2010

THOMAS A. HIGHTOWER, PLAINTIFF,
v.
JAMES TILTON, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Marsha J. Pechman U.S. District Judge

ORDER re: Taxation of Costs

Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this action seeking relief pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

On November 12, 2009, the Court ordered the United States Marshal to serve process upon the defendants in this case. The Marshal was directed to attempt to secure a waiver of service before attempting personal service on defendant. If a waiver of service was not returned within sixty days, the Marshal was directed to effect personal service on the defendant in accordance with the provisions of Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and 28 U.S.C. § 566(c), without prepayment of costs, and to file the return of service with evidence of any attempt to secure a waiver of service and with evidence of all costs subsequently incurred in effecting personal service.

On February 29, 2010, the United States Marshal filed a return of service with a USM-285 form showing

1. Total charges of $57.00 for effecting personal service on defendant Tilton

2. Total charges of $57.00 for effecting personal service on defendant Subia

3. Total charges of $135.00 for effecting personal service on defendant Mwangi

4. Total charges of $55.00 for effecting personal service on defendant Griffin

5. Total charges of $55.00 for effecting personal service on defendant Gutierrez

6. Total charges of $55.00 for effecting personal service on defendant Campbell

7. Total charges of $55.00 for effecting personal service on defendant Fox

8. Total charges of $55.00 for effecting personal service on defendant Reaves

9. Total charges of $55.00 for effecting personal service on defendant Bunnell

10. Total charges of $55.00 for effecting personal service on ...


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