Plaintiff is a prisoner proceeding in forma pauperis and without counsel in a civil rights action. The United States Marshal has returned process directed to defendant Nappi unserved because Nappi could not be located at the address for service provided by plaintiff. Therefore, plaintiff must provide new information about where defendant Nappi may be served with process.
Plaintiff may seek such information through discovery, the California Public Records Act, California Government Code §§ 6250, et seq., or any other means available but must proceed with haste because Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m) requires an action be dismissed as to a defendant not served within 120 days after filing the complaint unless the time is enlarged based upon a demonstration of good cause. If plaintiff's access to the required information is denied or unreasonably delayed, plaintiff may seek judicial intervention.
Accordingly, it is ORDERED that:
1. The Clerk of the Court shall mail plaintiff one form USM-285 and a copy of the pleading filed March 5, 2012.
2. Within 60 days from the date this order is served, plaintiff may submit the attached Notice of Submission of Documents with a completed form USM-285 providing instructions for service of process upon defendant Nappi and two copies of the pleading provided to plaintiff.
3. Failure to provide new instructions for service of process upon defendant Nappi within the time allowed or show good cause for such failure will result in the dismissal of defendant Nappi.
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
JAMES ANDREW DORIA, Plaintiff, v. ARNO NAPPI, et al., Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS
Plaintiff hereby submits the following documents in compliance with the court's order filed .
1 completed USM-285 forms
2 copies of the March 5, 2012 ...