UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
July 24, 2007
THOMAS FARANO, PLAINTIFF,
ASSURED SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL, LLC, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Mary L. Cooper United States District Judge
THE PLAINTIFF having filed a complaint on July 26, 2006, and an amended complaint on December 5, 2006 (dkt. entry nos. 1 & 6);*fn1 and the plaintiff submitting to the Court a letter - which is dated June 25, 2007, and was received on June 29, 2007 - "advis[ing] that we have been attempting to serve the Defendants with process but, unfortunately, have not had success", and "request[ing] that [the Court] provide us with additional time so that we may continue our efforts" (Pl. Letter); and the Court noting that the letter was not electronically filed; and
THE PLAINTIFF HAVING FAILED to serve the defendants within 120 days after filing the amended complaint, see Fed.R.Civ.P. 4(m); and it appearing that this action has been pending for a year; and thus the Court intending to dismiss the complaint unless the plaintiff complies with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure ("Rule") 4(m) by August 24, 2007, see Sykes v. Blockbuster Video, 205 Fed.Appx. 961, 963-64 (3d Cir. 2006); and the Court notifying the plaintiff of the intention to dismiss the complaint, see Liu v. Oriental Buffet, 134 Fed.Appx. 544, 546 (3d Cir. 2005); and the Court advising the plaintiff that no further enlargements of time will be granted to comply with Rule 4(m), even with the consent of all parties, barring extraordinary circumstances;*fn2 and for good cause appearing;
IT IS THEREFORE on this 24th day of July, 2007 ORDERED that the plaintiff's counsel is DIRECTED TO COMPLY WITH THE ELECTRONIC FILING RULES OF THIS COURT;*fn3 and
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the plaintiff is DIRECTED TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 4(m) - including filing proof of compliance with the Court - by 5 P.M. on FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2007, or the complaint will be dismissed.