5 Cited authorities

  1. Efaw v. Williams

    473 F.3d 1038 (9th Cir. 2007)   Cited 574 times
    Holding "Rule 4(m) . . . requires a district court to grant an extension of time when the plaintiff shows good cause for the delay"
  2. Mann v. American Airlines

    324 F.3d 1088 (9th Cir. 2003)   Cited 317 times
    Holding that district court may, under the broad discretion granted by FED. R. CIV. P. 4(m), extend time for service retroactively after the 120-day service period has expired
  3. Boudette v. Barnette

    923 F.2d 754 (9th Cir. 1991)   Cited 454 times
    Holding that good cause means, at a minimum, excusable neglect
  4. Rule 4 - Summons

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 4   Cited 69,731 times   123 Legal Analyses
    Holding that if defendant is not served within 90 days after the complaint is filed, the court—on a motion, or on its own following notice to the plaintiff—must dismiss the action without prejudice against that defendant or order that service be made by a certain time
  5. Section 415.50 - Publication

    Cal. Code Civ. Proc. § 415.50   Cited 325 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Authorizing service by publication