Johnsonv.Kernan

United States District Court, E.D. CaliforniaFeb 6, 2007
No. CIV S-06-1745 MCE CMK P. (E.D. Cal. Feb. 6, 2007)

No. CIV S-06-1745 MCE CMK P.

February 6, 2007


ORDER


CRAIG KELLISON, Magistrate Judge

Plaintiff, a prisoner who is proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, seeks relief pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

On November 13, 2006, the court ordered the United States Marshal to serve the complaint on defendants. Process directed to defendants Martinez and Lynch was returned unexecuted because not enough information was provided to identify them. Plaintiff must provide additional information to serve these defendants. Plaintiff shall promptly seek such information through discovery, the California Public Records Act, Calif. Gov't. Code § 6250, et seq., or other means available to plaintiff. If access to the required information is denied or unreasonably delayed, plaintiff may seek judicial intervention. Once additional information sufficient to effect service is obtained, plaintiff shall notify the court whereupon plaintiff will be forwarded the forms necessary for service by the U.S. Marshal. Plaintiff is cautioned that failure to effect service may result in the dismissal of unserved defendants. See Fed.R.Civ.P. 4(m).

Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff shall promptly seek additional information sufficient to effect service on any unserved defendants and notify the court once such information is ascertained.