The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gary R. Jones United States Magistrate Judge
The Florida Department of Corrections has filed under seal information regarding the last known address for Defendant Richard Patterson. (Doc. 51.) The Clerk of Court shall forward this information to the United States Marshals Service (USMS) in confidence to enable service of process to be effected.
Accordingly, it is ORDERED: 1. The clerk shall re-issue summons for Defendant Patterson, indicating that he has sixty (60) days in which to file a response to the complaint, and refer the summons, a copy of the complaint (Doc. 1), a copy of this order, the completed USM-285 form, the completed AO-398 form and a copy thereof, and a AO-399 form to the United States Marshals Service (USMS). Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(c)(2), all costs of service shall be advanced by the United States.
2. Pursuant to Rule 4(d) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the USMS shall send a copy of the complaint, a copy of this order, a completed AO-398 form and a copy thereof, a AO-399 form, and a prepaid means of compliance to Defendant through first class mail. The USMS shall mail the forms to Defendant as soon as possible so that service or waiver of service can be completed within 120 days from the date of entry of this order on the docket.
3. If after thirty (30) days from the mailing of the waiver of service forms and the complaint Defendant has not returned the waiver of service form (AO-399 form), the USMS shall personally serve Defendant pursuant to Rule 4(e) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Upon completion of service, the USMS shall file with the clerk the return and a written statement of all costs incurred of making such personal service.
4. The clerk shall refer this file to the undersigned if the waiver form is returned for insufficient address or for similar reason, if service on Defendant is returned unexecuted, or if the USMS has filed a statement of costs incurred for making personal service.
5. Defendant shall have sixty (60) days in which to file a response to the complaint.
6. No motion for summary judgment shall be filed by any party prior to entry of an initial scheduling order without permission of the court.
7. Counsel for Defendant shall file a notice of appearance within twenty (20) days of the date of service of the complaint.
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