IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
May 2, 2006
SCOTT J. KRINGER, PLAINTIFF,
DARREL GLORE, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Murphy, Chief District Judge
Plaintiff, through counsel, filed his complaint on May 3, 2005.*fn1 On September 14, 2005, the Clerk of Court issued a Notice of Impending Dismissal for failure to effectuate service on Defendant. On October 4, 2005, Plaintiff filed a motion to withdraw counsel and for an extension of time to obtain new counsel. The Court granted Plaintiff until December 5, 2005, for either new counsel to file an entry of appearance or for Plaintiff to enter his appearance pro se (Doc. 7). The Court instructed Plaintiff that once an entry of appearance was filed, he or an attorney representing him must obtain a new summons for service on Defendant and cautioned him that if service of the summons and complaint was not made upon Defendant within 120 days after the entry of appearance was filed, the action would be dismissed without prejudice for failure to prosecute (Id.).
Plaintiff entered his appearance pro se on December 5, 2005 (Doc. 8), but no new summons was issued, and service has not been effected. Accordingly, this action is DISMISSED without prejudice for failure to prosecute. See FED. R. CIV. P. 4(m); FED. R. CIV. P. 41(b).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
G. PATRICK MURPHY Chief United States District Judge