The opinion of the court was delivered by: Donald G. Wilkerson United States Magistrate Judge
This matter is before the Court on the Issue of Service of Process and the Motion for Order to Provide Address filed by the United States Marshals Service on March 1, 2006. For the reasons set forth below, the motion is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
The plaintiff has sued a person named Dr. Platt and the Menard Dietary Manager. After the United States Marshals Service (USMS) attempted to serve Dr. Platt, they were informed, on February 22, 2006, by the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) that two Dr. Platts are employed by the department. The USMS filed the instant generic motion seeking a Court Order directing the IDOC to provide the last known address of Dr. Platt. The motion was taken under advisement on March 9, 2006 as it was obvious, from the IDOC's letter, that they were unable to identify which Dr. Platt the Plaintiff was suing. This Court also ordered the plaintiff to indicate which Dr. Platt he was suing and also to identify, by given name, the Menard Dietary Manager who is also a named defendant.
On April 3, 2006, the plaintiff responded to this Court's Order. He sates that the Dr. Platt he is suing is not Dr. Steven Platt but the other Dr. Platt employed by the Menard Correctional Center's dental office. He also indicates that he has attempted to secure the identity of the Menard Dietary Manager and that he could be one of three people, Jim Winter (who, upon "information and belief," the plaintiff believes is the correct defendant), Lee Schroeder, or Rick Lingle. The plaintiff further states that he is attempting to sue the dietary manager who is referred to in defendant Mavis Gross's July 26, 2002 report. Finally, the plaintiff indicates that his attempts to gain information from prison officials as to the naming of these defendants has been fruitless.
The Court also notes that three defendants have waived service but have not timely filed a responsive pleading: Adrian Feinnerman (whose responsive pleading was due on April 3, 2006 (Doc. 8)); Reetika Kumar (whose responsive pleading was due on April 3, 2006 (Doc. 11)); Mavis Gross (whose responsive pleading was due on May 15, 2006 (Doc. 18)).
According to the Docket in this case:
1. Defendants Pam Grubman, Steven Newbold, Jennifer Middendorf, Deb Korando, Dawn Grathler, Jonathan R. Walls filed an answer to the complaint on April 3, 2006 and are represented by Attorney Lindsay Sweet;
2. Defendants Adrian Feinnerman, Reetika Kumar, and Mavis Gross have waived service of process but have not filed an timely responsive pleading;
3. Defendants Stephen Doughty and Dr. D. Hinderliter could not be served because they are no longer employed by the organization that contracted with IDOC to provide health services (Doc. 9). These two defendants are the subject of this Court's March 9, 2006 Order (Doc. 13). In that Order, the IDOC was ordered to provide the USMS with the last known address of these defendants by March 24, 2006. It appears from the docket that the Clerk has issued summons for these defendants on June 16, 2006; and,
4. Defendants Dr. Platt and the Menard Dietary Manager have yet to be specifically identified in order for service to be accomplished.
The plaintiff, proceeding pro se, is at a significant disadvantage in attempting to secure the given names of Dr. Platt and the Menard Dietary Manager. He has sought information concerning their identity from the jail but to no avail. In order to speed this process along and have service effected for all defendants the following is hereby ORDERED:
1. The Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to prepare Form 1A (Notice of Lawsuit and Request for Waiver of Service of Summons) and Form 1B (Waiver of Service of Summons) for Defendant Jim Winter. The Clerk shall forward those forms, USM-285 form submitted by Plaintiff, and ...