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Chambers v. Cruz

United States District Court, D. Nebraska

October 2, 2019

DARRYL R. CHAMBERS, Plaintiff,
v.
DELA CRUZ, Manager, Tecumseh State Prison, SCOTT FRAKES, Director, COLEMAN, Manager, Nebraska State Penitentiary, AMANDA CHADWICK, Unit Manager, ZAMORA, Manager, CROWDER, Manager, CATHY SHEAIR, Warden, SHERWOOD, Manager, All employed at Lincoln Correctional Center, BRAD HANSEN, Warden, ATHENA THOMAS, Unit Administrator, PAM HILLMAN, CORPORAL HARDY, All Employed at Tecumseh Correctional Center, HARBANS S. DEOL, D.O., and JOHN DOE NOS. 1-5, all in their Individual and Official Capacities, Defendants.

          MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

          RICHARD G. KOPF SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         As directed in this court's Memorandum and Order (Filing No. 10) after initial review of Plaintiff's pro se Complaint (Filing No. 1), Plaintiff's counsel (who was appointed after such initial review) filed an Amended Complaint (Filing No. 19) on September 17, 2019, that generally complies with the court's order to include allegations that state a claim upon which relief may be granted as to Defendants Hardy and Hillman. Therefore, this matter may proceed to service of process. Further, because counsel has been appointed, this case will be removed from the pro se docket. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED:

         1. This action may proceed to service of process as to all Defendants.

         2. For service of process on all named[1] Defendants (who are all Nebraska Department of Correctional Services employees) in their official capacities, the Clerk of Court is directed to complete a summons form and a USM-285 form for such Defendants using the address “Office of the Nebraska Attorney General, 2115 State Capitol, Lincoln, NE 68509, ” and forward them together with a copy of the Amended Complaint (Filing No. 19) and a copy of this Memorandum and Order to the Marshals Service. The Marshals Service shall serve all named Defendants in their official capacities at the Office of the Nebraska Attorney General, 2115 State Capitol, Lincoln, NE 68509. See Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(j)(2); Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-510.02.[2]

         3. For service of process on Defendants Scott Frakes and Harbans S. Deol, D.O., in their individual capacities, the Clerk of Court is directed to complete a summons form and a USM-285 form for such Defendants using the address “Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, 801 W. Prospector Pl., Lincoln, NE 68522” and forward them together with a copy of the Amended Complaint (Filing No. 19) and a copy of this Memorandum and Order to the Marshals Service. The Marshals Service shall serve Defendants Scott Frakes and Harbans S. Deol, D.O., personally in their individual capacities at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, 801 W. Prospector Pl., Lincoln, NE 68522. Service may also be accomplished by using any of the following methods: residence, certified mail, or designated delivery service. See Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(e); Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-508.01.

         4. For service of process on Defendants Brad Hansen, Case Manager Dela Cruz, Athena Thomas, Pam Hillman, and Corporal Hardy in their individual capacities, the Clerk of Court is directed to complete a summons form and a USM-285 form for such Defendants using the address “Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, 2725 Hwy 50, Tecumseh, NE 68450” and forward them together with a copy of the Amended Complaint (Filing No. 19) and a copy of this Memorandum and Order to the Marshals Service. The Marshals Service shall serve Defendants Brad Hansen, Case Manager Dela Cruz, Athena Thomas, Pam Hillman, and Corporal Hardy personally in their individual capacities at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, 2725 Hwy 50, Tecumseh, NE 68450. Service may also be accomplished by using any of the following methods: residence, certified mail, or designated delivery service. See Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(e); Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-508.01.

         5. For service of process on Defendants Cathy Sheair; Case Managers Zamora, Crowder, and Sherwood; and Unit Manager Amanda Chadwick in their individual capacities, the Clerk of Court is directed to complete a summons form and a USM-285 form for such Defendants using the address “Lincoln Correctional Center, 3216 West Van Dorn St., Lincoln, NE 68522” and forward them together with a copy of the Amended Complaint (Filing No. 19) and a copy of this Memorandum and Order to the Marshals Service. The Marshals Service shall serve Defendants Cathy Sheair; Case Managers Zamora, Crowder, and Sherwood; and Unit Manager Amanda Chadwick personally in their individual capacities at the Lincoln Correctional Center, 3216 West Van Dorn St., Lincoln, NE 68522. Service may also be accomplished by using any of the following methods: residence, certified mail, or designated delivery service. See Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(e); Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-508.01.

         6. For service of process on Defendant Case Manager Coleman in their individual capacity, the Clerk of Court is directed to complete a summons form and a USM-285 form for such Defendant using the address “Nebraska State Penitentiary, 4201 S. 14th St., Lincoln, NE 68502” and forward them together with a copy of the Amended Complaint (Filing No. 19) and a copy of this Memorandum and Order to the Marshals Service. The Marshals Service shall serve Defendant Case Manager Coleman personally in their individual capacity at the Nebraska State Penitentiary, 4201 S. 14th St., Lincoln, NE 68502. Service may also be accomplished by using any of the following methods: residence, certified mail, or designated delivery service. See Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(e); Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-508.01.

         7. The United States Marshal shall serve all process in this case without prepayment of fees from Plaintiff.

         8. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m) requires service of the complaint on a defendant within 90 days of filing the complaint. However, Plaintiff is granted, on the court's own motion, an extension of time until 90 days from the date of this order to complete service of process. The Clerk of Court shall set a case-management deadline accordingly.

         9. The Plaintiff is now represented by counsel. (Filing No. 11.) At the direction of the court, this case is removed from the pro se docket. The Clerk of Court shall randomly assign new judges to this case and shall request a reassignment order from the Chief Judge.

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Notes:

[1] “Named Defendants” does not include the Defendants characterized as “John Doe Nos. 1-5.” These Defendants cannot be served ...


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