United States District Court, D. South Carolina, Rock Hill Division
J. GOSSETT, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
a civil action filed by Petitioner Chenglong Tong. Under
Local Civil Rule 73.02(B)(2) (D.S.C.), pretrial proceedings
in this action have been referred to the assigned United
States Magistrate Judge.
order dated September 12, 2018, the court authorized service
of process against the respondents, (ECF No. 6), and issued
the summons (ECF No. 7). Petitioner returned a summons that
has purportedly been executed, but the returned summons does
not appear to be the summons issued by the court as the
summons form was not signed by the Clerk of Court. (ECF No.
9.) The deadline for service under Federal Rule of Civil
Procedure 4(m) has since passed. See Mendez v.
Elliot, 45 F.3d 75, 78S80 (4th Cir. 1995) (collecting
is granted an extension of thirty (30) days from the date
this order is entered (plus three days for mail time) to
serve the respondents with the proper summons form signed by
the Clerk of Court (ECF No. 7) along with the Petition.
Failure to perfect service may result in dismissal of this
matter pursuant to Rule 4(m).
THE CLERK OF COURT:
Office of the Clerk of Court is directed to mail a copy of
this order and the summons to Petitioner. The Petitioner will
have thirty (30) days from the date this order is entered
(plus three days for mail time) to perfect service on the
IS SO ORDERED.
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