No. 10-7109.

681 F.3d 368 (2012)

John B. MANN, et al., Appellants v. David CASTIEL, et al., Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided June 1, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert B. Patterson , pro se, argued the cause for appellants. With him on the briefs was Ronald B. Patterson.

David G. Wilson argued the cause and filed the brief for appellees.

Opinion for the Court by Circuit Judge ROGERS.

ROGERS, Circuit Judge:

On the basis of Rule 4(m) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the district court dismissed plaintiffs' case without prejudice for failure to prove proper service of three defendants or to show cause therefor. See Mann v. Castiel, 729 F.Supp.2d 191, 202 (D.D.C.2010). On appeal, plaintiffs contend that this was error because their failure to timely file proof of service pursuant to Rule 4(...

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