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WDVA: Complaint served 227 days post-filing can proceed (access required)

As amended in 2015, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m) doesn't require dismissal of a complaint served late, even with good cause not shown. Here, extending the service deadline better served the interests of justice, since it wouldn't prejudice the defendant and dismissal would have time-barred the plaintiff's Title VII claim. Background Plaintiff Claude Broome filed his ...