A civil lawsuit is filed against several federal government officials. The officials are specified in the complaint by their names as defendants, however they are sued in their official capacity.
What happens with the lawsuit if shortly after the summonses are mailed to each defendant, one of the defendants is replaced?
Does the plaintiff need to mail the summons again to the new official?
Does the replacing of the official reset the 60-day period the defendants have to file an answer?
And what happens if the soon-to-be-replaced official was served with his summons, but shortly after that (but before the defendant replied, and before the expiration of the 60-day period the defendant has to file and answer), the defendant is replaced with the new official?