Brooks v. Corrections Corporation of America et al
ORDER granting Plaintiff's 13 Motion to Drop his claim; this case is dismissed without prejudice; the Clerk must enter judgment accordingly. Signed by Senior Judge Robert C Broomfield on 9/30/13.(REW)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
Donimic T. Brooks,
No. CV 13-330-PHX-RCB (BSB)
Correctional Corporation of America, et
On February 14, 2013, Plaintiff Donimic T. Brooks, who is confined in the
Corrections Corporation of America’s Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona,
filed a pro se civil rights Complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, a Declaration in
Support of Request to Proceed Without Paying Filing Fee (“First Application to
Proceed”), a Memorandum in Support, and a Declaration In Lieu of Evidence. On
February 28, 2013, he filed an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis by a Prisoner
(“Second Application to Proceed”) and a Motion for Appointment of Counsel.
In an April 25, 2013 Order, the Court denied the two deficient Applications to
Proceed and gave Plaintiff 30 days to either pay the fee or file a complete Application to
Proceed. On May 17, 2013, Plaintiff filed another Application to Proceed In Forma
Pauperis. In a September 4, 2013 Order, the Court granted the May 17 Application to
Proceed, dismissed the Complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be
granted, and denied without prejudice the Motion for Appointment of Counsel. The
Court gave Plaintiff 30 days to file an amended complaint that cured the deficiencies
identified in the Order.
On September 19, 2013, Plaintiff filed a Motion to Drop his Claim (Doc. 13),
seeking to “drop [his] claim/suit of the above case.” Under Rule 41(a) of the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure, a party may dismiss an action without an order of the court by
filing a notice of dismissal at any time before service of an answer or a motion for
summary judgment. The right to voluntarily dismiss an action under these circumstances
is absolute. Commercial Space Mgmt. Co., Inc. v. Boeing Co., Inc., 193 F.3d 1074, 1077
(9th Cir. 1999). The Court will therefore grant Plaintiff’s Motion to Drop his Claim.
IT IS ORDERED:
Plaintiff’s Motion to Drop his Claim (Doc. 13) is granted.
This case is dismissed without prejudice. The Clerk of Court must enter
DATED this 30th day of September, 2013.
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