Woods v. Georgia-Pacific LLC et al

Filing 22

ORDER granting 21 Motion for Settlement; case is dismissed with prejudice pursuant to terms of settlement agreement. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on October 5, 2017. (cnn)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS EL DORADO DIVISION SHANNON WOODS v. PLAINTIFF Case No. 1:16-cv-1075 GEORGIA-PACIFIC, LLC; GEORGIA-PACIFIC, LLC d/b/a GEORGIA-PACIFIC BLEACH BOARD HOPPER PAPER COMPANY; and JOHN DOES 1-5 DEFENDANTS ORDER Before the Court is the parties’ Joint Motion for Approval of Settlement and to Dismiss with Prejudice. ECF No. 21. The parties have informed the Court that all claims in this case have been fully settled and compromised for the sum of $60,000.00. The parties also provide that the settlement, if approved, is intended to settle any claims that may be asserted by USA Truck, Inc., Plaintiff’s employer and self-insured workers’ compensation insurance carrier at the time of the accident.1 Accordingly, the parties request Court approval of the settlement as required by Ark. Code Ann. § 11-9-401(c)(1). Upon consideration, the Court finds that the agreement should be approved. Accordingly, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(2), the parties’ motion is GRANTED. This matter is hereby DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. If any party desires that the terms of settlement be a part of the record therein, those terms should be reduced to writing and filed with 1 The parties assert that USA Truck, Inc., has not given notice of any lien and has indicated that it is waiving any subrogation interest that it might have in this matter. See ECF No. 21-1. the court within thirty (30) days of the entry of this order. The Court shall retain jurisdiction over the terms of the settlement agreement. IT IS SO ORDERED, this 5th day of October, 2017. /s/ Susan O. Hickey Susan O. Hickey United States District Judge 2

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