Woods v. Georgia-Pacific LLC et al
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)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
EL DORADO DIVISION
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
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
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
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