Cherry v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Honorable Barry A. Bryant on March 24, 2017. (lw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
HOT SPRINGS DIVISION
PATTY ANNE CHERRY
Civil No. 6:16-cv-06067
On March 17, 2017, Patty Anne Cherry (“Plaintiff”) filed this Motion For Nonsuit. ECF No.
23. According to Plaintiff, she longer wishes to pursue his appeal, and requests dismissal. Id.
Defendant responded and although they have no objection to the dismissal, they request the dismissal
be with prejudice based on the number of extensions Plaintiff requested to file her brief. ECF No.
The parties have consented to the jurisdiction of a magistrate judge to conduct any and all
proceedings in this case, including conducting the trial, ordering the entry of a final judgment, and
conducting all post-judgment proceedings. ECF No. 10. Pursuant to this authority, the Court issues
this memorandum opinion and orders the entry of a final judgment in this matter.
Absent any pending counterclaims, a court is authorized to dismiss a case at the Plaintiff’s
request on the terms that the court considers proper. FED. R. CIV. P. 41(a)(2). Defendant has
asserted no counterclaims and has not objected to this motion, other than to request the dismissal be
with prejudice. Defendant’s request that the dismissal be with prejudice is based on the fact the
Plaintiff received numerous extensions in which to file her appeal brief. However, it should be noted
Defendant had no objection to the requests for extensions sought by Plaintiff.
After taking into consideration said Motion, the Court finds the Plaintiff’s motion (ECF No.
23) should be GRANTED and Plaintiff’s case be dismissed without prejudice.
ENTERED this 24th day of March, 2017.
/s/ Barry A. Bryant
HON. BARRY A. BRYANT
U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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