Brown v. Harris et al

Filing 128

ORDER Directing Clerk of Court to Close Case and Vacate Trial Date Pursuant to Parties' Stipulation for Voluntary Dismissal signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 7/11/2017. CASE CLOSED. (Jessen, A)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 CORNELL BROWN, 10 11 12 13 Plaintiff, v. R. HARRIS, Defendant. 14 15 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No.: 1:12-cv-01472-BAM (PC) ORDER DIRECTING CLERK OF COURT TO CLOSE CASE AND VACATE TRIAL DATE PURSUANT TO PARTIES’ STIPULATION FOR VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL (ECF No. 126) 16 Plaintiff Cornell Brown is a state prisoner proceeding in forma pauperis in this civil rights 17 action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The parties have consented to magistrate judge jurisdiction 18 pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c). (ECF Nos. 5, 83.) This action proceeds against Defendant Harris on 19 Plaintiff’s claim of excessive force arising out of events on April 12, 2012. 20 On July 7, 2017, the parties filed a stipulation to dismiss this action with prejudice pursuant to 21 Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, with each party to bear its own litigation 22 costs and attorney’s fees, and that there is no prevailing party in this action. (ECF No. 126.) 23 Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) provides in pertinent party that “the plaintiff may dismiss an action 24 without a court order by filing . . . a stipulation of dismissal signed by all parties who have appeared.” 25 A voluntary stipulation to dismiss an action pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) automatically terminates 26 the action without operation of a court order. Black Rock City, LLC v. Pershing Cty. Bd. of Comm’rs, 27 637 F. App’x 488 (9th Cir. 2016) (citing Commercial Space Mgmt. Co. v. Boeing Co., 193 F.3d 1074, 28 1077 (9th Cir. 1999)). 1 1 2 Here, counsel for Plaintiff and counsel for the defendant have each signed and dated the abovediscussed stipulation to dismiss this action, and filed it with the Court. 3 Accordingly, this action has been DISMISSED with prejudice pursuant to the parties’ 4 stipulation. The Clerk of the Court is HEREBY ORDERED to CLOSE the file in this case and adjust 5 the docket to reflect the dismissal pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(ii). It is FURTHER ORDERED that 6 the trial date of January 9, 2018, all pending deadlines and hearings, and all other matters in this action 7 are VACATED. 8 9 10 11 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: /s/ Barbara July 11, 2017 A. McAuliffe _ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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