Walker, et al v. United States of America et al

Filing 35

ORDER CLOSING CASE; Joint Stipulation, signed by Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on 07/31/17. CASE CLOSED (Martin-Gill, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 ELIZABETH AGNES WALKER, et al., 12 Plaintiffs, 13 v. 14 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, et al., 15 Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No.: 1:15-cv-01597 DAD JLT ORDER CLOSING THE CASE (Doc. 34) 16 17 On July 27, 2017, the plaintiffs, the United States of America and Janssen Pharmaceuticals 18 Inc., fka Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals Inc., jointly filed a request to dismiss the action. (Doc. 34) 19 The stipulation relies upon Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure which permits the 20 plaintiff to dismiss an action without a court order “by filing . . . a stipulation of dismissal signed by 21 all parties who have appeared.” Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(A)(ii). Because all parties who have 22 appeared in the action signed the stipulation (Doc. 20), it “automatically terminate[d] the action.” 23 Wilson v. City of San Jose, 111 F.3d 688, 692 (9th Cir. 1997). Accordingly, the Clerk of Court is 24 DIRECTED to close this action. 25 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: July 31, 2017 /s/ Jennifer L. Thurston UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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