Bryant v. Carrillo et al

Filing 14

ORDER re 13 Notice of Voluntary Dismissal signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 6/9/2017. Deadline to file dispositional documents set for 6/23/2017. (Lundstrom, T)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 RACHEL BRYANT, Plaintiff, 12 13 Case No. 1:17-cv-00311-DAD-SAB ORDER RE NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL v. (ECF No. 13) 14 15 ELEAZAR CARRILLO, et al., Defendants. 16 17 On May 23, 2017, Plaintiff filed a notice of settlement informing the Court that the 18 parties have reached settlement resolving this action. (ECF No. 11.) On May 24, 2017, the 19 Court ordered the parties to file dispositional documents on or before June 23, 2017. (ECF No. 20 12.) On June 8, 2017, Plaintiff filed a notice of voluntary dismissal, in which Plaintiff seeks to 21 dismiss this action with prejudice in its entirety pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 22 41(a)(1)(A)(i). (ECF No. 13.) 23 “[U]nder Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i), ‘a plaintiff has an absolute right to voluntarily dismiss his 24 action prior to service by the defendant of an answer or a motion for summary judgment.’ ” 25 Commercial Space Mgmt. Co., Inc. v. Boeing Co., Inc., 193 F.3d 1074, 1077 (9th Cir. 1999) 26 (quoting Wilson v. City of San Jose, 111 F.3d 688, 692 (9th Cir. 1997)). 27 However, in this action, all defendants have filed answers. (ECF Nos. 9, 10.) Therefore, 28 Plaintiff cannot voluntarily dismiss this action pursuant to Rule 41(A)(1)(A)(i). 1 Plaintiff can dismiss this action without a court order pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil 1 2 Procedure 41(a)(1)(A)(ii), which provides that a “plaintiff may dismiss an action without a court 3 order by filing a stipulation of dismissal signed by all parties who have appeared.” Plaintiff can seek to dismiss this action by court order pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil 4 5 Procedure 41(a)(2), which permits a plaintiff to dismiss an action pursuant to a court order and 6 on terms that the court considers proper. A motion for voluntary dismissal under Rule 41(a)(2) 7 is addressed to the sound discretion of the district court. Hamilton v. Firestone Tire & Rubber 8 Co. Inc., 679 F.2d 143, 145 (9th Cir. 1982). Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED that the parties shall file dispositional documents 9 10 in compliance with the Court’s May 24, 2017 order on or before June 23, 2017. 11 12 IT IS SO ORDERED. 13 Dated: June 9, 2017 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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