United States Liability Insurance Company v. Huffaker, et al.

Filing 8

ORDER Directing Clerk of Court to Close Case and Adjust Docket to Reflect Voluntary Dismissal With Prejudice signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 10/10/2017. CASE CLOSED. (Jessen, A)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 UNITED STATES LIABILITY INSURANCE COMPANY, Case No. 1:17-cv-01030-AWI-SAB ORDER DIRECTING CLERK OF COURT TO CLOSE CASE AND ADJUST DOCKET TO REFLECT VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE 12 Plaintiff, 13 v. 14 RICHARD HUFFAKER, et al., (ECF No. 6) 15 Defendants. 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 This action was filed on August 2, 2017. (ECF No. 1.) On October 6, 2017, Plaintiff filed a request for dismissal with prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. “[U]nder Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i), ‘a plaintiff has an absolute right to voluntarily dismiss his action prior to service by the defendant of an answer or a motion for summary judgment.’ ” Commercial Space Mgmt. Co., Inc. v. Boeing Co., Inc., 193 F.3d 1074, 1077 (9th Cir. 1999) (quoting Wilson v. City of San Jose, 111 F.3d 688, 692 (9th Cir. 1997)). The Ninth Circuit has held that Rule 41(a) allows a plaintiff to dismiss without a court order any defendant who has yet to serve an answer or motion for summary judgment. Pedrina v. Chun, 987 F.2d 608, 609 (9th Cir. 1993). “[A] dismissal under Rule 41(a)(1) is effective on filing, no court order is required, the parties are left as though no action had been brought, the defendant can’t complain, and the 28 1 1 district court lacks jurisdiction to do anything about it.” Commercial Space Mgmt. Co., Inc., 193 2 F.3d at 1078. In this action, no defendant has filed an answer or other responsive pleading. Accordingly, the Clerk of the Court is HEREBY ORDERED to CLOSE the file in this 3 4 case and adjust the docket to reflect voluntary dismissal of this action with prejudice pursuant to 5 Rule 41(a). 6 7 IT IS SO ORDERED. 8 Dated: October 10, 2017 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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