Bryant v. Guan et al

Filing 11

ORDER directing Clerk of Court to close case and adjust docket to reflect voluntary dismissal 10 signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 2/8/2018. CASE CLOSED.(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-01531-AWI-SAB ORDER DIRECTING CLERK OF COURT TO CLOSE CASE AND ADJUST DOCKET TO REFLECT VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL v. 14 BAOYING GUAN, et al., 15 (ECF No. 10) Defendants. 16 17 This action was filed on November 16, 2017. (ECF No. 1.) On February 7, 2018, 18 Plaintiff filed a notice of voluntary dismissal with prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1) of the 19 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 20 “[U]nder Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i), ‘a plaintiff has an absolute right to voluntarily dismiss his 21 action prior to service by the defendant of an answer or a motion for summary judgment.’ ” 22 Commercial Space Mgmt. Co., Inc. v. Boeing Co., Inc., 193 F.3d 1074, 1077 (9th Cir. 1999) 23 (quoting Wilson v. City of San Jose, 111 F.3d 688, 692 (9th Cir. 1997)). The Ninth Circuit has 24 held that Rule 41(a) allows a plaintiff to dismiss without a court order any defendant who has yet 25 to serve an answer or motion for summary judgment. Pedrina v. Chun, 987 F.2d 608, 609 (9th 26 Cir. 1993). “[A] dismissal under Rule 41(a)(1) is effective on filing, no court order is required, 27 the parties are left as though no action had been brought, the defendant can’t complain, and the 28 district court lacks jurisdiction to do anything about it.” Commercial Space Mgmt. Co., Inc., 193 1 1 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 2 3 case and adjust the docket to reflect voluntary dismissal of this action pursuant to Rule 41(a). 4 5 IT IS SO ORDERED. 6 Dated: February 8, 2018 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 7 8 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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