Murrietta-Golding et al v. City of Fresno et al
ORDER Directing the Clerk of Court to Close Case signed by Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on 9/8/2021. CASE CLOSED. (Jessen, A)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Deceased, THROUGH HIS SUCCESSOR
IN INTEREST CHRISTINA PAULINE
LOPEZ; and CHRISTINA PAULINE
LOPEZ, Individually, et al.,
ORDER DIRECTING THE CLERK OF
COURT TO CLOSE CASE.
CITY OF FRESNO, a public entity, CITY
OF FRESNO POLICE CHIEF JERRY
DYER, SERGEANT RAY
VILLALVAZO, individually, and DOES 3
through 10, Jointly and Severally,
On September 7, 2021, Plaintiff Christina Pauline Lopez filed the parties’ stipulation that
this action be dismissed with prejudice pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a). (Doc.
In relevant part, Rule 41(a)(1)(A) provides as follows:
[A] plaintiff may dismiss an action without a court order by filing: (i) a notice of
dismissal before the opposing party serves either an answer or a motion for summary
judgment; or (ii) a stipulation of dismissal signed by all parties who have appeared.
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Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(A). Rule 41 thus allows the parties to dismiss an action voluntarily, after
service of an answer, by filing a written stipulation to dismiss signed by all of the parties who have
appeared, although an oral stipulation in open court will also suffice. See Eitel v. McCool, 782 F.2d
1470, 1472-73 (9th Cir. 1986).
Once the stipulation between the parties who have appeared is properly filed or made in
open court, no order of the court is necessary to effectuate dismissal. Case law concerning
stipulated dismissals under Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) is clear that the entry of such a stipulation of
dismissal is effective automatically and does not require judicial approval. Commercial Space
Mgmt. Co. v. Boeing Co., 193 F.3d 1074, 1077 (9th Cir. 1999). Because the parties have filed a
stipulation for dismissal of this case with prejudice under Rule 41(a) that is signed by all whom
have made an appearance, this case has terminated. Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(A)(ii).
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Clerk of Court close this case.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
/s/ Sheila K. Oberto
September 8, 2021
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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