Easley v. County of San Benito et al

Filing 17

ORDER OF DISMISSAL. Signed by Judge Lucy H. Koh on 12/6/10. (Attachments: # 1 certificate of mailing)(mpb, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/6/2010)

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Easley v. County of San Benito et al Doc. 17 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Order of Dismissal P:\PRO-SE\SJ.LHK\CR.09\Easley755voldis.wpd IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA GARY D. EASLEY, Plaintiff, v. COUNTY OF SAN BENITO, SAN BENITO SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, RAMON MENDOZA, DEPUTY JUREVICH, and CURTIS J. HILL, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. C 09-5755 LHK (PR) ORDER OF DISMISSAL On December 8, 2009, Plaintiff, formerly housed at the San Jose Jail and proceeding pro se, filed a civil rights complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging that various San Benito County officials violated his constitutional rights. On December 2, 2010, Plaintiff filed a notice of voluntary dismissal pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(1). Plaintiff may voluntarily dismiss his complaint without order of this Court if he files his notice before Defendants serve an answer or motion for summary judgment. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(i); American Soccer Co. v. Score First Enters., 187 F. 3d 1108, 1110 (9th Cir. 1999) (noting that a plaintiff has an "absolute right" to dismiss his action voluntarily before defendant serves an answer or a motion for summary judgment). Accordingly, this action is DISMISSED without prejudice. The Clerk shall close the file. Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: 12/6/2010 LUCY H. KOH United States District Judge Order of Dismissal P:\PRO-SE\SJ.LHK\CR.09\Easley755voldis.wpd 2

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