Williams v. No Defendants Named
ORDER of Dismissal. ORDERED that the Motion to End Civil Action 5 is construed as a Notice of Dismissal and is effective as of 1/22/13. FURTHER ORDERED that Mr. William's request for a temporary restraining order 4 is denied as moot, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 1/25/13.(sgrim)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 13-cv-00006-BNB
[NO NAMED DEFENDANTS],
ORDER DISMISSING CASE
At the time Plaintiff, Sirrlove Williams, initiated this action he was incarcerated at
a correctional facility located in Englewood, Colorado. On January 22, 2013, Mr.
Williams filed a pleading titled “Motion to End Civil Action Regarding Case Number 13cv-00006-BNB.” The Court must construe the pleading liberally because Mr. Williams is
a pro se litigant. See Haines v. Kerner, 404 U.S. 519, 520-21 (1972); Hall v. Bellmon,
935 F.2d 1106, 1110 (10th Cir. 1991).
Rule 41(a)(1)(A) provides that “the 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 . . . .” Defendant has not filed an answer in
this action. Further, a voluntary dismissal under Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i) is effective
immediately upon the filing of a written notice of dismissal, and no subsequent
court order is necessary. See 8-41James Wm. Moore et al., Moore’s Federal Practice §
41.33(6)(a) (3d ed. 1997); Hyde Constr. Co. v. Koehring Co., 388 F.2d 501, 507 (10th
The Court, therefore, construes the pleading as a Notice of Dismissal filed
pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i). The file will be closed as of January 22, 2013, the date
the Notice was filed with the Court. See Hyde Constr. Co., 388 F.2d at 507.
Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that the Motion to End Civil Action is construed as a Notice of
Dismissal filed pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(A)(i) and is effective as of January
22, 2013, the date Mr. Williams filed the Notice in this action. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that Mr. William’s request for a temporary restraining
order, also filed January 22, 2013, is denied as moot.
DATED at Denver, Colorado, this 25th day of
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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