Hyberg, Jr v. Raemisch
ORDER dismissing this action without prejudice as of 8/26/14 by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 8/29/14. (dkals, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 14-cv-02300-BNB
DARREL ALAN HYBERG, JR.,
[NO DEFENDANTS NAMED],
ORDER DISMISSING CASE
Plaintiff, Darrel Alan Hyberg, Jr., is a prisoner in the custody of the Colorado
Department of Corrections. The instant action was commenced when Mr. Hyberg
submitted to the Court pro se a confusing letter (ECF No. 1) complaining that his rights
have been violated and apparently seeking some sort of judicial relief. On August 20,
2014, Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland entered an order directing Mr. Hyberg to cure
certain deficiencies if he wished to pursue any claims in this action. Magistrate Judge
Boland also informed Mr. Hyberg that, if he did not intend to pursue a civil action
regarding his allegations in the letter, he should advise the Court of that fact and the
instant action would be dismissed.
Mr. Hyberg has not cured the deficiencies as directed. Instead, on August 26,
2014, he filed another letter (ECF No. 4) stating that he does not want to proceed with
this civil action. The Court construes the letter filed on August 26 as a notice of
Pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Mr. Hyberg
“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.” No
response has been filed by any opposing party in this action. A voluntary dismissal
pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A) is effective immediately upon the filing of a written notice of
dismissal, and no subsequent court order is necessary. See J. Moore, Moore’s Federal
Practice ¶ 41.02(2) (2d ed. 1995); Hyde Constr. Co. v. Koehring Co., 388 F.2d 501, 507
(10th Cir. 1968). The notice closes the file. See Hyde Constr. Co., 388 F.2d at 507.
Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that the instant action is dismissed without prejudice pursuant to the
letter (ECF No. 4) that the Court construes as a notice of voluntary dismissal. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that the voluntary dismissal is effective as of August 26,
2014, the date the notice of voluntary dismissal was filed in this action.
DATED at Denver, Colorado, this
29th day of
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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