Frazier v. Wilcox et al
ORDER granting 11 Motion for Voluntary Dismissal by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 2/3/16.(dkals, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 15-cv-02265-GPG
FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS,
U.S. DEPT. OF JUSTICE,
J. STEGALL, and
ORDER DISMISSING CASE
Plaintiff, Jason Frazier, is a prisoner in the custody of the Federal Bureau of
Prisons. Mr. Frazier initiated this action by filing pro se a Prisoner Complaint (ECF No. 1)
pursuant to the Privacy Act and Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Fed. Bureau of
Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971). On January 12, 2016, Magistrate Judge Gordon P.
Gallagher ordered Mr. Frazier to file an amended complaint within thirty days that
complies with the pleading requirements of Rule 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure. Mr. Frazier has not filed an amended complaint as directed. Instead, on
February 2, 2016, he filed a Motion for Voluntary Dismissal (ECF No. 11) asking the Court
to dismiss this action without prejudice.
Pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, 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.” 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 Motion for Voluntary Dismissal (ECF No. 11) is granted and
the instant action is dismissed without prejudice.
DATED at Denver, Colorado, this
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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