ESTRADA v. SANTA ROSA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION

Filing 11

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION: That Plaintiff's 10 Notice of Voluntary Dismissal be GRANTED and this case be DISMISSED without prejudice. Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE ELIZABETH M TIMOTHY on 11/5/2008. Internal deadline for referral to district judge if objections are not filed earlier: 12/3/2008. (djb)

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Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PENSACOLA DIVISION WILLIAM ESTRADA, Plaintiff, vs. SANTA ROSA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, Defendant. _____________________________/ REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION This matter is before the court on Plaintiff's notice of voluntary dismissal of the instant civil rights case, filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983, without prejudice (Doc. 10). Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i) provides that an action may be dismissed without an order of the court by filing a notice of dismissal at any time before the adverse party serves an answer or files a motion for summary judgment. Because Defendant has not yet been served in the instant case, it is clear that Plaintiff is automatically entitled to a voluntary dismissal at this time. Accordingly, it is respectfully RECOMMENDED: That Plaintiff's notice of voluntary dismissal (Doc. 10) be GRANTED and this case be DISMISSED without prejudice. Case No.: 3:08cv467/MCR/EMT Page 2 of 2 At Pensacola, Florida, this 5th day of November 2008. /s/ Elizabeth M. Timothy ELIZABETH M. TIMOTHY UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE NOTICE TO THE PARTIES Objections to these proposed findings and recommendations may be filed within ten (10) days after being served a copy thereof. Any different deadline that may appear on the electronic docket is for the court's internal use only. A copy of objections shall be served upon the magistrate judge and all other parties. Failure to object may limit the scope of appellate review of factual findings. See 28 U.S.C. 636; United States v. Roberts, 858 F.2d 698, 701 (11th Cir. 1988). Case No.: 3:08cv467/MCR/EMT

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