Wright v. Ellis et al

Filing 11

ORDER ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSING CASE WITHOUT PREJUDICE. Signed by Magistrate Judge G. R. Smith on 1/5/17. (jlm)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA 3 SAVANNAH DIVISION JAMES T. WRIGHT, Plaintiff, ro CV415-099 V. o fv> LEDELL ELLIS,etal, Defendants. ORDER After a year of inactivity, the Court ordered the parties to show cause why this case should not be dismissed under Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b) and L.R. 41.1(b). Doc. 8 (entered October 31, 2016). In response the parties notified the Court that they had reached a settlement "and expect a dismissal will be filed" by the end of November, 2016. See docs. 9 & 10. That hasn't happened. Given the announced settlement, however, the Clerk shall ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSE this case without prejudice to the right of any party with standing to reopen it. See, e.g., In re Heritage Southwest Medical Group PA, 464 F. App'x 285, 287 (5th Cir. 2012)("[A]dministrative closure does not have any effect on the rights of the parties and is simply a docket-management device."). If settlement-

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