Wright v. Ellis et al
ORDER ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSING CASE WITHOUT PREJUDICE. Signed by Magistrate Judge G. R. Smith on 1/5/17. (jlm)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
JAMES T. WRIGHT,
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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