Baywood Rlty & Constr Corp. v. Michael's Carpet & Linoleum, Inc. et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER re: 26 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's motion for voluntary dismissal 25 is granted, and this case is dismissed with prejudice, each party to bear its own costs and fees. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that defendants motion for attorneys fees 26 is denied.A separate Order of Dismissal in accordance with this Memorandum and Order is entered this same date. Signed by District Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 4/12/17. (ARL)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
BAYWOOD RTLY. & CONSTR.
MICHAEL’S CARPET & LINOLEUM )
INC., et al.,
Case No. 4:16 CV 1939 RWS
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before me on plaintiff’s request to dismiss this case with
prejudice and defendants’ objection and request for attorney’s fees. In light of the
procedural posture of this case and the fact that plaintiff’s request is one for
dismissal with prejudice, I will grant plaintiff’s motion over defendants’ objection.
I will also exercise my discretion to deny attorney’s fees. While the Court
expressed concern over the class allegations in the case, the Court expressed no
opinion on the merits of the individual plaintiff’s claim. Given this and the
plaintiff’s prompt and final request for dismissal of all claims, as well as
defendants’ failure to request attorney’s fees associated with only the class
allegations in the case, I find that an award of attorney’s fees is not appropriate in
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff’s motion for voluntary dismissal
 is granted, and this case is dismissed with prejudice, each party to bear its own
costs and fees.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that defendants’ motion for attorney’s fees
 is denied.
A separate Order of Dismissal in accordance with this Memorandum and
Order is entered this same date.
RODNEY W. SIPPEL
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated this 12th day of April, 2017.
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