McSwain v. Air & Liquid Systems Corporation, et al
ORDER granting 349 Motion to Dismiss, and the Plaintiff's claims against Defendant SEPCO Corporation are hereby DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. Signed by District Judge Martin Reidinger on 09/15/17. (emw)
THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
CIVIL CASE NO. 1:15-cv-00130-MR-DLH
MINERVA McSWAIN, Individually
and as Executrix of the Estate of
BUREN EDWARD McSWAIN,
AIR & LIQUID SYSTEMS
CORPORATION, et al.,
THIS MATTER is before the Court on the Plaintiff’s Motion to Dismiss
Defendant SEPCO Corporation (“SEPCO”) [Doc. 349].
The Court stayed this action as to SEPCO on February 12, 2016,
based upon the Defendant’s filing of a Suggestion of Bankruptcy. [See Docs.
149, 150]. The Plaintiff now moves pursuant to Rule 41(a)(2) of the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure to dismiss her claims against SEPCO. [Doc. 349].
The Court will allow the dismissal of the Defendant, despite the
existence of the stay. “[T]he purposes of the Bankruptcy Code are in no way
infringed by the dismissal by a plaintiff of a case against the bankrupt without
any additional cost or risk to the bankrupt or its creditors.”
Jackson, 224 F. Supp. 3d 461, 462 (E.D. Va. 2016) (allowing voluntary
dismissal under Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(A)(i)) (quoting Chase Manhattan
Bank, N.A. v. Celotex Corp., 852 F. Supp. 226, 228 (S.D.N.Y. 1994)).
IT IS, THEREFORE ORDERED that the Plaintiff’s Motion to Dismiss
[Doc. 349] is GRANTED, and the Plaintiff’s claims against Defendant
SEPCO Corporation are hereby DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Signed: September 15, 2017
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