Brown v. Green et al
MEMORANDUM (Order to follow as separate docket entry) re 13 MOTION to Dismiss filed by Raymond Brown. Signed by Honorable Malachy E Mannion on 8/28/17. (bs)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
CONNIE GREEN, et al.,
CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:17-0323
Plaintiff, an inmate confined in the State Correctional Institution,
Huntingdon (“SCI-Huntingdon”), Pennsylvania, filed this civil rights action
pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §1983. (Doc. 1). The named Defendants are the following
correctional officers at SCI-Huntingdon: Connie Green; Superintendent Tice,
Manager Ralston and Dorina Varner. Id. Plaintiff alleges that Defendants are
deliberately indifferent to his health, by continually exposing him to tobacco
On August 14, 2017, Plaintiff filed a “Notice of Dismissal Request and
Unopposed”, in which he seeks to withdraw the above captioned action. (Doc.
13). Plaintiff’s request will be construed as a motion for voluntary dismissal
pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(a)(1), and will be granted.
Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(a)(1) states in relevant part:
(a) Voluntary Dismissal
(1) By the Plaintiff.
(A) Without a Court Order. Subject to Rules 23(e), 23.1(c),
23.2, and 66 and any applicable federal statute, the plaintiff
may dismiss an action without a court order by filing:
(i) a notice of dismissal before the opposing party
serves either an answer or a motion for summary
(ii) a stipulation of dismissal signed by all parties
who have appeared in the action.
(B) Effect. Unless the notice or stipulation states otherwise,
the dismissal is without prejudice. But if the plaintiff previously
dismissed any federal- or state-court action based on or
including the same claims, a notice of dismissal operates as
an adjudication on the merits.
No answer or other responsive pleading has been filed in the above
captioned action. Thus, Plaintiff is entitled to dismissal under Fed.R.Civ.P.
41(a)(1),(A). However, because Plaintiff has previously dismissed a prior action
based on the same claims raised herein, see Brown v. Green, et al, Civil No.
3:16-cv-1031 (M.D. Pa. Aug 28, 2017) the dismissal of the above captioned
action operates as an adjudication on the merits and the dismissal will be with
prejudice pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(a)(1)(B).
A separate Order will be issued.
s/ Malachy E. Mannion
MALACHY E. MANNION
United States District Judge
Dated: August 28, 2017
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