United States of America v. Aldridge

Filing 7

ORDER ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSING CASE. Signed by Chief Judge S. Thomas Anderson on 4/5/17. (Anderson, S.)

Download PDF
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE EASTERN DIVISION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, VS. ARRICE ALDRIDGE, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. 14-1336-STA-egb ORDER CLOSING CASE ADMINISTRATIVELY On December 11, 2014, Plaintiff United States of America filed an application for writ of garnishment. The writ of garnishment was issued that same day. The garnishee filed an answer on January 5, 2015, and a garnishee order was entered on January 14, 2015. No other action has been taken in this matter. Administratively closing a case is a case-management tool used by district courts to obtain an accurate count of active cases. Citifinancial Corp. v. Harrison, 453 F.3d 245 (5th Cir. 2006). That is, the court may close a case administratively for statistical purposes. See Corion Corp. v. Chen, 964 F.2d 55, 56-57 (1st Cir. 1992) (Administrative closings comprise a familiar, albeit essentially ad hoc, way in which courts remove cases from their active files without making any final adjudication.) See also Lehman v. Revolution Portfolio L.L.C., 166 F.3d 389 (1st Cir. 1999) (AThis method is used in various districts throughout the nation in order to shelve pending, but dormant, cases.@). Lehman Aendorsed the judicious use of administrative closings in circumstances in which a case, though not dead, is likely to remain moribund for an appreciable period of time.@ Id. at 392 n. 3. Consequently, the Clerk of Court is directed to close the case for statistical purposes. Nothing contained in this order shall be considered as a dismissal or disposition of this action. Should further proceedings become necessary, either party may initiate that proceeding in the same manner as if this order had not been entered. IT IS SO ORDERED. s/ S. Thomas Anderson S. THOMAS ANDERSON CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Date: April 5, 2017 2

Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.

Why Is My Information Online?