Lensky et al v. County of Huerfano, Colorado et al - Document 14

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ORDER DISMISSING ALL CLAIMS. The 12 Plaintiffs' Motion to Dismiss Without Prejudice is GRANTED. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1), all of the claims in this action are DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. The Clerk of Court is directed to close this case, by Judge Marcia S. Krieger on 06/07/2011.(wjc, )

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Honorable Marcia S. Krieger Civil Action No. 10-cv-02815-MSK-MJW GARY LENSKY, an individual; RAFI CANETI, an individual; and ZACHARY PEDIGO, an individual, Plaintiffs, v. COUNTY OF HUERFANO, COLORADO, a political subdivision of the State of Colorado; BRUCE NEWMAN, Sheriff of Huerfano County, Colorado, in his personal and official capacity; KEVIN VALLEJOS, Deputy Sheriff of Huerfano County, Colorado, in his personal capacity; HANK MARTIN, Deputy Sheriff of Huerfano County, Colorado, in his personal capacity; RAY WALSH, Dpeuty Sheriff of Huerfano Coutny, Colorado, in his personal capacity; ROGER CAIN, Commissioner of Huerfano County, Colorado, in his personal and official capacity; and NICK ARCHULETTA, Road and Bridge Supervisor of Huerfano County, Colorado, in his personal and official capacity, Defendants. ORDER DISMISSING ALL CLAIMS This matter comes before the Court on the Plaintiffs’ Motion to Dismiss Without Prejudice (#12), to which no response has been filed. The Plaintiffs initiated this action in November 2010 by filing a Complaint (#1). The Plaintiffs have not served any Defendant in this action as of this date. On motion by the Plaintiffs (#9), the Court ordered (#11) that the Plaintiffs could effectuate service either through the waiver provisions of Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(d) or by the United States Marshal Service pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(c)(3). The Plaintiffs now represent that they are unable to comply with their duties to prosecute the action and request that the action 1 be dismissed with prejudice. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1), a plaintiff may dismiss an action without a court order by filing a notice of dismissal before the opposing party has served either an answer or a motion for summary judgment. This is exactly the situation here. No defendant has filed an answer or a motion for summary judgment; in fact, no defendant has been served. All three of the Plaintiffs have signed the motion for voluntary dismissal (#12). Although a notice of dismissal is effective without action by the Court, because the Plaintiffs have filed the notice as a motion, the Court addresses it here. IT IS ORDERED that (1) The Plaintiffs’ Motion to Dismiss Without Prejudice (#12) is GRANTED. (2) Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1), all of the claims in this action are DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. (3) The Clerk of Court is directed to close this case. Dated this 7th day of June, 2011 BY THE COURT: Marcia S. Krieger United States District Judge 2