Brown v. Allstate Insurance Company, No. 4:2018cv00385 - Document 25 (E.D. Mo. 2018)

Court Description: AMENDED OPINION, MEMORANDUM AND ORDER - IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Allstate Insurance Companys Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Prosecute under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b) [Doc. No. 20 ] is GRANTED.. Signed by District Judge Henry Edward Autrey on 10/09/2018. (AAS)
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Brown v. Allstate Insurance Company Doc. 25 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI EASTERN DIVISION TRACEY BROWN, Plaintiff, v. ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. 4:18CV00385 HEA AMENDED OPINION, MEMORANDUM AND ORDER This matter is before the Court on Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Prosecute under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b) [Doc. No. 20]. On August 22, 2018, the Court granted attorneys Justin Mason and Brian Kerth Motion to Withdraw as attorneys for Plaintiff. Contemporaneously the court issued an order directing Plaintiff to have new counsel enter within 14 days of the date of the order. To this date no new attorney has entered on behalf of Plaintiff. Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Procedure provides the following: If the Plaintiff fails to prosecute or to comply with these rules or a court order, a defendant may move to dismiss the action or any claim against it. Unless the dismissal order states otherwise, a dismissal under this subdivision (b) and any dismissal not under this rule B except one for lack of jurisdiction, improper venue, or failure to join a party under Rule 19 B operates as an adjudication on the merits. Dockets.Justia.com Fed.R.Civ.Proc. 41(b) Here, Plaintiff has clearly failed to prosecute her claim as she has failed to abide by the Court’s order of August 22, 2018. As such, pursuant to Rule 41(b), Defendant=s Motion to Dismiss [Doc. No. 20] is well taken and granted. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Allstate Insurance Company’s Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Prosecute under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b) [Doc. No. 20] is GRANTED. Dated this 9th day of October, 2018. HENRY EDWARD AUTREY UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2