Hickman v. Marquardt et al, No. 9:2016cv00104 - Document 57 (E.D. Tex. 2019)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER. The parties' Agreed Motion to Dismiss with Prejudice 56 is GRANTED. This entire action, and all of the claims asserted therein, are DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. Each party shall bear its own costs. Signed by Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn on 12/2/19. (ljw, )

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Hickman v. Marquardt et al Doc. 57 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS LUFKIN DIVISION JASON HICKMAN § VS. § MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING CORPORATION (“MTC”) AND DAVID DRISKELL § CIVIL ACTION NO. 9:16-CV-104 § MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER Plaintiff, Jason Hickman, represented by counsel, Reginald McKamie, filed the abovereferenced civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C § 1983 against defendants Management and Training Corporation (“MTC”) and Warden David Driskell. The parties have submitted an Agreed Motion to Dismiss With Prejudice (docket entry no. 56). The parties state all matters in controversy with defendants have been resolved. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(1) provides that a plaintiff may voluntarily dismiss an action without a court order in one of two ways. A plaintiff may dismiss an action under Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(I) by filing “a notice of dismissal before the opposing party serves either an answer or a motion for summary judgment.” FED. R. CIV. P. 41(a)(1)(A)(I). A plaintiff may alternatively dismiss an action under Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) by filing “a stipulation of dismissal signed by all parties who have appeared.” Id. As such, formal court action is not necessary in this case. However, the Court finds that in the interest of efficiency, justice, and maintaining clarity of the record, an entry of order of dismissal as requested by the parties is appropriate. Based on the foregoing, it is, ORDERED that the parties’ Agreed Motion to Dismiss with Prejudice (docket entry no. 56) is GRANTED. This entire action, and all of the claims asserted therein, are DISMISSED WITH Dockets.Justia.com PREJUDICE. Each party shall bear its own costs. SIGNED this 2nd day of December, 2019. _________________________ Zack Hawthorn United States Magistrate Judge 2

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