UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 5, 2011
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ET AL., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Michael M. Anello United States District Judge
ORDER: GRANTING JOINT MOTION FOR DISMISSAL OF CERTAIN DEFENDANTS WITH PREJUDICE; [Doc. No. 72] GRANTING JOINT MOTION FOR DISMISSAL OF HUGO LEON WITH PREJUDICE; [Doc No. 75] DENYING DEFENDANT ANTONIO ARELLANO'S MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT AS MOOT;[Doc. No. 68] DENYING DEFENDANT HUGO LEON'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT AS MOOT; [Doc. No. 57] VACATING ALL HEARING DATES AND DEADLINES
On October 3, 2011, Plaintiff Kenneth Weberg and Defendants United States, Ronald Findley, James Williams, Jose Petris, Antonio Arellano, and Hugo Leon (collectively, the "parties") filed a notice of voluntary dismissal of certain defendants pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(1), requesting the Court to dismiss Defendants Ronald Findley, James Williams, Jose Petris and Antonio Arellano, with prejudice. [Doc. No. 72.] On the same day, Defendant United States filed a notice of settlement, and requested the Court vacate all remaining dates on the Court's calendar to allow the parties ninety days to file dispositional documents. [Doc No. 73.] On October 4, the parties also filed a joint motion to dismiss Hugo Leon with prejudice, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(1). [Doc. No. 75.] The parties' joint motions affect Defendants Hugo Leon's and Antonio Arellano's motions for summary judgment, filed on August 24, 2011 and September 9, 2011, respectively.
Having considered the parties' joint motions, and good cause appearing, the Court hereby GRANTS (1) the parties' joint motion for dismissal of Defendants Ronald Findley, James Williams, Jose Petris and Antonio Arellano [Doc No. 72], and (2) the parties' joint motion for dismissal of Hugo Leon. [Doc. No. 75.] Accordingly, the Court ORDERS as follows:
1. Plaintiff's action against Defendants Ronald Findley, James Williams, Jose Petris, Antonio Arellano and Hugo Leon is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.
2. Defendant Hugo Leon's motion for summary judgment [Doc. No. 57] is DENIED AS MOOT.
3. Defendant Antonio Arellano's motion for partial summary judgment [Doc. No. 68] is DENIED AS MOOT.
4. All remaining hearing dates and deadlines for the above-captioned action are VACATED. The remaining parties shall file a joint motion to dismiss within ninety days of this Order. If a request for dismissal is not filed, the vacated deadlines shall be reset.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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