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Walker v. Illinois Dep't of Corrections

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS


March 11, 2009

ERIC D. WALKER, PLAINTIFF,
v.
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, PINCKNEYVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER, AND DOCTOR GARDNER, DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: J. Phil Gilbert District Judge

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

This matter comes before the Court on the Motion to Strike Plaintiff's Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 15) filed by Plaintiff Eric D. Walker. Walker submitted his Motion to Dismiss pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(I), which allows dismissal of an action by a plaintiff without a court order at any time before service by an adverse party of an answer or of a motion for summary judgment, whichever first occurs. As Defendants had not filed an answer or motion for summary judgment in this case, the Court found that Plaintiff, by filing the Motion, had caused the case to be dismissed without prejudice. Judgment entered accordingly. As such, this case is closed. The Court advises Walker that, as dismissal was without prejudice, he is free to bring a new action alleging the same underlying facts as were alleged in this action. However, because this case has proceeded to judgment, the Court DENIES Walker's Motion to Strike (Doc. 15).

IT IS SO ORDERED.

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