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Federal Court Dismisses Case Against President Biden, Retains Jurisdiction for Settlement Enforcement

In a recent development, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division, has dismissed with prejudice the case against President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and others. The case was brought forward by the State of California and other plaintiffs.

The court’s decision was based on the plaintiffs’ unopposed motion to dismiss the case with prejudice, meaning the case is permanently dismissed and cannot be brought back to court. However, the court has retained jurisdiction over these cases for a period of four years from the date of the order for the purpose of enforcing the parties’ settlement agreement.

The order, dated July 17, 2023, states that each party will bear its own costs and attorneys’ fees. The court also noted that it could extend its jurisdiction if the settlement obligations are not completed within the four-year period and a party believes it necessary for the court to retain jurisdiction to enforce the settlement agreement. Any such request would need to be submitted by motion.

The case was dismissed in its entirety as to all parties other than the State of Wisconsin’s claims against the defendants. The details of the settlement agreement were not disclosed in the order.

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