The Sixth Circuit elaborated this week in Michigan Surgery Investment, et al. v. Arman, et al., Case No. 10-1612 (Dec. 14, 2010) (PDF) on the factors determining whether a court abused its discretion when it dismissed a complaint with prejudice in response to plaintiffs’ request for dismissal without prejudice.  The factors are well-settled: “First, the district court must … Continue Reading