Pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i)(B), the dismissal is without prejudice. But if Professor Jones were to attempt to refile at this point in time, he would encounter a statute of limitations problem.
There was NO SETTLEMENT in this case. Above the Law has made no changes to our prior posts, and we have paid no money to Professor Jones. The case was dismissed by the plaintiff without anything from our side, except a letter from our lawyer.
For analysis of the legal insufficiency of the complaint that undoubtedly led to the voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit, head over to the Copyrights & Campaigns Blog and The Volokh Conspiracy.
Jones v. Minkin Complaint