Praecipe to discontinue means simply the case has ended and/or is closed. If it is a praecipe to discontinue without prejudice, then theoretically, the plaintiff could refile the suit later. If it is praecipe to discontinue with prejudice, it means the case is closed for ever. If it is a praecipe to settle and discontinue, the case is also closed forever. If it is simply a praecipe to discontinue, (and nothing further) it could be any of the above depending upon the facts.