Chapman et al v. Ford Motor Company
ORDER denying 47 Motion to Alter Judgment. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on November 29, 2011. (sh)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
DENISE K. CHAPMAN, Administratrix
of the Estate of Nathaniel Allen
Chapman, deceased, and JONATHAN
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Currently before the Court are Plaintiffs’ Motion to Alter and Grant Relief to Order Granting
the Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc. 47) and supporting documents, and
Defendant’s Response (Doc. 48) and supporting documents. For the reasons stated herein, Plaintiffs’
Motion is DENIED.
Plaintiffs have asked this Court to alter its Order granting summary judgment in favor of the
Defendant (Doc. 46) to reflect that the matter was actually remanded to the Baxter County Circuit
Court so that there can be a determination if there was fraud perpetrated on the trial court. In its
Order granting summary judgment in favor of Ford Motor Company, this Court found that there were
no genuine issues of material fact to be determined, and that Plaintiffs have a remedy in a separate
state court case which they are already pursuing. The Order did not remand the instant case; it
granted summary judgment in favor of the Defendant pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of
Civil Procedure. It is implicit in the Court’s Order that the Court exercised jurisdiction over the
instant case when it granted Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment and dismissed the instant
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Furthermore, the Plaintiffs did not file this motion in time to seek to alter or amend the
Court’s Order under either Rule 59 or 60 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Nor did they
timely appeal the Court’s Order of July 19, 2011.
For the foregoing reasons, the Court finds that Plaintiffs’ Motion to Alter and Grant Relief
to Order Granting Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment should be, and hereby is, DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 29th day of November, 2011.
/s/P. K. Holmes, III
P.K. HOLMES, III
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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