White v. Stovall et al
ORDER denying 23 Motion for Reconsideration filed by Eric L White. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on January 7, 2014. (mll)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
ERIC L. WHITE
CASE NO. 12-CV-4061
SHERIFF RON STOVALL; and
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF
Before the Court is Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration. (ECF No. 23). Plaintiff requests
that the Court reconsider its order adopting the Report and Recommendations (ECF No. 21) and
denying Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to Appeal IFP and Motion to Extend Time to Appeal.
Defendants have not responded to the motion, and the time for response has passed. The Court finds
that the matter is ripe for its consideration.
The Court issued an order dismissing Plaintiff’s Complaint on May 2, 2013. (ECF No. 15).
On June 14, 2013, Plaintiff filed a Motion for Leave to Appeal IFP. (ECF No. 16). Then, on June
25, 2013, Plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal and a Motion to Extend Time to Appeal the May 2, 2013
order. (ECF Nos. 18 and 19). These motions were referred to the Magistrate Judge, and the Court
entered an order adopting the Report and Recommendations and denying Plaintiff’s Motion for
Leave to Appeal IFP and Motion to Extend Time to Appeal. (ECF No. 21). Plaintiff now moves
the Court to reconsider this order.1
Plaintiff states that he did not timely appeal the Court’s May 2, 2013 order because he did
not receive the order until June 13, 2013. Plaintiff further states that other persons living in his
While Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration was pending, the United States Court of Appeals for
the Eighth Circuit entered an order dismissing Plaintiff’s appeal as untimely and denying Plaintiff’s
Petition for Rehearing. (ECF Nos. 25 and 26).
house may have received the order and not given it to him on time. Federal Rule of Appellate
Procedure 4(a)(5)(A) requires parties to show excusable neglect or good cause why the motion to
extend time for appeal should be granted. Plaintiff has failed to meet this requirement. Additionally,
as was discussed in greater detail in the Report and Recommendation filed on March 29, 2013, all
of Plaintiff’s claims were subject to dismissal as frivolous. (ECF No. 13). Accordingly, the Court
finds that Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration (ECF No. 23) is DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 7th day of January, 2013.
/s/ Susan O. Hickey
Susan O. Hickey
United States District Judge
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