Patterson v. Labor Administrator et al
RULING denying 114 Motion for Reconsideration. Signed by Judge Janet C. Hall on 7/1/2014. (Lewis, D)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
ADMINISTRATOR, ET AL.,
CIVIL ACTION NO.
JULY 1, 2014
RULING RE: PLAINTIFF’S MOTION (Doc. No. 114) FOR RECONSIDERATION OF
THE COURT’S MARCH 17, 2014 RULING (Doc. No. 109)
Plaintiff Ronald Patterson, litigating this action pro se, moves this court to
reconsider its ruling of March 17, 2014 (“the March 2014 Ruling”) (Doc. No. 109)
granting the defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc. No. 97). Before the
court granted that Motion, the plaintiff’s only remaining claim for relief was his
procedural due process claim for prospective injunctive relief under the United States
Constitution. In the March 2014 Ruling, this court held that the defendant afforded the
plaintiff adequate procedural protections to satisfy the dictates of due process.
The standard of review applied to a motion for reconsideration is strict; such a
motion “will generally be denied unless the moving party can point to controlling
decisions or data that the court overlooked.” See Shrader v. CSX Transp., Inc., 70
F.3d 255, 257 (2d Cir. 1995). A court should not grant a motion for reconsideration
where the moving party seeks only to relitigate an issue already decided. See id. In
general, granting a motion for reconsideration is only justified if there is “‘an intervening
change of controlling law, the availability of new evidence, or the need to correct clear
error or prevent manifest injustice.’” See Virgin Atl. Airways, Ltd. v. Nat’l. Mediation
Bd., 956 F.2d 1245, 1255 (2d Cir. 1992) (quoting 18 C. Wright, A. Miller & E. Cooper,
Federal Practice & Procedure § 4478 at 790). The standard of review for motions for
summary judgment is set forth in the ruling at issue. March 2014 Ruling at 2–3.
The plaintiff has not pointed to any controlling law or to any facts that the court
overlooked in the March 2014 Ruling. He has not established that the Ruling
constituted clear error, and has not shown that granting the present Motion is necessary
to prevent manifest injustice. Instead, the plaintiff’s Motion relitigates issues already
addressed by this court.
For the foregoing reasons, the plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration is DENIED.
Dated at New Haven, Connecticut this 1st day of July, 2014.
/s/ Janet C. Hall____________
Janet C. Hall
United States District Judge
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