BRYANT vs. FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION
ORDER DENYING 36 Motion for Reconsideration. Ordered by US DISTRICT JUDGE MARC THOMAS TREADWELL on 3/3/2017. (tlh)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE
ASSOCIATION, et al.,
CIVIL ACTION NO. 5:16-CV-341 (MTT)
Before the Court is Plaintiff Earl Bryant’s Motion for Reconsideration (Doc.36) of
the Court’s Judgement (Doc. 35) and Order (Doc. 34), which dismissed his claims
against Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) for failure to state a claim
and PHH and Citigroup for lack of personal jurisdiction as well as denied various
motions by Bryant. The motion for reconsideration is DENIED.
Pursuant to Local Rule 7.6, “Motions for Reconsideration shall not be filed as a
matter of routine practice.” M.D. Ga., L.R. 7.6 (emphasis added). “Reconsideration is
appropriate only if the movant demonstrates (1) that there has been an intervening
change in the law, (2) that new evidence has been discovered which was not previously
available to the parties in the exercise of due diligence, or (3) that the court made a
clear error of law.” Bingham v. Nelson, 2010 WL 339806, at *1 (M.D. Ga.) (quotation
marks and citation omitted). “In order to demonstrate clear error, the party moving for
reconsideration must do more than simply restate his prior arguments, and any
arguments which the party inadvertently failed to raise earlier are deemed waived.”
McCoy v. Macon Water Authority, 966 F. Supp. 1209, 1222-23 (M.D. Ga. 1997).
Bryant has not met this burden. He has not alleged an intervening change in the
law, nor has he presented new evidence previously unavailable to him. Moreover, the
Court is not persuaded its order was clearly erroneous.
Accordingly, Bryant’s motion for reconsideration is DENIED.
SO ORDERED, this 3rd day of March, 2017.
S/ Marc T. Treadwell
MARC T. TREADWELL, JUDGE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
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