Disch v. Heartland Regional Medical Center et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER, denying 17 MOTION to Remove Filing Fees filed by Michael F Disch. Signed by Judge J. Phil Gilbert on 12/4/2017. (jdh)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
MICHAEL F. DISCH,
Case No. 3:16-cv-01343-JPG
HEARTLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL
CENTER, et. al,
MEMORANDUM & ORDER
J. PHIL GILBERT, DISTRICT JUDGE
This matter comes before the Court on plaintiff Michael F. Disch’s Motion to Remove
Filing Fees. (Doc. 17.) In his motion, Disch claims that the Court erred when it denied his
previous motion to the remove filing fees in his case. (See Docs. 14, 15.) Disch does not indicate,
however, under which procedural rule he brings this new motion. The Court will thus construe it
as a motion to reconsider pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b). It is well settled that
Rule 60(b) relief is an extraordinary remedy and is granted only in exceptional circumstances.
McCormick v. City of Chicago, 230 F.3d 319, 327 (7th Cir. 2000) (citing Dickerson v. Board of
Educ., 32 F.3d 1114, 1116 (7th Cir. 1994)). Under Rule 60(b), a court may relieve a party from
an order where there is “mistake, inadvertence, surprise, or excusable neglect”, “newly
discovered evidence that, with reasonable diligence could not have been discovered in time to
move for a new trial”, or “fraud (whether previously called intrinsic or extrinsic),
misrepresentation, or misconduct by an opposing party.” FED. R. CIV. P. 60(b). “Motions for
reconsideration serve a limited function: to correct manifest errors of law or fact or to present
newly discovered evidence.” Rothwell Cotton Co. v. Rosenthal & Co., 827 F.2d 246, 251 (7th
Here, Disch has not made any showing as to why he is entitled to Rule 60(b) relief.
Accordingly, the Court DENIES his Motion to Remove Filing Fees. (Doc. 17.)
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DATED: DECEMBER 4, 2017
s/ J. Phil Gilbert
J. PHIL GILBERT
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