Rowe v. Meyer

Filing 6

ORDER Denying Motion for Rehearing/Reconsideration 5 (Request filed by Robert M Rowe) Signed by District Judge George Caram Steeh. (MBea)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION ROBERT M. ROWE, Plaintiff, vs. CARL R. MEYER, F.O.C. Attorney, Defendant. _____________________________/ ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR REHEARING/RECONSIDERATION (#5) Plaintiff Robert Rowe moves for rehearing/reconsideration of this court's July 7, 2007 Order dismissing his pro se in forma pauperis 1983 claims seeking $3.0 million against Michigan Friend of the Court Attorney Carl Meyer. The court dismissed the claims under 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2)(B)(ii) for failure to state a claim on which relief may be granted in that Rowe enjoys absolute immunity from suit in performing his adjudicative and prosecutorial duties. Gould v. Suffety, No. 07-11235-BC, 2007 WL 1599716 (June 4, 2007) (Ludington, J.). A motion for reconsideration must be filed within 10 days after entry of the challenged order. E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(g)(1). In seeking reconsideration, the movant must demonstrate a palpable defect by which the court and the parties have been mislead, and show that correcting the defect will result in a different disposition of the case. E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(g)(3). Rowe has failed to demonstrate a palpable error that, if corrected, would result in a different disposition of his claims. As Rowe points out, 1915(e)(2)(B)(iii) more precisely authorizes dismissal where the plaintiff seeks monetary relief against a defendant who is Case No. 08-CV-14311 HON. GEORGE CARAM STEEH immune from such relief. Rowe's argument that Gould is distinguishable on its facts is not persuasive. Rowe fails to articulate appropriate injunctive as against Meyer. Accordingly, and in the absence of palpable error requiring a different disposition of Rowe's claims, Rowe's motion for rehearing/reconsideration is hereby DENIED. SO ORDERED. Dated: October 28, 2008 s/George Caram Steeh GEORGE CARAM STEEH UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Copies of this Order were served upon attorneys of record on October 28, 2008, by electronic and/or ordinary mail. s/Josephine Chaffee Deputy Clerk 2

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