Smith v. Berghuis
ORDER Denying 7 Request filed by Derrick Smith. Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (SCha)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
DERRICK LEE SMITH,
HONORABLE AVERN COHN
ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION (Doc. 7)
This is a habeas case under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. On September 18, 2013, the
Court dismissed the petition as duplicative to the habeas petition in Smith v. Ludwick,
Case No. 10-CV-11052 (E.D. Mich. O’Meara, J.). See Doc. 6. The case before Judge
O’Meara has been stayed and held in abeyance, but remains pending. Before the
Court is Petitioner’s motion for reconsideration of the dismissal. For the reasons that
follow, the motion is DENIED.
A motion for reconsideration which presents issues already ruled upon by the
court, either expressly or by reasonable implication, will not be granted. Hence v.
Smith, 49 F. Supp. 2d 547, 550 (E.D. Mich. 1999); Czajkowski v. Tindall & Assoc., P.C.,
967 F. Supp. 951, 952 (E.D. Mich. 1997). Petitioner asserts that the Court erred in
dismissing this case as duplicative because Judge’s O’Meara’s case has been stayed
such that it is not currently “pending.” Petitioner is mistaken. While Case No. 10-CV11052 has been stayed and held in abeyance, it nonetheless remains as a pending
case before Judge O’Meara. To be sure, the docket for that case indicates that
Petitioner has filed several motions to lift the stay, which are currently pending.
Petitioner cannot proceed on two different habeas cases challenging the same state
court convictions and the Court cannot bifurcate his claims. Petitioner has not met his
burden of showing a palpable defect by which the Court has been misled or his burden
of showing that a different disposition must result from a correction thereof, as required
by Local Rule 7.1(h)(3). In short, the Court properly dismissed the petition as
duplicative and reconsideration is not warranted.
No further papers should be filed in this matter.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: October 3, 2013
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was mailed to the attorneys of
record on this date, October 3, 2013, by electronic and/or ordinary mail.
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