Bonner v. Romulus Police Department et al
ORDER Denying Various Motions 148 , 149 and 150 . Signed by District Judge Denise Page Hood. (LSau)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
CASE NO. 14-CV-10196
HONORABLE DENISE PAGE HOOD
ROMULUS POLICE DEPARTMENT et al.,
ORDER DENYING VARIOUS MOTIONS
This matter is before the Court on various motions filed by Plaintiff Brian
Bonner. This matter was set to begin trial on April 4, 2017. The parties, however,
notified the Court that the parties had reached a settlement and the trial date was
thereafter canceled. On March 31, 2017, the Court entered an Order of Dismissal
Without Prejudice, pending the parties’ submission of a stipulated order of dismissal
with prejudice. With the dismissal order, the case is closed on the Court’s docket. No
motion to reopen the case has been filed by any party to date and the time to file any
motions for reconsideration of the Court’s dismissal order has passed. See E.D. Mich
LR 7.1(h) (or Fed. R. Civ. P. 59 governing post judgment motions). Although defense
counsel indicates that a stipulated order of dismissal was submitted to the Court, to
date, no stipulated order of dismissal with prejudice has been entered by the Court.
The action, however, continues to be designated closed on the Court’s docket.
As to Plaintiff’s motions relating to appointment of counsel, it is noted that
Plaintiff was represented by counsel in this case. The Court denies Plaintiff’s requests
for counsel since he was represented by counsel and the case is closed. Regarding
Plaintiff’s motion to add corrections and relief, and to admit new evidence, because
this action is closed and resolved between the parties, the Court denies the motion.
Plaintiff states that he is being retaliated against, but such a claim appears to be a new
claim since the case was closed (although he has raised retaliation claims in this case).
It is noted that Plaintiff has filed three new cases since the instant case: 1) 17-11571,
Bonner v. Prison Transportation Serv. Corp. (Cleland); 2) 17-11694, Bonner v.
Washington (Hood); and, 3) 17-11863, Bonner v. Washington (Hood). Some of the
claims he raised in the recent motions in this case are also raised in the recently-filed
cases. The new issues and claims will be reviewed and addressed in the applicable
IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion to Appoint Counsel (Doc. No. 148),
Motion to Add Corrections, For Added Relief, to Seal Documents, and to Admit New
Evidence (Doc. No. 149) and Motion to Appear in Court and for Order to Show Cause
(Doc. No. 150) are DENIED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that any appeal from this Court’s Order is
frivolous and not taken in good faith. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3); Coppedge v. United
States, 369 U.S. 438, 445 (1962), McGore v. Wrigglesworth, 114 F.3d 601, 610-11
(6th Cir. 1997).
S/Denise Page Hood
Denise Page Hood
Chief Judge, United States District Court
Dated: August 1, 2017
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon counsel of
record on August 1, 2017, by electronic and/or ordinary mail.
S/LaShawn R. Saulsberry
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