Pio v. General Motors Company et al
OPINION and ORDER Denying 152 Motion for Reconsideration. Signed by District Judge Linda V. Parker. (RLou)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
NEW YORK STATE TEACHERS’
RETIREMENT SYSTEM, Individually
and on Behalf of All Other Persons
Civil Case No. 14-11191
Honorable Linda V. Parker
GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY,
DANIEL F. AKERSON, NICHOLAS S.
CYPRUS, CHRISTOPHER P. LIDDELL,
DANIEL AMMANN, CHARLES K. STEVENS, III,
MARY T. BARRA, THOMAS S. TIMKO, and GAY P. KENT,
OPINION AND ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR
RECONSIDERATION FILED BY DONALD C. MARRO (ECF NO. 152)
On May 19, 2016, after a fairness hearing held on April 20, 2016, this Court
issued an opinion and order granting Lead Plaintiff’s motion for final approval of
the settlement and plan allocation in this class action lawsuit. (ECF No. 130.) In
doing so, the Court rejected Donald C. Marro’s objections to the settlement. (See
id.) On June 13, 2016, Mr. Marro filed a notice of appeal and an application to
proceed in forma pauperis on appeal. (ECF Nos. 134, 135.) This Court denied Mr.
Marro’s application to proceed in forma pauperis on June 20, 2016, as well as his
motion for reconsideration of that decision. (ECF Nos. 139.) Defendants and
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Lead Plaintiff thereafter filed motions asking the Court to order Mr. Marro to order
a copy of the transcript designated to be included in the record on his appeal (i.e.,
the transcript of the April 20, 2016 fairness hearing). (ECF No. 143, 144.) Mr.
Marro filed a response to the motions. (ECF No. 146.) Defendants and Lead
Plaintiffs filed reply briefs. (ECF No. 148, 150.) This Court granted the motions
on August 16, 2016.
Presently before the Court is Mr. Marro’s motion for reconsideration of that
decision. (ECF No. 152.) Mr. Marro complains that he was not provided an
opportunity to respond to new arguments raised in the moving parties’ reply briefs.
Mr. Marro appends his response to those arguments to his pending motion.
As an initial matter, there is no provision in the Local Rules for the Eastern
District of Michigan that speaks to the filing of sur-replies. In any event, nothing
newly asserted in the movants’ reply briefs influenced the Court’s decision with
respect to whether to grant their motions. Moreover, the arguments raised in Mr.
Marro’s motion for reconsideration fail to demonstrate a palpable defect in this
Court’s decision to grant Defendants’ and Lead Plaintiffs’ motions, much less a
defect which, when corrected, would result in a different disposition of the
motions. See E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(h)(3).
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IT IS ORDERED, that Donald C. Marro’s motion for reconsideration (ECF
No. 152) is DENIED.
s/ Linda V. Parker
LINDA V. PARKER
U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: October 13, 2016
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was mailed to counsel of
record and/or pro se parties on this date, October 13, 2016, by electronic and/or
U.S. First Class mail.
s/ Richard Loury
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