Tocarchick v. Lutheran Social Services of Michigan et al
OPINION and ORDER denying Plaintiff's 10 Motion for Reconsideration. Signed by District Judge Linda V. Parker. (JOwe)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Civil Case No. 17-11445
Honorable Linda V. Parker
LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF
MICHIGAN and LUTHERAN
ADOPTION SERVICES OF MICHIGAN,
OPINION AND ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR
On May 2, 2017, Plaintiff initiated this lawsuit against Defendants Lutheran
Social Services of Michigan and Lutheran Adoption Services of Michigan.
Plaintiff was granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
§ 1915. On June 6, 2017, the Court summarily dismissed Plaintiff’s Complaint
pursuant to § 1915 because she is attempting through this action to “appeal” the
disposition of a lawsuit she filed against Defendants in the Circuit Court for
Macomb County, Michigan. (ECF No 9.) As the Court explained in its decision,
federal district courts generally lack jurisdiction to review and determine the
validity of state court judgments. (Id. at Pg ID 330.)
Plaintiff filed a document on June 13, 2017, which the Court construes as a
motion for reconsideration. (ECF No. 10.) Plaintiff does not include anything in
this submission, however, which leads the Court to conclude that it committed a
palpable defect in summarily dismissing her complaint for lack of jurisdiction.
IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration (ECF No. 10)
Dated: January 11, 2018
s/Linda V. Parker
U.S. District Court Judge
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon counsel of
record on January 11, 2018, by electronic and/or ordinary mail.
s/Julie Owens acting in the absence of Richard Loury
Case Manager, (313) 234-5135
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