Moon v. Doerge et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER re: 7 MOTION for Reconsideration re 6 Order of Dismissal pursuant to 28USC1915(e)(2)(B), filed by Plaintiff Darnell Wesly Moon motion is DENIED. Signed by District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr on 11/24/15. (MRS)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
DARNELL WESLY MOON,
CHARLES H. DOERGE, V, et al.,
No. 1:15CV142 SNLJ
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on plaintiff=s motion for reconsideration of the dismissal
of this action as duplicative. See Cooper v. Delo, 997 F.2d 376, 377 (8th Cir. 1993).
the following, the Court will deny plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration.
The Court finds that the allegations in this case mirror the civil rights and religious
discrimination allegations against the very same defendants named in Moon v. Unterreiner, No.
1:15CV160 SNLJ (E.D.Mo.), which were dismissed by this Court pursuant to the doctrine of
Heck v. Humphrey, 512 U.S. 477 (1994). That action is currently on appeal before the Eighth
Circuit Court of Appeals. Id. As set forth in Cooper, 997 F.2d at 377, this Court’s prior
dismissal of plaintiff’s action has a res judicata effect on his current action before this Court.1 To
hold otherwise would ask this Court to waste its limited judicial resources in presiding over two
cases that are exactly the same.2
It matters not for res judicata purposes which case was “filed” first. Rather, which case was
“adjudged” first is key to the doctrine. Cases on the Court’s docket are not necessarily adjudged in
the order that they are filed.
Since the beginning of 2015, plaintiff has litigated in this Court nine (9) cases as a pauper, or
under “IFP” status. Many of plaintiff’s cases appear to have the same claims and defendants.
Plaintiff needs to be aware that he cannot waste judicial resources by filing the same or similar
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff=s motion for reconsideration of the dismissal
of this case [#7] is DENIED.
Dated this 24th
day of November, 2015.
STEPHEN N. LIMBAUGH, JR.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
cases as a pauper; abusive or repetitious lawsuits will result in a revocation of in forma pauperis
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