Simmons et al v. Skechers USA, Inc. et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER re: 30 MOTION for Leave to Request for Permission to Respond to Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to File Supplemental Legal Authority filed by Defendant Skechers USA. Inc., Defendant Skechers U.S.A., Inc. II, Defendant Skechers Fitness Group motion is DENIED. Signed by District Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 5/18/15. (LGK)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
SIMMONS, et al.,
SKECHERS USA, INC., et al.,
Case No. 4:15 CV 341 RWS
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before me on Defendants’ Joint Motion for Permission to Respond to
Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File Supplemental Legal Authority. Defendants would like to file
a response in opposition to plaintiffs’ May 4, 2015 motion for leave to file supplemental legal
authority in support of their motion to remand, which I granted on May 5, 2015. Because I have
already ruled upon plaintiffs’ motion for leave to file supplemental authority, I will construe
defendants’ instant motion as a motion for reconsideration of my May 5, 2015 ruling.1
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(6) provides that, “[o]n motion and just terms, the
court may relieve a party . . . from a[n] . . . order . . . for (6) any other reason that justifies relief.”
A motion under Rule 60(b) “is not a vehicle for simple reargument on the merits.” Broadway v.
Norris, 193 F.3d 987, 990 (8th Cir. 1999). Under Rule 60(b)(6), relief can be granted only where
the “exceptional circumstances have denied the moving party a full and fair opportunity to litigate his
claim and have prevented the moving party from receiving adequate redress.” Harley v. Zoesch, 413
F.3d 866, 871 (8th Cir. 2005).
I note that, if I were not to construe defendants’ motion as one for reconsideration, defendants’ proposed response
in opposition to plaintiffs’ motion would be untimely under the Local Rules for the United States District Court for
the Eastern District of Missouri.
Defendants’ motion does not raise any legal or factual issues that were not considered by me
in my previous order. As a result, I do not find any reason justifying reconsideration of my previous
decision to grant plaintiff’s motion for leave to file supplemental authority.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendants’ Motion for Permission to Respond to
Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File Supplemental Legal Authority # is DENIED.
RODNEY W. SIPPEL
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated this 18th day of May, 2015.
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