Infante v. The City of Hastings, Nebraska, et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER that Plaintiff's Motion to Extend Time to File Notice of Appeal (Filing No. 44 ) is denied. Ordered by Chief Judge Laurie Smith Camp. (LAC)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
ALMA ROSA INFANTE,
THE CITY OF HASTINGS, NEBRASKA;
ADAMS COUNTY, NEBRASKA; THE
STATE OF NEBRASKA; and JOHN AND
JANE DOES 1-10,
CASE NO. 4:15CV3047
This matter is before the Court on the Plaintiff’s Motion to Extend Time to File Notice
of Appeal (Filing No. 44).
On September 3, 2015, this Court granted the Defendants’ motions to dismiss;
dismissed Infante’s civil rights claims against the State of Nebraska, with prejudice;
dismissed her other claims, without prejudice; and entered Judgment. See Memorandum
and Order at Filing No. 35, and Judgment at Filing No. 36. Infante did not appeal, nor did
she move to alter or amend the Judgment pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 59(e), and the
Judgment became final.
After the Judgment became final, Infante filed an untimely Motion for Leave to File
Second Amended Complaint, and it was denied. See Filing No. 41. Infante now seeks an
extension of time to file an appeal under Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(5), suggesting that her delay
in filing a notice of appeal was due to “excusable neglect or good cause.” The Court has
reviewed the Index of Evidence (Filing No. 45) submitted in support of the Motion.
Essentially, Plaintiff’s counsel states that he believed that a dismissal of certain claims
“without prejudice” would offer the Plaintiff an opportunity to amend her Complaint, even
after the Judgment became final. Such a misunderstanding does not equate to “excusable
neglect or good cause,” supporting an extension of time for the filing of an appeal under
Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(5).
IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion to Extend Time to File Notice of Appeal
(Filing No. 44) is denied.
DATED this 9th day of November, 2015.
BY THE COURT:
s/Laurie Smith Camp
Chief United States District Judge
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