Collum v. PayPal et al

Filing 24

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER- Plaintiffs Motion to Reopen Case (filingno. 23 ), liberally construed as a Motion for Relief Under Rule 60(b), is denied. Ordered by Senior Judge Richard G. Kopf. (Copy mailed to pro se party)(MKR)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA BRIAN T. COLLUM, Plaintiff, v. PAYPAL, and KELLIE CAIN, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 8:12CV17 MEMORANDUM AND ORDER This matter is before the court on Plaintiff’s Motion to Reopen Case, which the court liberally construes as a Motion for Relief Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b). (Filing No. 23.) On May 16, 2012, the court dismissed Plaintiff’s Complaint and entered Judgment against him. (Filing Nos. 18 and 19.) Liberally construed, Plaintiff seeks relief from the court’s Judgment pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 60(b)(6). (Filing No. 23.) Rule 60(b)(6) “grants federal courts broad authority to relieve a party from a final judgment ‘upon such terms as are just,’ provided that the motion is made within a reasonable time and is not premised on one of the grounds for relief enumerated in clauses (b)(1) through (b)(5).” Liljeberg v. Health Serv. Acquisition Corp., 486 U.S. 847, 863 (1988). However “[r]elief is available under Rule 60(b)(6) only where 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). The court has carefully reviewed Plaintiff’s Motion. Plaintiff has not set forth any “exceptional circumstances” that prevented him from fully litigating his claims or receiving adequate redress. Accordingly, Plaintiff’s Motion to Reopen Case, liberally construed as a Motion for Relief Under Rule 60(b), is denied. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion to Reopen Case (filing no. 23), liberally construed as a Motion for Relief Under Rule 60(b), is denied. DATED this 7 th day of August, 2012. BY THE COURT: Richard G. Kopf Senior United States District Judge *This opinion may contain hyperlinks to other documents or Web sites. The U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska does not endorse, recommend, approve, or guarantee any third parties or the services or products they provide on their Web sites. Likewise, the court has no agreements with any of these third parties or their Web sites. The court accepts no responsibility for the availability or functionality of any hyperlink. Thus, the fact that a hyperlink ceases to work or directs the user to some other site does not affect the opinion of the court. 2

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