Collum v. PayPal et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER - Plaintiff's Motions to Reassign Case (filing nos. 25 and 26 ) and Plaintiff's Amended Motion to Amend Motion to Reassign Case (filing no. 27 ) are denied. Ordered by Senior Judge Richard G. Kopf. (Copy e-mailed to pro se party) (AOA)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
BRIAN T. COLLUM,
PAYPAL, and KELLIE CAIN,
This matter is before the court on Plaintiff’s Motions to Reassign Case (filing
nos. 25 and 26) and Plaintiff’s Amended Motion to Amend Motion to Reassign and
Reopen Case (filing no. 27). The court dismissed this matter and entered Judgment
against Plaintiff on May 16, 2012.1 (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. 27.) 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 also previously denied two Motions to Reopen filed by Plaintiff
in this matter. (See Filing Nos. 22 and 24.)
The court has carefully reviewed Plaintiff’s Motions. Plaintiff has not set forth
any “exceptional circumstances” that prevented him from fully litigating his claims
or receiving adequate redress. Accordingly, Plaintiff’s Motions are denied.2
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motions to Reassign Case
(filing nos. 25 and 26) and Plaintiff’s Amended Motion to Amend Motion to Reassign
Case (filing no. 27) are denied.
DATED this 27 th day of August, 2012.
BY THE COURT:
Richard G. Kopf
Senior United States District Judge
Plaintiff states that he wants his case to be reviewed by a new judge. (Filing
No. 27.) To the extent that Plaintiff is asking the court to reassign this case, his motion
is also denied.
*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.
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?