VENTURES TRUST 2013 I-H-R BY MCM CAPITAL PARTNERS, LLC, ITS TRUSTEE v. PINTO, et al
LETTER OPINION. Signed by Judge Susan D. Wigenton on 6/7/17. (cm, )
NOT FOR PUBLICATION
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
MARTIN LUTHER KING COURTHOUSE
50 WALNUT ST.
NEWARK, NJ 07101
SUSAN D. WIGENTON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
June 7, 2017
Manuel A. Pinto
Aida C. Pinto
10 King St.
Hillside, NJ 07205
Plaintiffs Pro Se
Eric P. Kelner, Esq.
Evan M. Goldman, Esq.
Hill Wallack LLP
21 Rozel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
LETTER OPINION FILED WITH THE CLERK OF THE COURT
Ventures Trust 2013 I-H-R by MCM Capital Partners, LLC Its Trustee v.
Civil Action No. 16-6232 (SDW) (LDW)
Before this Court is Plaintiffs’ Motion for Reconsideration of this Court’s April 12, 2017
Amended Order adopting the Report and Recommendations (“R&R”) of Magistrate Judge Leda
D. Wettre deconsolidating civil actions 16-6232 and 16-7647, remanding civil action 16-6232, and
dismissing civil action 16-7647. (Dkt. Nos. 25, 29.)
This Court having considered the submissions and having reached its decision without oral
argument pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 78, and for the reasons discussed below,
DENIES the Motion for Reconsideration.
A. Standard of Review
Motions for reconsideration are governed by Local Civil Rule 7.1(i) and must be filed
within fourteen (14) days “after the entry of the order or judgment on the original motion by the
Judge or Magistrate Judge.” L. CIV. R. 7.1(i). Rule 7.1(i) requires the moving party to file a brief
“setting forth concisely the matter or controlling decisions which the party believes the . . . Judge
has overlooked.” Id. A motion for reconsideration is only proper where the moving party shows
“(1) an intervening change in the controlling law; (2) the availability of new evidence that was not
available when the court [reached its original decision]; or (3) the need to correct a clear error of
law or fact or to prevent manifest injustice.” Max’s Seafood Café v. Quinteros, 176 F.3d 669, 677
(3d Cir. 1999).
B. The Motion For Reconsideration is Untimely And The April 12, 2017 Order Was Not
Clearly Erroneous or Contrary to Law
This Court’s Order dismissing Plaintiff’s Complaint was entered on April 12, 2017.
Plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration was received on May 23, 2017, over a month after the
Order was entered. Therefore, Plaintiff’s motion is untimely. Further, this Court’s April 12th
Order and the underlying R&R clearly identified and applied the proper legal standards for a
motion to dismiss pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), for a motion to remand,
and for deconsolidation of the two underlying civil actions. Plaintiff does not identify any
intervening change in the relevant law. Plaintiff has not pointed to new evidence that was
unavailable at the time this Court entered its decision. Plaintiff also fails to demonstrate the
existence of an error of fact or law that, if left uncorrected, would result in manifest injustice.
Accordingly, Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration of this Court’s April 12, 2017 Order
will be DENIED.
For the reasons set forth above, Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration of this Court’s April
12, 2017 Order is DENIED. An appropriate order follows.
___/s/ Susan D. Wigenton_______
SUSAN D. WIGENTON, U.S.D.J
Leda D. Wettre, U.S.M.J.
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