Caires v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER denying 53 Motion for Reconsideration. Plaintiff does not indicate any law or any allegation in his complaint that the Court overlooked. Plaintiff's motion for reconsideration deals primarily with parties not named in the original complaint. Nothing in plaintiff's motion warrants any relief from the Court. Plaintiff's motion for reconsideration (Dkt. 53) is DENIED. (As further set forth in this Order.) (Signed by Judge P. Kevin Castel on 7/27/2017) (cf)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
16-cv-4579 (PKC) (DCF)
FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION, et al.,
By memorandum and order dated June 21, 2017, plaintiff’s complaint was
dismissed with prejudice. (Dkt. 51.) Plaintiff, representing himself pro se, has submitted a
document titled “Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration,” with twenty-four numbered
paragraphs. (Dkt. 53.) The Court construes this submission as a motion for reconsideration
pursuant to Rule 60(b), Fed. R. Civ. P. For reasons to be explained, the Court denies plaintiff’s
A district court may grant relief from an order pursuant to Rule 60(b), Fed. R.
Civ. P., if certain grounds are shown. For example, if there was “mistake, inadvertence, surprise,
or excusable neglect” or if there is “any other reason that justifies relief.” Rule 60(b), Fed. R.
Civ. P. “The standard for granting such a motion is strict, and reconsideration will generally be
denied unless the moving party can point to controlling decisions or data that the court
overlooked—matters, in other words, that might reasonably be expected to alter the conclusion
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reached by the court.” Shrader v. CSX Transp., Inc., 70 F.3d 255, 257 (2d Cir. 1995). “A
motion for reconsideration should be granted only when the defendant identifies “an intervening
change of controlling law, the availability of new evidence, or the need to correct a clear error or
prevent manifest injustice.” Kolel Beth Yechiel Mechil of Tartikov, Inc. v. YLL Irrevocable
Trust, 729 F.3d 99, 104 (2d Cir. 2013).
Richard Caires brought claims against the Federal National Mortgage Association
(“Fannie Mae”), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”), and JPMorgan
Chase Bank, N.A. (“Chase”) for tortious deceit and conduct, negligence, and misrepresentation,
citing 42 U.S.C. § 1331, the First, Seventh, and Fourteenth Amendments, as well as Article III of
the Constitution. The Court dismissed plaintiff’s amended complaint pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6),
Fed. R. Civ. P., for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted, and in the
alternative, on the grounds that the compliant failed to conform to the pleading standards
required by Rule 8(a), Fed. R. Civ. P.
Plaintiff’s motion requests that the Court “change the judgment to dismissal
without prejudice,” (Pl.’s Mot. for Recon., July 12, 2017, Dkt. 53 at ¶ 2), and asserts that he
“obtained additional evidence that support the claims and allegations in his complaint,” (id.) at ¶
3. Plaintiff asserts that newly discovered evidence demonstrates that the “true party in interest”
is Washington Mutual Asset Acceptance Corporation. (Id. at ¶¶ 6, 10, 21-22.) Plaintiff names
various parties not named as defendants in this case as having contact in some way with the
“construction loan” that appears to be at the base of many of the allegations of wrongdoing in his
complaint. (Id. at ¶¶ 13-18.)
Plaintiff does not indicate any law or any allegation in his complaint that the
Court overlooked. Plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration deals primarily with parties not named
in the original complaint. Nothing in plaintiff’s motion warrants any relief from the Court.
Plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration (Dkt. 53) is DENIED.
Dated: New York, New York
July 27, 2017
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