Rosemond v. Rattray et al
ORDER denying Plaintiff's 41 Motion for Reconsideration/relief from judgment. Signed by Honorable Henry M Herlong, Jr on 1/17/17.(kmca)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Kenneth B. Rosemond,
Daniel C. Rattray, Department of Veterans )
Affairs, Office of the Regional Counsel; and )
Kathryn Simpson, Chief Counsel, Office of )
the General Counsel,
C.A. No. 6:16-0762-HMH-KFM
OPINION & ORDER
This matter is before the court on Kenneth B. Rosemond’s (“Rosemond”) pro se motion
for reconsideration, which the court construes as a motion for relief from judgment pursuant to
Rule 60(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. For the reasons set forth below, the court
denies Rosemond’s motion.
The court previously summarily dismissed Rosemond’s complaint claiming medical
malpractice by providers with the Department of Veterans Affairs in an order dated
November 17, 2016, because Rosemond’s claim was time barred. (Nov. 17, 2016 Order, ECF
No. 38.) On January 12, 2017, Rosemond filed the instant motion. Rule 60(b) “invest[s] federal
courts with the power in certain restricted circumstances to vacate judgments whenever such
action is appropriate to accomplish justice.” Compton v. Alton S.S. Co., 608 F.2d 96, 101-02
(4th Cir. 1979) (internal quotation marks omitted). “The remedy provided by the Rule,
however, is extraordinary and is only to be invoked upon a showing of exceptional
circumstances.” Id. at 102. Rosemond cites no facts or errors of law in support of his motion.
(Mot. Relief. J., ECF No. 67.) Based on the foregoing, the court finds that Rosemond has made
no showing of exceptional circumstances or defects in the court’s order.
It is therefore
ORDERED that Rosemond’s motion for relief from judgment, docket number 41, is
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Henry M. Herlong, Jr.
Senior United States District Judge
Greenville, South Carolina
January 17, 2017
NOTICE OF RIGHT TO APPEAL
The Movant is hereby notified that he has the right to appeal this order within thirty (30)
days from the date hereof, pursuant to Rules 3 and 4 of the Federal Rules of Appellate
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