Juricic v. Shurtleff et al
MEMORANDUM DECISION AND ORDER denying 16 Motion to Set Aside Judgment, and Charge of Judicial Misconduct. Signed by Judge Ted Stewart on 4/28/2011. (las)
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF UTAH
DAVID C. JURICIC,
MEMORANDUM DECISION AND
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S
MOTION TO SET ASIDE AND
CHARGE OF JUDICIAL
MARK L. SHURTLEFF, et al.,
Case No. 2:10-CV-662 TS
This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff’s Motion to Set Aside, and Charge of Judicial
Misconduct.1 The Court notes that Plaintiff may have intended to file the Motion in the Third
District Court for the State of Utah, but as the Motion was filed with this Court, the Court will
rule on it. Defendants have not filed a response to the Motion and the time for filing such a
response has passed.
The Court interprets the Motion as seeking relief under Rule 60(b) of the Federal Rules of
Civil Procedure. The potentially applicable provisions of Rule 60(b) are subsections (1),
Docket No. 16.
allowing relief due to mistake, and (6), allowing relief for “any other reason that justifies relief.”
“Rule 60(b)(1) motions premised upon mistake are intended to provide relief to a party in only
two instances: (1) when ‘a party has made an excusable litigation mistake or an attorney in the
litigation has acted without authority; or (2) whe[n] the judge has made a substantive mistake of
law or fact in the final judgment or order.’”2 “Relief under Rule 60(b)(6) is appropriate when
circumstances are so ‘unusual or compelling’ that extraordinary relief is warranted, or when it
‘offends justice’ to deny such relief.”3
Nothing in Plaintiff’s Motion leads the Court to find a substantive mistake of law or other
unusual or compelling circumstances. In its prior Order the Court simply stated that it lacked
jurisdiction to review a state district court decision. Consequently, it is
ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion to Set Aside, and Charge of Judicial Misconduct
(Docket No. 16) is DENIED.
DATED April 28, 2011.
BY THE COURT:
United States District Judge
Utah ex rel. Div. of Forestry, Fire & State Lands v. United States, 528 F.3d 712, 722-23
(10th Cir. 2008) (quoting Cashner v. Freedom Stores, Inc., 98 F.3d 572, 576 (10th Cir. 1996)).
Cashner v. Freedom Stores, Inc., 98 F.3d 572, 580 (10th Cir. 1996) (quoting Pelican
Prod. Corp. v. Marino, 893 F.2d 1143, 1147 (10th Cir. 1990)).
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