United States of America v. Jennings et al

Filing 67

ORDER denying defendant Suzanne Jennings' 63 Motion to withdraw Order; denying defendant Suzanne Jennings' 65 Motion for payment on tort by Judge Richard A Jones.(RS) cc Jennings

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HONORABLE RICHARD A. JONES 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 9 10 11 Plaintiff, Case No. C16-79-RAJ v. ORDER SUZANNE JENNINGS, et al., 12 Defendants. 13 14 This matter comes before the Court on pro se Defendant Suzanne Jennings’ 15 Motion to Withdraw Order Granting Summary Judgment and Dismiss Case for Lack of 16 Subject Matter Jurisdiction (Dkt. # 63) and Motion for Payment on Tort (Dkt. # 65). On 17 February 17, 2017, the Court entered an order granting summary judgment in favor of the 18 Government. Dkt. # 62. The Court construes Jennings’ pending motions as motions for 19 reconsideration. Having reviewed the motions, relevant portions of the record, and the 20 applicable law, the Court DENIES Jennings’ motions. 21 “Motions for reconsideration are disfavored.” LCR 7(h)(1). “The court will 22 ordinarily deny such motions in the absence of a showing of manifest error in the prior 23 ruling or a showing of new facts or legal authority which could not have been brought to 24 its attention earlier with reasonable diligence.” Id. 25 In the instant motions, Jennings contends that the undersigned has failed to 26 perform his constitutional duties (Dkt. # 64), asserts that he was disqualified from 27 handling this dispute (id.), and invoices him and the Government for personal injuries 28 ORDER – 1 1 giving rise to $342,800 in damages (Dkt. # 65). None of these contentions, nor any other 2 assertion contained in Jennings’ motions, has merit. 3 For these reasons, the Court DENIES Jennings’ Motion to Withdraw Order 4 Granting Summary Judgment and Dismiss Case for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction 5 (Dkt. # 63) and Motion for Payment on Tort (Dkt. # 65). 6 7 DATED this 3rd day of April, 2017. 8 A 9 10 The Honorable Richard A. Jones United States District Judge 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER – 2

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