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White v. 16Th District Court

United States District Court, Ninth Circuit

October 9, 2013

JOEL MILES WHITE, Plaintiff,
v.
16TH DISTRICT COURT; MIKE FERRITER, DOC DIRECTOR; LISA GRADY, COLLECTIONS MGR.; SAM LAW, WARDEN, CCC/CCA, Defendants.

ORDER

DANA L. CHRISTENSEN, Chief District Judge.

Plaintiff Joel White has filed a Motion to Remove the Strike that was issued when his civil case was dismissed on February 5, 2010. (Doc. 5). A final Order has been issued in this case, therefore, the Court construes the motion as being filed pursuant to Rule 60 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Motions for relief from a judgment are addressed to the sound discretion of the district court, Casey v. Albertson's Inc., 362 F.3d 1254, 1257 (9th Cir. 2004), and allow a party to seek reconsideration of a final judgment or any order where such a party can demonstrate: "(1) mistake, inadvertence, surprise, or excusable neglect;... [or] (6) any other reason that justifies relief." Fed.R.Civ.P.60(b). Mr. White argues that because of his lack of knowledge of the law the strike that was issued pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1915(g) should be removed. He cites authority for the proposition that pro se filings should be liberally construed.

Mr. White's case was designated as a "strike" under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g) because his claims were frivolous because they were barred by res judicata. Franklin v. Murphy, 745 F.2d 1221, 1230 (9th Cir. 1984). Mr. White has presented no new evidence and has not demonstrated that Judge Cebull committed clear error in issuing the strike its ruling. There has been no change in the law, and none of the reasons set forth in Rule 60(b) are applicable. Mr. White gives no justification for reconsidering Judge's Cebull's issuance of a strike pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g) and this Court sees no reason to do so.

This case is closed and no further motions for reconsideration will be considered.

IT IS ORDERED:

Mr. White's Motion to Remove Strike (Doc. 7) is DENIED.


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