IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
February 3, 2010
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, PLAINTIFF
SUNSHINE DEVELOPMENT, INC., DEFENDANT
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Conner
AND NOW, this 3rd day of February, 2010, upon consideration of plaintiff's motion (Doc. 35) for reconsideration of the order of court (Doc. 33) dated December 9, 2009, which granted defendant summary judgment on the issue of liability, and it appearing that plaintiff argues that the court erred in considering 39 C.F.R. § 601.14, and also incorrectly concluded that an agent without contracting authority attempted to exercise the Lease option provision, (see Doc. 35), and it further appearing that the purpose of a motion for reconsideration is to present newly discovered evidence or to correct manifest errors of law or fact, see Harsco Corp. v. Zlotnicki, 779 F.2d 906, 909 (3d Cir. 1985), that the court possesses inherent power to reconsider its interlocutory orders "when it is consonant with justice to do so," United States v. Jerry, 487 F.2d 600, 605 (3d Cir. 1973); Alea N. Am. Ins. Co. v. Salem Masonry Co. 301 F. App'x 119, 121 (3d Cir. 2008), and that a party may not invoke a motion for reconsideration as a means to relitigate matters of disagreement with the court or to raise stale arguments anew, see Abu-Jamal v. Horn, No. Civ. A. 99- 5089, 2001 WL 1609761, at *9 (E.D. Pa. Dec. 18, 2001); see also Bhatnagar v. Surrendra Overseas Ltd., 52 F.3d 1220, 1231 (3d Cir. 1995) (rejecting litigant's "classic attempt at a 'second bite at the apple'"), and the court concluding that plaintiff's contentions regarding the attempt of Tom Russell ("Russell") to delegate authority to Dennis Perry ("Perry") have been thoroughly litigated,*fn1 and that plaintiff's citation to 39 C.F.R. § 601.103 does not necessitate a ruling contrary to the court's previous determination,*fn2 it is hereby ORDERED that plaintiff's motion (Doc. 35) for reconsideration is DENIED.
CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge