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Blum v. Holt

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA


October 13, 2010

CHESTER L. BLUM, PETITIONER
v.
RONNIE R. HOLT, RESPONDENT

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Conner

ORDER

AND NOW, this 13th day of October, 2010, upon consideration of the motion for reconsideration (Doc. 18), filed by petitioner Chester L. Blum ("Blum"), wherein Blum seeks reconsideration of the order of court (Doc. 15) dated July 26, 2010 (hereinafter "the July 26 order"),*fn1 and it 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), 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 finding that Blum has not demonstrated that the July 26 order contains an error of law or fact,*fn2 and that his motion for reconsideration merely seeks to relitigate a "point of disagreement between the Court and the litigant," Abu-Jamal, 2001 WL 1609761, at *9; see also Ogden v. Keystone Residence, 226 F. Supp. 2d 588, 606 (M.D. Pa. 2002), it is hereby ORDERED that the motion for reconsideration (Doc. 18) is DENIED.

CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge


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