IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 21, 2011
BOBBY N. JACOBSON, PLAINTIFF,
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY BOARD FOR CORRECTION OF MILITARY RECORDS, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
On March 15 and 30, 2011, plaintiff filed letters requesting that the court make certain rulings in this case, including requests to reopen and to set aside the judgment. This action was closed on September 30, 2009. This is not the first time plaintiff has sought reconsideration of the judgment entered in this case.
Even if plaintiff's "motion to set aside judgment" is construed as a motion under Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b), it has been made more than a year after judgment was entered. A motion on the grounds of "newly discovered evidence" or "fraud ..., misrepresentation, or misconduct by an opposing party" pursuant to Rule 60(b)(2), (3) can be made "within a reasonable time, and ... not more than one year after the judgment, order, or proceeding was entered or taken." Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b). Here, plaintiff claims that the Army obtained judgment against him based on false testimony, or on concealed evidence. Such a basis for relief under Rule 60(b) must have been brought within one year of September 30, 2009.
Plaintiff's motions to reopen (Docket # 28) and set aside the judgment (Docket #29) are denied. Aside from any notice of appeal, the Clerk shall henceforth accept no more filings in this case.
IT IS SO ORDERED.