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Robert P. Benyamini v. v. Ogbeide

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


April 10, 2012

ROBERT P. BENYAMINI, PLAINTIFF,
v.
V. OGBEIDE, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

ORDER

Plaintiff, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, filed an action under 42 U.S.C. §1983. By order filed on September 7, 2011, the undersigned adopted the May 23, 2011, Findings and Recommendations of the magistrate judge. In the September 7th order, defendant Baker's motion for an order revoking plaintiff's in forma pauperis status was granted and plaintiff was ordered, within twenty-eight days, to pay the full filing fee. See Order, filed on September 7, 2011 (ECF 42). Plaintiff was cautioned that failure to do so would result in dismissal of this action; plaintiff's motion for a stay was also denied. Plaintiff filed an interlocutory appeal on September 15, 2011. By order filed on January 9, 2012, the appellate court dismissed plaintiff's appeal for failure to prosecute in accordance with Ninth Circuit Rule 42-1. See Ninth Circuit mandate, filed in this court on January 10, 2012 (ECF 51).

The court notes that plaintiff has filed objections to the court's order adopting the findings and recommendations, which the court construes as a request for reconsideration. (ECF 43.) "A district court's power to rescind, reconsider, or modify an interlocutory order is derived from the common law . . . ." City of L.A. v. Santa Monica BayKeeper, 254 F.3d 882, 886 (9th Cir. 2001).*fn1 "Generally stated, reconsideration is appropriate where there has been an intervening change in controlling law, new evidence has become available, or it is necessary to correct clear error or prevent manifest injustice." Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians Cmty. v. California, 649 F. Supp. 2d 1063, 1069 (E.D. Cal. 2009) (citing Sch. Dist. No. 1J Multnomah Cnty., Oregon v. AC&S Inc., 5 F.3d 1255, 1263 (9th Cir. 1993)); see also Christianson v. Colt Indus. Operating Corp., 486 U.S. 800, 817 (1988) ("A court has the power to revisit prior decisions of its own or of a coordinate court in any circumstance, although as a rule courts should be loathe to do so in the absence of extraordinary circumstances such as where the initial decision was 'clearly erroneous and would work a manifest injustice.'" (quoting Arizona v. California, 460 U.S. 605, 618 n.8 (1983))). Here, there are no extraordinary circumstances to support reconsideration; the court's prior decision was neither clearly erroneous, nor would it work a manifest injustice.

The docket of this case indicates that plaintiff has failed to pay the filing fee in accordance with this court's order, and the time for doing so has long since expired.

Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that this case is dismissed. Plaintiff's motion to stay (ECF 48) is DENIED as moot. The Clerk of the Court is directed to close this case.


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