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Legal Memorandum: Granting a Motion for Reconsideration

Issue: Under the local rules of the U.S. District Court for the Virgin Islands, when will the court grant a motion for reconsideration?

Area of Law: Litigation & Procedure
Keywords: Motion for reconsideration; Grounds for granting
Jurisdiction: Federal, Virgin Islands
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 10/01/2004

Local Rule of Civil Procedure 7.4 requires that a motion for reconsideration must be based on any one of the following three grounds:  a change in controlling law; newly available evidence; or the need to correct a “clear error or prevent manifest injustice.”   Bostic v. AT&T of the V.I., 312 F. Supp. 2d 731, 733 (D.V.I. 2004). 

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