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Legal Memorandum: Motions for Reconsideration in VI

Issue: Whether a plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration is appropriately based on an intervening change in controlling law in the Virgin Islands.

Area of Law: Litigation & Procedure
Keywords: Motions for reconsideration; Change in law
Jurisdiction: Virgin Islands
Cited Cases: 312 F. Supp. 2d 731
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 11/01/2007

The rule regarding motions for reconsideration is that such a motion may not be used as “a vehicle for registering disagreement with the court’s initial decision, for rearguing matters already addressed by the court, or for raising arguments that could have been raised before but were not,” Bostic v. AT&T of the V.I., 312 F. Supp. 2d 731, 733 (D.V.I. 2004).

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