IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD DIVISION
October 14, 2010
ROBERT I. SHERMAN, PLAINTIFF,
PATRICK QUINN, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, WARREN RIBLEY, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS DIRECTOR, ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, AND DANIEL W. HYNES, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS COMPTROLLER OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Michael P. McCUSKEY Chief U.S. District Judge
This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff Robert I. Sherman's Rule 59(e) Motion and Memorandum to Reconsider and Amend Judgment (d/e 14) (Motion). Sherman asks the Court to alter or amend the Opinion and Judgment entered in this case on August 16, 2010 (d/e 12 & 13). To prevail, Sherman must demonstrate a manifest error of law or fact, or present newly discovered evidence. Fed. R. Civ. P. 59(e); LB Credit Corp. v. Resolution Trust Corp., 49 F.3d 1263, 1267 (7th Cir. 1995). The Court has carefully considered the Opinion, the Motion, and the Defendants' Response to Plaintiff's Rule 59(e) Motion (d/e 15), and finds no manifest error of law. Sherman further presents no newly discovered evidence. Sherman attempts to raise arguments that could have and should have been raised before this Court rendered a judgment. Such arguments are not a basis for relief under Rule 59(e). Sigsworth v. City of Aurora, Ill., 487 F.3d 506, 512 (7th Cir. 2007).
THEREFORE, Plaintiff Robert I. Sherman's Rule 59(e) Motion and Memorandum to Reconsider and Amend Judgment (d/e 14) is DENIED. This case is closed.
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