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Craig Liljestrand CDLB Column: Reopening Judgment is at Discretion of Court under FRCP 59(e)

February 8, 2018

Hinshaw partner Craig Liljestrand has published his latest Chicago Daily Law Bulletin column titled "Court clarifies plaintiff's ability to reopen a judgment after the fact." The article examines a federal court's clarification in Willie Everett, et al. vs. Aurora Pump Co., et al., No. 4:17CV230 (E.D. Mo., Jan. 11, 2018) regarding the scope of Rule 59(e) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure when it comes to altering a judgment. Liljestrand analyzes Rule 59(e) and Everett's reliance on the U.S. Supreme Court's 2017 decision in Bristol-Myers.

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