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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
LOGANS ROADHOUSE, INC.,
Case No: 6:12-cv-1561-Orl-31KRS
This cause comes before the Court on a motion for reconsideration (Doc. 36) filed by
Plaintiff Michael Vallot (“Mr. Vallot”). For the reasons discussed below, the Motion will be
The proper standard of review when considering a motion to reconsider is explained in
Prudential Securities, Inc. v. Emerson, 919 F.Supp. 415, 417 (M.D. Fla.1996). “This Court will
not amend a prior decision without a showing of ‘clear and obvious error’ where the ‘interests of
justice’ demand correction.” Id. (quoting American Home Assurance Co. v. Glenn Estess &
Assoc., 763 F.2d 1237, 1239 (11th Cir.1985)). Furthermore, motions for reconsideration are not to
be used “ ‘to raise arguments, which could and should have been made earlier.’ ” Id. (quoting
Lussier v. Dugger, 904 F.2d 661, 667 (11th Cir.1990)). “The reconsideration of a previous order is
an ‘extraordinary remedy’ and ‘must set forth facts or law of a strongly convincing nature to
induce the court to reverse its prior decision.’ ” Beeders v. Gulf Coast Collection Bureau,
09CV00458T1 7EAJ, 2009 WL 3013502, at *1 (M.D.Fla. Sept.16, 2009) (citing Lamar
Advertising of Mobile, Inc., v. City of Lakeland, Fla., 189 F.R.D. 480, 489 (M.D. Fla.1999)).
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This Court has identified three major grounds justifying reconsideration: “(1) an
intervening change in controlling law; (2) the availability of new evidence; [and] (3) the need to
correct clear error or prevent manifest injustice.” Sussman v. Salem, Saxon, & Nielson, P.A., 153
F.R.D. 689, 694 (M.D. Fla.1994); see also Beeders, 09CV00458T1 7EAJ, 2009 WL 3013502.
“Motions for rehearing ‘should not be used “to raise arguments which could, and should, have
been made” ’ earlier.” Prudential Securities, Inc., 919 F.Supp. at 417 (citing Lussier, 904 F.2d at
667 (quoting FDIC v. Meyer, 781 F.2d 1260, 1268 (7th Cir.1986)). Denial of a motion for
reconsideration is proper “when the party has failed to articulate any reason for the failure to raise
an issue at an earlier stage in the litigation.” Id. (quoting Lussier, 904 F.2d at 667).
Mr. Vallot moves for reconsideration on the same bases that he argued in his opposition to
the Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment. Mr. Vallot fails to identify any change in the law.
He fails to indicate any new evidence that may demonstrate that Logan’s Roadhouse, Inc.
(“Logan’s”) had notice of an alleged slippery substance on the floor of its restaurant in Sanford,
Florida when Mr. Vallot fell. Finally, Mr. Vallot simply presented his disagreement with the
Court’s ruling; he does not explain what manifest injustice has occurred.
Mr. Vallot attempts to have the Court reexamine Freemon v. Logan’s Roadhouse, Inc.,
M200701796COAR3CV, 2009 WL 499471 (Tenn. Ct. App. Feb. 25, 2009), which was submitted
with his opposition to summary judgment. (Doc. 30-2 at 24). Freemon was already considered by
the Court, it is non-binding, and it was decided on the issue of duty rather than notice. He also,
again, attempts to assert the Court should not rely on Kenz v. Miami-Dade County., 116 So. 3d
461, 464 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2013), but fails to address that the Court is bound to do so, see Geary
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Dist. Co., Inc. v. All Brand Importers, 931 F.2d 1431, 1434 (11th Cir.1991), cert. denied, 502 U.S.
To the extent any of these arguments are new, Plaintiff fails to articulate any reason for his
failure to raise them earlier.
It is therefore
ORDERED, Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration (Doc. 36) is DENIED.
DONE and ORDERED in Chambers, Orlando, Florida on October 1, 2013.
Copies furnished to:
Counsel of Record
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