Westlaw Headnote of the Day – December 15, 2010

December 15, 2010

West's Key 170A Federal Civil Procedure
West's Key 170AXVII Judgment
West's Key 170AXVII(G) Relief from Judgment
West's Key 170Ak2651 Grounds
West's Key 170Ak2656 k. Mistake; Inadvertence; Surprise; Excusable Neglect.

An attorney’s failure to read essential documents he himself signs and files is one of the least compelling reasons to justify equitable relief from final judgment or order.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe v. Kennedy, 267 F.R.D. 333 (E.D. Cal. 2010)

Suggested by David F. Herr; Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP; Minneapolis, MN