Jeffrey H. Olson, Esq., counsel for plaintiff.
Kristine K. Nogosek, Esq. and Stein & Moore, PA, counsel for defendants.
DAVID S. DOTY, District Judge.
This matter is before the court upon the request by plaintiff Helen Williams to file a motion to reconsider the court's August 9, 2013, order dismissing the matter for failure to prosecute. Specifically, Williams argues that "[i]t was a lack of attention and lack of response by the Plaintiff to this point that was the basis of the Court's Order... that dismissed the claims of Plaintiff for lack of prosecution." ECF No. 32.
Motions to reconsider require the express permission of the court and will be granted only upon a showing of "compelling circumstances." D. Minn. LR 7.1(j). A motion to reconsider, however, should not be employed to relitigate old issues but rather to "afford an opportunity for relief in extraordinary circumstances." Dale & Selby Superette & Deli v. U.S. Dep't of Agric. , 838 F.Supp. 1346, 1348 (D. Minn. 1993). The court has reviewed the request and the August 9, 2013, order of the court and finds that no such compelling circumstances are present. As a result, ...