Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
Can a federal lawsuit going back a few years be reopened if new information has come forward that could have changed the decision of the Judge?
It is difficult, but not impossible, to reopen a federal lawsuit. Once a case is fully litigated, it usually stays closed. New information might change that, but it is a longshot.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.
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