Susan A. Thrune, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Mervin R. Shetler, Conrad E. Brodie, Janet K. Anderson, Defendants-appellees, 892 F.2d 1046 (9th Cir. 1989)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 892 F.2d 1046 (9th Cir. 1989)

Submitted Dec. 4, 1989. *Decided Dec. 21, 1989

Before WALLACE, PREGERSON and NELSON, Circuit Judges.


Appellant, Thrune, appeals the lower court's denial of her motion to amend her complaint. The motion was filed after the district court granted defendants/appellees motion for summary judgment. The court found that Thrune had not alleged in her § 1983 claim any facts suggesting that defendants were acting under color of state law.

A summary judgment is a final judgment. Thrune now cannot amend her complaint because the case is closed after final judgment and there are no active pleadings to amend. Cf. Jackson v. American Bar Ass., 538 F.2d 829, 833 (9th Cir. 1976) (holding that motion to amend after a grant of summary judgment is too late).

Even if this court did construe Thrune's motion as a 59(e) motion requesting that the summary judgment order be reconsidered, the motion was properly denied. Thrune has presented no arguments which, if correct, would entitle her to a new trial. She proffers no new facts or alleges no error of law made by the trial court.



The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a) and Ninth Circuit Rule 34-4


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