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FRCP 60(b)


This Rule gives courts the power to relieve a party from a final judgment. The court can grant relief from a judgment on the grounds of a mistake, new evidence that could not reasonably have been found in time for the party to move for a new trial, and fraud or misconduct if the motion for relief is brought within a year from entry of the judgment. The court can also grant relief from a judgment regardless of when the motion is brought on the grounds that the judgment is void, satisfied, based on an earlier vacated judgment, or any other reason that the court finds justifies granting the relief. Relief can be granted on these grounds without time limit only if the claim for relief does not fit one of the first three grounds for relief under Rule 60(b).

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