Vacating An Order In Minnesota

Court has authority under Minn. R. Civ. P. 60.02 to vacate an order if there is reason to justify relief. Athletic Holdings, Inc. v. County of Hennepin, 1994 Minn. (Minn. Tax Ct. Aug. 2, 1994). Appellants must demonstrate that the grounds set forth in Minn. R. Civ. P. 60.02 have been met for an order to be vacated. Grabinski v. Commissioner of Revenue, 1991 Minn. (Minn. Tax Ct. Mar. 25, 1991). These grounds include: (a) mistake, inadvertence, surprise or excusable neglect; (b) newly discovered evidence which by due diligence could not have been discovered within 15 days after the order; (c) fraud; (d) the judgment is void; (e) the judgment has been satisfied; (f) any other reason justifying relief from the operation of the judgment. Minn. R. Civ. P. 60.02. As we stated in Grabinski, the purpose of this rule is "to avoid giving a litigant endless opportunities to represent his case, trying new evidence or new arguments at each turn. the rule attempts to give finality to a court's judgment." Id.