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Rule 59 governs amendment of judgments by the district court. 'The major grounds justifying reconsideration' include 'the need to correct a clear error or prevent manifest injustice.' Virgin Atlantic Airways v. National Mediation Bd., 956 F.2d 1245, 1255 (2d Cir.) (citation omitted), cert. denied, 121 L. Ed. 2d 34, 113 S. Ct. 67 (1992). Although parties may certainly request a new trial or amended findings where clear errors or manifest injustice threaten, in the absence of such corruption of the judicial processes, 'where litigants have once battled for the court's decision, they should neither be required, nor without good reason permitted, to battle for it again.' Zdanok v. Glidden Co., 327 F.2d 944, 953 (2d Cir.), cert. denied, 377 U.S. 934, 12 L. Ed. 2d 298, 84 S. Ct. 1338 (1964). 


Pursuant to Rule 59(a). 'A trial court should grant such a motion when convinced that the jury has reached a seriously erroneous result or the verdict is a miscarriage of justice.' Katara v. D.E. Jones Commodities, Inc., 835 F.2d 966, 970 (2d Cir. 1987) (cited in Dewing v. Orkin Exterminating Co., Inc., 897 F. Supp. at 47). A trial judge's disagreement with ...

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