Flint v. Hewlett-Packard Company
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER by Judge Charles R. Simpson, III on 12/8/2011; plaintiff's motion for recusal is DENIED.cc: Edward H. Flint, pro se, counsel (TLB)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY
EDWARD H. FLINT
CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:10CV-597-S
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
In light of the fact that this court’s earlier memorandum opinion and accompanying order
of dismissal will be withdrawn and re-entered this date, the court believes it is appropriate to address
plaintiff’s motions for recusal, which have been filed on a number of occasions.
The plaintiff grounds the recusal motions on the fact that he sued the undersigned in a
separate action (Civil Action No. 3:11CV-275-C, Edward H. Flint v. Judge Charles R. Simpson III).
However, that case, having been filed on May 9, 2011, was dismissed by Judge Coffman on May
11, 2011. While Judge Coffman’s dismissal of that action has been appealed to the United States
Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the underlying action is no longer pending in this court.
Further, the plaintiff contends that this court is biased against him. There is no basis in law
or in fact to that allegation. The fact that this court has not ruled in the plaintiff’s favor does not
alone demonstrate bias. Mr. Flint has filed many, many lawsuits in this court, and has filed suits
against nearly all the District Judges in the Western District of Kentucky. He has even selfpublished a book regarding one of his other litigations and the Judge who presided over it. It is
obvious that he is attempting in this instance to manipulate the court’s blind case assignment
procedures in order to obtain assignment of this action to a judge of his choice. Such machinations
cannot be permitted.
Accordingly, the plaintiff’s motion for recusal is DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED this
December 8, 2011
Edward H. Flint, pro se
Counsel of Record
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