Brandenburg v. Cousin Vinny's Pizza, LLC et al

Filing 17

ORDER OF RECUSAL. Magistrate Judge Michael R. Merz recused. Case reassigned to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Newman for all further proceedings. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael R. Merz on 4/10/17. (kma)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO WESTERN DIVISION AT DAYTON THOMAS BRANDENBURG, Plaintiff, - vs : Case No. 3:16-cv-516 District Judge Walter Herbert Rice Magistrate Judge Michael R. Merz - COUSIN VINNY’S PIZZA, LLC, et al., Defendant. : RECUSAL ORDER This case was randomly assigned to the undersigned upon filing and then referred to the undersigned for pretrial management on April 6, 2017 (Preliminary Pretrial Conference Order, ECF No. 16, PageID 335). The PPTO contemplates that most scheduling in the case will not be done until a conference call on February 5, 2018. Since the case will require management well beyond expiration of the undersigned’s term of office on March 1, 2018, the undersigned RECUSES himself from further participation in this case and directs the Clerk to randomly reassign the case to one of the other Magistrate Judges resident at Dayton. April 10, 2017. s/ Michael R. Merz United States Magistrate Judge 1

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