Freeplay Music, LLC v. Dave Arbogast Buick-GMC, Inc.

Filing 14

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 9/21/17. (kma)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO WESTERN DIVISION AT DAYTON FREEPLAY MUSIC, LLC, Plaintiff, - vs : Case No. 3:17-cv-42 District Judge Walter Herbert Rice Magistrate Judge Michael R. Merz - DAVE ARBOGAST BUICK-GMC, Inc., Defendant. : RECUSAL ORDER This case was randomly assigned to the undersigned upon its filing in February 2017. District Judge Rice has now entered a Preliminary Pretrial Conference Order which refers the case to me for pretrial management purposes (ECF No. 13, PageID 73). However, many of the dates set in the Order occur after expiration of my term of office on March 1, 2018. Therefore, I recuse myself from further judicial participation in this case and direct the Clerk to randomly reassign the case to one of the other Magistrate Judges resident at Dayton. September 21, 2017. s/ Michael R. Merz United States Magistrate Judge 1

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