United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division
J. Michelson District Judge.
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTIONS FOR
DISQUALIFICATION (DES 95, 99)
ANTHONY P. PATTI UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE.
filed this lawsuit in pro per on February 21, 2017.
Shortly thereafter, Judge Michelson referred this case to me
for pretrial matters pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1).
On June 21, 2017 the parties appeared in my courtroom for
argument on Plaintiff's then pending motions, and I also
conducted a status/scheduling conference. (DE 50.)
following day, I issued several rulings and recommendations,
• a report recommending that the Court deny Plaintiffs
May 31, 2017 motions that seek injunctive relief (DEs 37 and
• an order regarding Defendant Sheridan Surveying,
P.C.'s April 20, 2017 letter (DE 27) and directing
Defendant Sheridan Surveying, P.C. to enter an appearance of
• an order denying Plaintiff's May 31, 2017
discovery-related motions (DEs 36 and 39); and,
• an order regarding motion practice, setting deadlines
and denying as moot Defendant Page's motion for a
protective order staying discovery (DE 60)
(DEs 63, 64, 65, 66.)
24, 2017, Judge Michelson entered an order adopting my report
and recommendation, denying Plaintiffs motions seeking
injunctive relief, and partially dismissing the case. In
particular, she declined to exercise supplemental
jurisdiction over Plaintiffs state-law claims, which amounts
to dismissal of any state-law cause of action in this case.
(DE 79 at 5.)
November 3, 2017, with seven defense motions to dismiss
pending, Plaintiff filed what he titles a “MOTION FOR
DISQUALIFICATION OF CASE DISMISSAL MAGISTATE PATTI AND CASE
RE-ASSIGNMENT FROM THE CASE TRANFERENCE OF THE HONORABLE
MICHELSON FOR TRIAL BUY A SPECIAL GRAND JURORS.” (DE 95
at 1-8. 10.) A duplicate of this motion was filed on November
16, 2017. (DE 99 at 1-9.)
these filings are difficult to decipher, Plaintiff
seems to take issue with, at least:
(a) the June 21, 2017 hearing,
(b) the June 22, 2017 filings, and
(c) the September 7, 2017 order directing
the Clerk of the Court to strike certain filings by Plaintiff
(DE 83 & DE 85). In addition, he seems to ask that I not
be permitted to issue a report and recommendation on
MLCC's motion to dismiss (DE 89) - regarding which ...