Doe et al v. United States of America, et al

Middle District of Florida, flmd-8:2017-cv-01678

ORDER of recusal. Judge Richard A. Lazzara recused. Case reassigned to Judge Steven D. Merryday for all further proceedings. New case number 8:17-cv-1678-T-23TGW. Signed by Judge Richard A. Lazzara on 8/10/2017. (JNB)

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PageID 76 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION JANE DOE, et al ., Plaintiff (s), Case No. 8: 17 - cv - 1678 - T - 26TGW UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, Defendant (s) . ORDER UPON DUE CONSIDERATION of the Court file, the undersigned hereby disqualifies himself from presiding over this case pursuant to 28U.S. C. § 455 (a) . The undersigned has had a long - standing policy of not presiding over cases in which the law firm representing Defendant Pinellas County School Board is attorney of record. The clerk is directed to reassign this case to another District Judge of the Tampa Division pursuant to the clerk's blind rotation system for assignment of civil cases. DONE and ORDERED at Tampa, Florida, on August 10, 2017. Hal RICHARD A. LAZZARA UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE COPIES FURNISHED TO: Counsel of Record