Woollard v. Us Treasurey Dept, Irs

Middle District of Florida, flmd-8:2016-mc-00153

ORDER of recusal. The Clerk of Court is directed to transfer this case to the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida and, thereafter, to close the above-captioned case. Signed by Judge Sheri Polster Chappell on 12/2/2016. (LMF)

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PageID 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA FORT MYERS DIVISION DONALD F. WOOLLARD, Plaintiff, v. Case No: 2:16-mc-32-FtM-99MRM US TREASUREY DEPT, IRS, Defendant. / ORDER Having considered the proceedings in this matter, the District and Magistrate Judges of the Fort Myers Division of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida must recuse themselves so as to avoid even the appearance of partiality or impropriety. See 28 U.S.C. § 455(a). Specifically, the person identified as the Plaintiff in this matter is an employee of the United States General Services Administration with responsibilities relating to the United States Courthouse and Federal Building of the Fort Myers Division. Accordingly, recusal of all of the judges of the Fort Myers Division is necessary in these proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 455 and in the interest of justice. The Clerk of Court is directed to transfer this case to the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida and, thereafter, to close the above-captioned case. DONE AND ORDERED in Fort Myers, Florida on December 1, 2016. Copies furnished to: Counsel of Record Unrepresented Parties