In re Brown (05-30144)

The Chapter 7 debtor made an oral request in open court that the United States Bankruptcy Judge recuse himself in the debtor's bankruptcy case. The debtor argued that he could not get a fair non-jury trial, that the judge had a conflict of interest, and that the judge always ruled in the trustee's favor even though the debtor presented evidence of fraud by the trustee. A request for recusal based solely on the party's dissatisfaction with the judge's rulings against him is not a valid basis to disqualify the judge. The court denied the debtor's request for recusal.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007