Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

Reassignment of Case to Different Judge — Disagreement with Adverse Rulings ≠ Reason to Doubt Impartiality of District Judge or to Reassign Case — Good Quote — Recusal Not Sought — Obtaining Extension ≠ 1927 Violation

United States v. Gregory, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 24300 (11th Cir. Dec. 6 2013):

Gregory moves for sanctions against counsel for the government and for reassignment of his case to a different judge on remand, but his motions lack merit. Gregory requests that we impose sanctions against opposing counsel for obtaining an extension of time to file their brief, but sanctions are warranted only when conduct "multiplies the proceedings . . . unreasonably and vexatiously," 28 U.S.C. § 1927. Gregory also requests that we reassign his case, but Gregory's disagreement with adverse rulings does not give us reason to doubt the impartiality of the district court judge.



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