United States District Court, D. Massachusetts
October 3, 2014
EDWARD S. McLARNON, Plaintiff,
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee for HarborView Mortgage Loan Trust Mortgage Loan Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-5; ABLITT/SCOFIELD; ABLITT LAW GROUP; CONNOLLY, GEANY, ABLITT & WILLARD; AMANDA CALIFANO; CHRISTINE BENWAY; MARINOSCI LAW GROUP; BRIAN KISER; HINSHAW & CULBERTSON; GREGORY BOMBARD; MAURA MCKELVEY; BRADFORD R. CARVER; VALERIE DOBLE; JUSTIN M. FABELLA; and OCWEN FINANCIAL SERVICES, Defendants.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER ON MOTION FOR RECUSAL
F. DENNIS SAYLOR, IV, District Judge.
This is a motion for recusal under 28 U.S.C. § 455. Plaintiff contends that recusal is appropriate due to a "destructive and unconscionable... level of judicial fraud and corruption." (Mot. for Recusal at 2-3). He further contends that the Court "has an impermissible financial interest... in the outcome of the litigation." (Mot. for Recusal at 3).
Section 455(a) provides that "[a]ny justice, judge, or magistrate judge of the United States shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned." The motion for recusal provides no evidence, beyond conclusory assertions, of bias on the Court's part. Section 455(b) sets forth specific situations in which a judge must disqualify himself, including where he "has a financial interest in the subject matter in controversy or in a party to the proceeding." 28 U.S.C § 455(b)(4). Contrary to plaintiff's unsupported assertions, the Court has no such interest in this matter or in any of the parties. Accordingly, the motion for recusal is denied.