In Re Robert R. Patterson and Jean A. Patterson, Dbawoolridge Ranch, Debtors-appellees, v. Petro G. Eliopulos, Appellant, 131 F.3d 147 (9th Cir. 1997)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 131 F.3d 147 (9th Cir. 1997)

Submitted Nov. 17, 1997. **Decided Dec. 3, 1997

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, No. CV-87-01893-BLW; B. Lynn Winmill, District Judge, Presiding.

Before: HUG, Chief Judge, PREGERSON and BEEZER, Circuit Judges. PC MEMORANDUM* 

Petro Eliopulos appeals pro se the district court's denial of his motion to reopen the bankruptcy of debtors Robert and Jean Patterson pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 350(b) and the denial of his recusal motion. We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We review for abuse of discretion a district court's denial of a motion to reopen, see Lindsay v. Beneficial Reinsurance Co. (In re Lindsay), 59 F.3d 942, 950 (9th Cir. 1995), and denial of a recusal motion, see Voigt v. Savell, 70 F.3d 1552, 1565 (9th Cir. 1995), cert. denied, 116 S. Ct. 1826 (1996).

We affirm the district court's denial of Eliopulos's motion to reopen for the reasons stated in the district court's order filed on August 6, 1996.

We conclude that the district court did not abuse its discretion by denying Eliopulos's motion to recuse Judge Winmill. See id.

We reject Eliopulos's contention regarding Northwest Land Management Company, Inc. ("Northwest") because Northwest is not a party to this appeal. See Fed. R. App. P. 3(c).

Because of the disposition of this appeal, we deny Eliopulos's request for attorney fees and costs.

We deny all pending motions as moot.



The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. See Fed.P.App.P. 34(a); 9th Cir. R. 34-4. Accordingly, Eliopulos's request for oral argument is denied


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