5th Circ. Backs Judge's Decision Not To Recuse In BP Oil Spill

By James Mills (October 20, 2023, 4:56 PM EDT) -- A Fifth Circuit panel on Friday affirmed that a Louisiana judge's decision not to recuse himself from liability suits regarding the 2010 BP oil spill — because he was a former partner at Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC when it represented a manufacturer connected to the spill — was justified, calling any error "harmless."...

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