Ala. High Court Won't Drop Judge In Sewer Suit Spat

Law360, New York (December 8, 2009, 5:22 PM EST) -- Alabama's highest court has refused to force a judge to recuse himself from a putative class action over the Jefferson County sewer system's $3.2 billion debt because he has a daughter living in the county, denying requests from a slew of defendants including Bank of America NA and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The Alabama Supreme Court denied the defendants' petition for a writ of mandamus Friday, leaving Judge Albert L. Johnson of the 26th Judicial Circuit Court for Russell County to oversee the case alleging a...
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