Texas Judge Ordered Off $50M Valero Contract Suit

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 10:33 PM EST) -- A Texas state judge on Wednesday was reportedly forced to recuse himself from a Valero Energy Co. subsidiary's $50 million breach of contract suit arising from a 2007 fire at the company's Texas City plant, due to his undisclosed relationship with a former Valero attorney.

Norman E. Snyder Jr., an attorney for defendant PS Investments LP, said no one had disclosed Judge Christopher Dupuy's relationship with Kathleen Collins, who was hired to represent Valero while also representing the judge in a $500,000 malpractice suit against him...
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