Judge Won't Recuse Himself In Groupon Trademark Battle

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 2:50 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge refused Monday to recuse himself from a trademark and cybersquatting dispute between Groupon Inc. and customer service software company Groupion LLC, saying Groupion's motion was too late and didn’t support claims of judicial bias.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White found Groupion’s bid for recusal was untimely, but further explained it failed on the merits because its sole basis appeared to be an adverse ruling he made against Groupion in the dispute.

“A motion for disqualification based entirely from the district court...
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