Second Judge Recuses Self From BP Explosion Case

Law360, New York (November 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The newly appointed judge in a criminal case against BP Plc over an explosion at the company's Texas City, Texas, refinery recused himself on Tuesday. The move comes less than a week after the original judge recused himself, prompted by complaints of conflict of interest by BP employees who were victims of the explosion.

Judge David Hittner, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, gave no reason for his recusal on Tuesday. The case has been reassigned to Judge Lee Rosenthal....
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