Judge Not Biased By Anna Nicole Smith Bankruptcy: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 11:12 PM ET) -- The Ninth Circuit ruled Friday that the judge who oversaw the bankruptcy of Playboy model and celebrity Anna Nicole Smith didn't need to recuse himself from the Chapter 11 proceedings of her late billionaire husband's son, striking down allegations that the judge was biased and the bankruptcy filing was a ploy. 

The panel upheld a trial court's findings that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Samuel Bufford rightfully denied motions by the brother of debtor J. Howard Marshall III asking the judge to step aside from the bankruptcy case...
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