Web Search About Zoo No Cause For Recusal, Md. Judge Says

Law360 (February 28, 2018, 6:22 PM EST) -- A Maryland federal judge on Tuesday declined to step down from a suit in which People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claims a Maryland zoo mistreats its animals, rejecting the zoo's argument that his searching the zoo on the internet and mentioning online reviews during a hearing warrant his disqualification.

U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis said that though he mentioned online reviews during a hearing in PETA's suit accusing Tri-State Zoological Park of Western Maryland Inc. and Animal Park, Care & Rescue Inc. of keeping animals in substandard conditions, he gave no indication that he had chosen sides and...

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