TD Ameritrade's Recusal Bid 'Shameful,' Ex-Sen.'s Wife Says

Law360 (December 15, 2020, 6:25 PM EST) -- A woman bringing a proposed class action against TD Ameritrade over breach of contract claims told a Missouri federal court the bank's attempt to get the judge off the case simply because her husband, a former Missouri state senator, once wrote the judge a recommendation letter is "shameful."

U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough should not heed TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.'s call for him to recuse himself from the case, as the recommendation letter written by Matt Bartle — along with a $100 contribution to Bartle that the judge made 14 years ago, when Judge Bough was still in private practice...

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