Judge Refuses To Exit Rutgers Asparagus Patent Suit

Law360, New York (April 26, 2011, 2:43 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge overseeing a lawsuit accusing Rutgers University of fraudulently obtaining patents to dominate and control the male hybrid asparagus seed market refused to recuse herself Monday, despite having attended the school.

U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson denied Jersey Asparagus Farms Inc.'s motion seeking her recusal, finding that a reasonable person would not question her impartiality based on her connections to the school — most of which involve the law school and not the undergraduate agriculture program targeted in the suit....
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