Company Seeks Judge's Recusal In Newark Property Battle

Law360, New York (January 16, 2013, 6:52 PM EST) -- New United Corp., a Newark, N.J., property owner that beat a condemnation bid by Essex County Vocational Schools, has asked a state Superior Court judge to recuse himself from continued litigation between the parties, contending the jurist has engaged in improper, one-sided communications with opposing counsel.

In a Jan. 7 motion, New United contends that, to its disadvantage, Judge Paul Vichness has repeatedly accepted the unsworn, ex parte statements from its adversaries' attorneys as true in actions over the 6.8-acre United Campus in Newark. The New...
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