Judge Refuses To Recuse Himself From Massey Case

Law360, New York (February 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A judge on West Virginia's highest court has refused to recuse himself from a case involving Massey Energy Co., even though he received $3.5 million in political contributions from the company's CEO.

Brent D. Benjamin, the acting chief justice for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, said Thursday that “inaccuracies and innuendo do not serve as a proper basis for seeking the disqualification of a judicial officer in West Virginia.”

He said that despite what plaintiff Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. said in its recusal request, he...
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