CORRECTED: Sunwest Judge To Stay On In SEC Action

Law360, New York (March 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The federal judge overseeing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's lawsuit against nursing home operator Sunwest Management Inc. and former CEO Jon M. Harder over an alleged $300 million Ponzi scheme should not be removed from the case, a magistrate judge has ruled against the wishes of a group of secured creditors for Sunwest.

Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon denied the secure lenders' motion to recuse Judge Michael R. Hogan on allegations of bias on Tuesday,...
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