Fla. Court Says Bankruptcy Judge Should Have Been Recused

Law360 (August 9, 2019, 9:30 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Friday tossed a series of decisions by a bankruptcy judge in favor of a Chapter 7 trustee just as the trustee's firm was preparing to hire the bankruptcy judge's fiancé, saying the situation risked "undermining the public's confidence in the judicial process."

U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga said the parties on the receiving end of those adverse orders by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John Karl Olson were right to call into question his refusal to recuse himself, given that his fiancé was ultimately hired by the now-defunct firm representing the trustee, Ruden McClosky PA.

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