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Judge refuses to recuse himself from wrongful death lawsuit

 

February 17, 2017



TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge won't recuse himself from a wrongful death lawsuit that alleges an injured inmate died after languishing in the Tulsa Jail for nearly a week.

U.S. District Judge John Dowdell denied a motion Wednesday filed by defense attorneys who asked Dowdell to remove himself from the case. They cited Dowdell's partnership with a private law firm involved in another lawsuit against former Tulsa County Sheriff Glanz, a defendant in the wrongful death suit.

The judge said the motion didn't meet standards to disqualify him from presiding over a trial in the case, the T...



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