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Texas judge's son withdraws from odometer class action

Curious doings in the Marshall, Texas rocket docket, as reported by the New York Sun's Josh Gerstein:

An attorney who is the son of a federal judge in Texas has withdrawn from a class action lawsuit over allegedly fast-running odometers after The New York Sun raised questions about the propriety of his involvement.

T. John Ward Jr. of Longview, Texas, made the request to back out of the case over Nissan automobiles on Monday, shortly after the Sun asked him for an interview and spoke with one of his co-counsel about whether the case might benefit from rulings by Mr. Ward's father, Judge T. John Ward, who is presiding over a nearly identical case against Honda in the same judicial district.

For a critical look at the odometer suits, follow this link and this one.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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