Judge Loretta Preska has rejected a request that she recuse herself from a digital music case because her attorney husband, Thomas J. Kavaler, and his firm, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, have represented some of the defendants in other matters. Noting the issue wasn't raised until after she ruled against the plaintiffs on a discovery request, Preska said she could not exclude the possibility that plaintiffs were "dissatisfied with this decision and now seek a second bite at the apple before a different judge."
N.Y. Federal Judge Rebuffs Recusal Motion Citing Clients of Husband's Firm
New York Law Journal
March 5, 2007