The Manhattan judge who is expected to handle the fraud lawsuit filed against Exxon Mobil by New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood should recuse himself from the case because he holds up to $250,000 in stock in the energy company.
The Attorney General’s Office said in a filing that Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barry Ostrager of the Commercial Division has somewhere between $100,000 and $250,000 in Exxon Mobil stock, according to his latest financial disclosure form with the Ethics Commission for the Unified Court System.
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