A former federal magistrate judge who now works as a private arbitrator has lost his suit against Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young and one of its partners for allegedly abusing the civil process by lodging false accusations in court papers in an effort to have him disqualified from handling an arbitration.

Because the plaintiff, Edwin E. Naythons, is a former U.S. magistrate judge on the Eastern District of Pennsylvania bench, the case was specially assigned to an outside judge, U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb of the District of New Jersey.

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