A judge whose widely publicized decision to cancel the mortgage of a Long Island homeowner was overturned has now recused himself from the case, with public records showing he holds a mortgage through the same lender.
Acting Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Arlen Spinner in Suffolk County (See Profile) recused himself from IndyMac Bank v. Yano-Horoski, 17926-2005, the day after the lender’s attorney asked him to step aside. The lawyer referred to “a commercial relationship” between the judge and the lender, OneWest Bank, which had acquired the assets of IndyMac Bank from the FDIC, the receiver. IndyMac was the original plaintiff in the action.
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