Presiding Judge Gary B. Andrews has rejected an attempt to remove him from the appellate court panel hearing the appeal of the record $454 million Time Warner/Six Flags case.

Columbus attorney James E. Butler Jr., in motions filed on behalf of Six Flags, alleges bias on Andrews’ part because Butler donated the maximum $5,000 to Andrews’ opponent, Mark Merritt, in the 1996 Court of Appeals election. Andrews was re-elected.

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