The judge in a would-be class action brought by motorists allegedly caught in the traffic jam caused by the Bridgegate lane closures has taken himself off the case.
The decision by U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty of the District of New Jersey to disqualify himself in Galicki v. State of New Jersey appears to have been prompted by work he did for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, a defendant, while still in private practice at the Gibbons firm in Newark. McNulty, who sits in Newark, became a judge two years ago, in July 2012.
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