Barren Circuit Court Judge Phillip R. Patton has informed attorneys that he will be recusing himself from a lawsuit that challenges the authority of T.J. Samson Community Hospital’s current board of directors.
B. Alan Simpson, a Bowling Green attorney representing a body of challengers seeking to be named board of trustees of the hospital, and H. Jefferson Herbert, Jr., a Glasgow attorney defending the hospital, both confirmed that Patton has told them he will recuse himself from the case. The hearing previously scheduled for July 1 is cancelled.
“We have to wait for the appointment of a special judge,” Simpson said.
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