Miffed U.S. judge withdraws from Michael Jordan lawsuit

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Jordand and Pippen celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first championship during their game in Chicago in this file photoA veteran federal judge in Chicago has withdrawn from NBA legend Michael Jordan's lawsuit against a local supermarket chain over the use of his name and image in a magazine ad, but not without levying harsh criticism at the basketball Hall of Famer's lawyers for seeking his recusal. U.S. District Judge Milton Shadur, who turns 90 next week, objected to what he called the lawyers' "groundless and unwarranted personal attack" on his integrity after the judge allegedly tried to pressure the former Chicago Bulls star to lower his damages claim. Jordan had in 2010 sued Dominick's Finer Foods, a unit of Safeway Inc, over an ad in a Sports Illustrated issue that celebrated his Hall of Fame induction the prior year. In seeking Shadur's recusal, Jordan's lawyer Frederick Sperling said last week the judge had in court described Jordan as "greedy," likening him to a "hog" who would "get slaughtered" and trying to intimidate him into lowering his damages claim.


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