TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Feb 7, 2014

U.S. Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV on Thursday abruptly recused himself from presiding over hundreds of lawsuits stemming from the nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that took the lives of 64 patients, 16 of them in Tennessee. Judge Saylor said yesterday that he had no choice but to step aside because former law partners and personal friends had entered an appearance in the case, the Tennessean reports. In a statement issued shortly after the hearing ended, Nashville attorney Mark Chalos said he was disappointed at Saylor’s departure. “Judge Saylor has been fair to all sides, thoroughly well-prepared for all hearings, and has moved the cases along efficiently."