Case Dismissed Following Plaintiff’s Joinder in First-Filed Action; Recusal Denied

Judge Barker previously stayed this action seeking bad things to happen to a proposed FTC rule in favor of a prior-filed action in Dallas, and having been informed that the plaintiff had intervened in that case, now dismissed the case. This order also rejected a request by a nonparty that he recuse himself – a request none of the parties joined in – and explained why recusal was not required under the Code of Conduct for United States Judges and 28 U.S.C. § 455.