SEATTLE - A panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 18 ruled that a bankruptcy judge ruled properly when he refused to recuse himself from a bankruptcy after one of the parties alleged that he was biased (Timothy L. Blixseth v. Yellowstone Mountain Club, No. 12-35986, Adv. No. 11-73, Chapter 11, 9th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 2934).