It was later learned that Bryan Cave LLP has numerous case involving the discredited Countrywide Bank in front of Judge Mary Ann Mason. Mason has been on the bench in Cook County Illinois since 2000. Her Husband Michael Mason is a magistrate Judge in the Northern District of Illinois.
SIDEBAR: The Americans for the Enforcement of Attorney Ethics AEJE judicial watch dog group has rated Judge Mary Ann Mason Unqualified ever since she came on the bench in 2000.
UPDATE: Judge McGraph entered and continued the motions. Bryan Cave LLP withdrew its motion to transfer before Judge Maddox. Hearing set for next week on Bank of New York Motion to Dismiss.