By: The Associated Press//October 24, 2011
By: The Associated Press//October 24, 2011//
NEW YORK — A 60-year-old New York City man suing for age discrimination wants the judge removed from the case because he says he’s too old.
Martin Stoner wrote in a judicial complaint that 88-year-old federal Judge Robert Patterson could barely see unless he put his face almost on top of a document.
The Daily News says the suit was filed in March after Stoner, a violinist, was rejected from a young artists’ competition limited to musicians a third his age.
The judge threw out the case Oct. 7 after finding mistakes in Stoner’s court briefs.
Stoner says the judge is biased against him because he’s representing himself. He refiled the case and asked for a new judge.
Patterson declined to comment. He has degrees from Harvard and Columbia Law School.