|Organization:||Department of Industrial Accidents|
|Docket Number:||DIA Board No. 041551-05|
CALLIOTTE, J. The Third Party Claimant, James N. Ellis, Sr., (hereinafter "Ellis"), the employee’s former counsel, appeals from a decision ordering the release of monies held in escrow from a lump sum settlement, to the employee and successor counsel, Steven M. Buckley (hereinafter "Buckley").1, 2 The decision also denied Ellis’ motion for the judge’s recusal. Ellis’s sole contention on appeal is that the judge violated the "Model Code of Judicial Conduct for State Administrative Law Judges" by denying Ellis’s motion that he recuse himself due to bias. We affirm the decision, and, in addition, order that the cost of the appellate proceeding be assessed against Ellis pursuant to G. L. c. 152, § 14(1).