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Chace v. Loisel

Chace v. Loisel

Case Date: 01/24/2014
Citation: Chace v. Loisel, 170 So. 3d 802 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014)
Court Type: District Court of Appeal
Court: Fla. 5th DCA
Judge: Judge: Jay P. Cohen
Issues:

Whether, prior to entry of final judgment, the judge’s Facebook friend request of a party to the case provided grounds to disqualify.

Resolution:

The Court granted the petition and quashed the order denying the motion to disqualify. Petitioner alleged facts that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the fairness of a trial. Further, in the Court’s eyes, a judge reaching out ex parte to send a “friend” request to a party to the case was far more concerning than a judge “friending” attorneys was was the case inĀ Domville.

Relevant Documents:

Decision

E-Discovery Issues: Ethics, Motion to Disqualify
E-discovery Tags: Communication/Cooperation
E-discovery subjects: Social Media

Published: January 25th, 2018

Category: Uncategorized


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