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Fla. Bar v. Gardiner

Fla. Bar v. Gardiner

Case Date: 06/05/2014
Citation: Fla. Bar v. Gardiner, 183 So. 3d 240 (Fla. 2014) (per curiam)
Court Type: Florida State Court
Court: Florida Supreme Court (Fla.)
Judge: Judge: Per Curiam

Whether the referee’s recommendation of a one-year suspension for a judge was appropriate in a case where a judge and prosecuting attorney engaged in an undisclosed significant relationship during a capital trial.


The Court held that a one-year suspension was not appropriate, and approved of disbarment for the judge. Despite mitigating factors, the judge’s ethical misconduct was too harmful to the administration of justice. The judge withheld her relationship with the prosecuting attorney in a capital case despite knowing her obligation to avoid impropriety and to disclose any relevant information.

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E-Discovery Issues: Ethics
E-discovery subjects: Cell phone, Phone records, Text message

Published: January 25th, 2018

Category: Uncategorized

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