Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Trial Court's Comments Sufficient To Justify Disqualification

In Haas v. Davis (3D10-1017), the third District granted a petition for writ of prohibition based upon statements made by the trial judge.  The court stated "While the alleged comments made by the trial judge may not have been intended to reflect on his beliefs as to the merits of the underlying claims, 'the standard is the reasonable effect on the party seeking disqualification, not the subjective intent of the judge.'”


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