Tag Archives: recusal

Recusal unnecessary when judge consulted with firm

A judge was not automatically required to recuse himself based on his prior consultation with an attorney who appeared as counsel in the case presently before him, the Florida Supreme Court’s judicial ethics committee has concluded in an advisory opinion.

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Hoffmann-La Roche asks for Accutane judge’s recusal


Drug maker Hoffmann- La Roche has asked for the recusal of the New Jersey judge overseeing the Accutane mass tort litigation, asserting that Judge Carol E. Higbee is siding unfairly with plaintiffs who allege injuries from the acne drug.

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In year-end report, Chief Justice aims at recusal critics

WASHINGTON – Chief Justice John G. Roberts used his annual year-end report to rebuff assertions by critics that some justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have flouted their ethical obligations by deciding not to recuse themselves from certain cases.

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