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Law Offices of Herssein and Herssein v. United States Automobile Association
Citation:271 So.3d 889 (Fla. 2018)
The Law Offices of Herssein and Herssein (Petitioner) represented a client in a matter in Florida state court against the United States Automobile Association (Respondent). The trial judge presiding over the case was a Facebook “friend” with one of the attorneys appearing before him in the matter. Opposing counsel filed a motion to disqualify the judge from presiding over the case due to a conflict of interest.
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