FAMILY LAW: JUDGES: DISQUALIFICATION: SOCIAL MEDIA: FACEBOOK FRIEND REQUEST FROM TRIAL JUDGE TO PARTY; APPEALS: PROHIBITION; STARE DECISIS: TRIAL COURT BOUND BY DECISION FROM A DIFFERENT APPELLATE DISTRICT BECAUSE IT WAS THE ONLY CASE IN POINT

Chace v. Loisel, ___ So. 3d ___, 39 Fla. L. Weekly D221 (Fla. 5th DCA January 24, 2014)

The petitioner moved to disqualify the trial judge in an action for dissolution of marriage because the judge retaliated, by entering an unfavorable judgment against the petitioner, when the petitioner ignored the judge’s invitation to become her friend on Facebook.  The … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...