As the pro se Plaintiff in a five-year-long Quiet Title action, I recently had to "get rid" of the 2nd self-serving, prejudiced judge through a legally sufficient motion for disqualification. In her ruling, the judge denied the DQ part of my motion, but stated in the Order that: "...the Court sua sponte recuses itself from this case due to the Blatant Lies stated within the Motion". Since WHEN is a judge allowed to "pass upon the truthfulness of the allegation" in a DQ motion? That is NOT what the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct or the Fla. R. Civ. P. mandates! She was only supposed to rule on the Legal Sufficiency of the Motion! I did NOT lie in my Motion and, of course, she did not elaborate on what I supposedly "lied" about. Publicly disparaging a pro se litigant by calling him a "LIAR" in the litigation record is not only defamatory, it "poisons the well" against me as far as the next judge is concerned. Interestingly, the judge, despite her B.S. accusations, did NOT outright deny the Motion or cite me for Contempt of Court for the lies she claimed I committed! Judges HATE pro se litigants, but did she "go too far this time? Do I have a claim for defamation or libel?
News flash! Word travels fast around the courthouse.
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You are wasting your time and energy trying to go after judges or the evil lawyers you may face.
Judges don't hate pro se litigants---they hate lawyers or pro se litigants who don't know about or ignore the Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of Evidence, Court Rules, and protocols AND who don't know the difference between issues that are germane to a case and issues that are off topic.
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You are fortunate you were not held in contempt of court. Instead the judge apparently decided that rather than deal with the situation another judge would be called in.....but don't go after the third.
No, you do not. You may find it helpful to review the Legal Guide I have published on Avvo.com which deals with defamation issues. You can access my Guide through my profile page on Avvo.com.
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