Is it ethical for a sitting judge to contact multiple plaintiff in foreclosure action if plaintiff doesnt show up & reschedule?
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Yes, it is ethical for a judge to do so, if he believes it is appropriate. Judges can choose to reschedule as they desire. They have a great deal of discretion in such matters. It would take extreme behavior to be considered an abuse of that discretion.
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I concur with the recommendations of my distinguished colleagues. There is nothing unethical about what the Judge did. The Judge has the ultimate final say in his Courtroom. But there are insufficient facts to answer your question. Please rewrite it and resubmit it. Good luck.
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It is up to the judge to proceed or not proceed. As already stated, not enough information or context to say, but there isn't much you can do about it. Judges can pretty much run thier courtroom and calendar how they see fit.
It would almost certainly depend on the purpose of the hearing. If this was the trial on the ultimate issue, then perhaps the behavior was uncalled for. If it was just a status call, probably a no-hitter. Insufficient information.