Beaverton, MI asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Michigan

Q: looking for case law on dismissed civil cases based on a ex parte between judge and plaintiff lawyer

I'm involved in a case where a federal judge talked to plaintiff counsel in private during a hearing and never spoke to myself. I represent myself in the case. This infraction happened twice and after these meeting motions was granted against me. I have on record of last hearing where Judge admitted he made what he called a mistake and still held the decision. I am looking for case law as I File my appeal to the Appeal Court

1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: No real answer here other than to say you really should be consulting with an attorney versed in federal court procedure, and at least consult with an attorney about helping you draft an appeal. It is unclear from your question how the judge spoke with plaintiff's counsel ex parte; it almost sounds like you were also present in the courtroom and the judge just spoke to the attorney, which is not ex parte communication when you are present.

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