TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 30, 2019
A Michigan state judge caught on a recording disparaging two lawyers has immunity in their suit alleging a conspiracy with opposing counsel, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ABA Journal reports that the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the actions of Judge Paul Hamre did not fit within either of two exceptions to judicial immunity. Hamre, who’s a judge in Van Buren County, announced his retirement from the bench a month after the May 2013 incident.