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Fla. High Court Gets 'Like' From Attys On Facebook Decision

By Nathan Hale (November 16, 2018, 9:01 PM EST) -- The Florida Supreme Court's ruling Thursday that the mere existence of a Facebook friendship between a judge and litigator is not grounds for disqualification drew a "like" from attorneys who applauded the court for a narrow ruling that acknowledges the realities of social media relationships.

The high court's decision in Law Offices of Herssein and Herssein PA et al. v. United Services Automobile Association was highly anticipated both in Florida and beyond, and offers valuable guidance on an issue that judges and attorneys have struggled with as social media has become a nearly ubiquitous part of everyday life, attorneys said.

"Having a...

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