Fla. Judge Who Accepted Rays Tickets From Law Firm Resigns

Law360, New York (March 10, 2016, 8:33 PM EST) -- The Florida judge facing charges from the state Judicial Qualifications Commission over his acceptance of tickets to Tampa Bay Rays baseball games from a law firm that was litigating a case before him, has resigned his position.

The JQC filed a notice of voluntary dismissal on Thursday in Florida Supreme Court, saying that Judge John F. Lakin of the 12th Judicial Circuit Court resigned from his post on the bench as of March 7.

Alexander J. Williams, assistant general counsel for the commission, told Law360 Thursday that the JQC only has jurisdiction over sitting judges in most situations, which is why...

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