JUDGES AND YOUNG MEN IN SHORTS

June 8, 2011

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237 Libel and SlanderStatement that compensation claims judge liked young men in shorts suggested that his judicial duties could be improperly influenced, imputing conduct or a condition incompatible with the proper exercise of his judgeship, and was slander per se, and thus, no showing of special damages was required.
Hoch v. Rissman, Weisberg, Barrett, 742 So. 2d 451 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1999)