Ford v. Ford

In Ford v. Ford, 52 Conn. App. 522, 727 A.2d 254 (1999), the trial judge had stated in a prior case involving the attorney who was to be the defendant's chief witness: "I'm going to recuse myself from all of your matters . . . because I do not approve of the way you handle yourself." (Internal quotation marks omitted." Id., 524. The Court concluded that the court improperly failed to grant the motion for recusal and that a reasonable person, knowing all the circumstances, might question the judge's impartiality regarding the witness, about whom the judge had "critical and adverse feelings." Id., 531.