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Judge booted off Bob Dean nursing home suit after calling attorney expletive from the bench

   July 26, 2022

State District Judge Donald "Chick" Foret may no longer oversee a slew of lawsuits over the bungled evacuation of seven of Bob Dean's nursing homes for Hurricane Ida, a state appeals court has ruled.

A panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal found that Foret, a judge from the 24th Judicial District Court in Jefferson Parish, displayed bias when he questioned in court whether he could be impartial in the case, given that a lawyer Foret despised had a business relationship with one of the plaintiffs' attorneys.

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