Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Noach Dear’s twilight zone
It’s so bad that American Express asked Dear to recuse himself from its cases, alleging that he’s lost objectivity and shows deep “prejudice [and] impropriety” on the bench.
Dear has compared the credit-card industry’s attempts to collect debts to robo-signing — the process whereby some mortgage-servicing companies filed foreclosure documents without reviewing them first.
But the creditors here do have witnesses with knowledge of the cases. Dear just doesn’t care, and accused one AmEx employee of “robo-testimony.”
Which is really something.
Which is worse than robo-signing.
Noach Dear is robo-judging.
And it was too much even for New York’s notoriously left-wing judicial system.
Dear is unfit to sit in a courtroom.
Lippman needs to shut off the flow of cases for Dear to adjudicate. Let him stew in his chambers for the rest of his term.