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N.J. Judge Immune from Attorney’s Suit Over Courtroom Insults

May 17, 2022, 7:51 PM

A judge in Bergen County, N.J., is free of a lawsuit brought by a lawyer who says the judge made fun of him in court and adversely ruled against him in various cases, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Attorney Martin Asatrian sued Robert C. Wilson, a superior court judge, in connection with three cases in which Wilson served as judge. Asatrian said Wilson made inappropriate comments, including blaming and shaming the alleged victim in a sexual assault case. The judge also allegedly insulted Astarian, made fun of his name, and wrongly ruled against him on multiple occasions, damaging Astarian’s ...