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http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=46946 Justice Silbermann THE PARTIES were divorced under a Feb. 26, 2002 judgment granted by a supreme court justice under indictment for accepting bribes in connection with matrimonial actions. Plaintiff wife’s attorney in the divorce action frequently represented parties in divorce actions before the indicted supreme court justice. Defendant husband moved for vacatur of the divorce judgment, claiming that the action was tainted by the relationship between plaintiff’s attorney and the supreme court justice. He argued that because of that relationship, the case was improperly filed in Brooklyn despite the fact that neither he nor his estranged wife resided in Brooklyn. The court issued an order regarding the the parties’ rights, saying that the combination of the allegedly improper relationship and circumstances surrounding the parties’ Nov. 20, 2001 stipulation of settlement, “create[d] the appearance [that] defendant may not have been afforded due process.”

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