Hon. Lourdes I. Santiago See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Hudson County
Vicinage 6
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* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
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* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

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* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

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* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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Comment #: NJ1979
Rating:Not Rated
I am plaintiff in small claim court against a defendant who didn't not show up on court date. It is an obvious default judgment. To my surprise, The judge started ask me questions as if I was on trial. 'How do you know the person lives in that address?', 'How can you prove that you didn't receive the check from insurance company'. God, the judge is asking question for defendant who was not present. I expected two outcomes on the court date. If defendant is not there, as most other courts would do, a default judgment is entered. I will provide written documents later for default judgment. If defendant is there, we would go to mediation to settle. I was not ready for the second question, for that, the judge dismissed my case. This is not criminal case. The judge should be impartial to hear story from both sides. How dumb decision is it to dismiss a plaintiff case with absence of defendant? She does not even allow me to submit the evidence later in paper. Laughable.....