Circuit Court Judge F. Lee Russell in Shelbyville, Tenn., clearly does not get that whole “justice delayed is justice denied” thing. Russell has been reprimanded for “excessive delay” after he waited nearly 11 years to rule on a case.
Judge Russell took the case involving a complaint against Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. under advisement in 1999 but the bar authorities charge that he did not rule in the case until shortly after he was told that he might be disciplined for the delay.
Here is the ruling: FLeeRussellPubReprimand
The ruling came 10 years and 11 months after the bench trial.