James S. Moody
This is the page about the federal judge for the Middle District of Florida. If you are looking for information about the former federal judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, please see James M. Moody, if you want the current federal judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, see James Moody (Arkansas), and if you are looking for information about the federal judge for the Northern District on Indiana, please see James T. Moody.
|James S. Moody|
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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida|
|Station:||Tampa Bay, FL|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by:||113 Stat. 1501|
|Succeeded by:||Paul G. Byron|
|Past post:||Florida Thirteenth Circuit Court|
|Undergraduate:||University of Florida, 1969|
|Law School:||University of Florida Law, 1972|
Early life and education
Moody spent his entire pre-judicial legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Florida from 1972 to 1994 before being appointed Circuit Court Judge in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida from 1995 till his appointment to the federal bench in 2000.
Middle District of Florida
On the recommendation of Senator Bob Graham, Moody was nominated by President Bill Clinton on June 8, 2000, to a new judgeship created by 113 Stat. 1501, which was approved by Congress. Moody was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 21, 2000, on a senate vote and received commission on July 28, 2000. Moody assumed senior status on March 31, 2014.
Cable providers sue piracy software distributor (2010)United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida ((dead link) Dish Network L.L.C., et al. v. Robert Ward, 8:08-cv-590-T-30TBM)
On January 11, 2010, Judge Moody ruled in favor of Dish Network after finding a man responsible for pirating Dish Network's signal.
The judge found that Ward distributed over 255,000 pirated downloads of software which allowed Dish Network customers to bypass security mechanisms in Dish products which limit access to content.Moody also ordered an injunction against Ward to prevent future wrongful conduct.
- Middle District of Florida, "Judge Moody's Home Page," accessed June 24, 2014
- James S. Moody Bio from the Federal Judicial Center
|Federal judicial offices|
|Middle District of Florida
Paul G. Byron
Chief Judge: Anne Conway • Elizabeth Kovachevich • Steven Merryday • James Whittemore • John Steele • Tim Corrigan • Virginia Covington • Marcia Howard • Mary Scriven • Sheri Chappell • Charlene Honeywell • Roy Bale Dalton, Jr. • Carlos E. Mendoza • Brian J. Davis • Paul G. Byron
Patricia Fawsett • George Young • Howell Melton • William Castagna • John Moore • William Hodges • George Sharp • Harvey Schlesinger • Susan Bucklew • Henry Adams • Richard Lazzara • John Antoon • James S. Moody • Gregory Presnell •
|Magistrate judges||Thomas G. Wilson • Thomas McCoun, III • David A. Baker • Elizabeth Jenkins • Mark Pizzo • Karla Spaulding • Doug Frazier • Greg Kelley • James Klindt • Monte Richardson • Thomas B. Smith • Anthony E. Porcelli • Joel Toomey • Philip Lammens • Carol Mirando • Patricia D. Barksdale •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|