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May 10, 2003 | Mitchell Landsberg, Times Staff Writer
When Beverly Hills attorney Shelly McMillan went to court a few years ago to represent a client in a job discrimination case, she noticed that the judge was exceptionally intelligent, hard-working and fair, discouraged rancor in her courtroom and had a crack staff. But there was one other quality that set judge Florence-Marie Cooper apart. She could type as fast as most lawyers could speak.
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January 16, 2010 | By Carol J. Williams
U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper, a former legal secretary who rose to the federal judiciary and held accountable some of the nation's most powerful officials and institutions, died early Friday after suffering a stroke. She was 69. Cooper's most notable rulings included the dismissal of espionage charges against Chinese-born spy suspect Katrina Leung and the sanctioning of Los Angeles city authorities in the wrongful death case of rapper Christopher Wallace, better known as Notorious B.I.G.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1999 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has recommended to President Clinton that Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Florence-Marie Cooper be nominated to a judgeship on the federal district court in Los Angeles. Feinstein on Tuesday praised Cooper, 59, as "an intelligent and hard-working jurist who has served with distinction in the California state courts and would be a valuable addition to the federal court."
BUSINESS
September 29, 2009 | Meg James
After 18 years of dueling lawsuits, courtroom clashes and allegations of impropriety, Walt Disney Co. finally can close the storybook on its battle with the family that holds lucrative rights to Winnie the Pooh. On Friday, a federal judge ruled in favor of Disney by granting the company's motion to dismiss a copyright and trademark infringement claim brought by the family of Stephen Slesinger, who was a pioneer in the commercialization of cartoon characters. In 1930, Slesinger acquired the Pooh merchandising rights from British author A.A. Milne, who created the popular children's stories.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1992 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eager to find a compromise that might end a week of embarrassing jockeying for a judge in a highly charged riot case, defense lawyers and prosecutors have asked supervising Superior Court Judge Cecil J. Mills to appoint yet another jurist to preside over the trial. All of the defense attorneys in the case of three men charged with attacking motorists during the opening hours of the Los Angeles riots had agreed on a judge, attorney J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2010 | By Carol J. Williams
U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper, a former legal secretary who rose to the federal judiciary and held accountable some of the nation's most powerful officials and institutions, died early Friday after suffering a stroke. She was 69. Cooper's most notable rulings included the dismissal of espionage charges against Chinese-born spy suspect Katrina Leung and the sanctioning of Los Angeles city authorities in the wrongful death case of rapper Christopher Wallace, better known as Notorious B.I.G.
BUSINESS
September 29, 2009 | Meg James
After 18 years of dueling lawsuits, courtroom clashes and allegations of impropriety, Walt Disney Co. finally can close the storybook on its battle with the family that holds lucrative rights to Winnie the Pooh. On Friday, a federal judge ruled in favor of Disney by granting the company's motion to dismiss a copyright and trademark infringement claim brought by the family of Stephen Slesinger, who was a pioneer in the commercialization of cartoon characters. In 1930, Slesinger acquired the Pooh merchandising rights from British author A.A. Milne, who created the popular children's stories.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper will preside over the government's separate criminal cases against retired FBI counterintelligence agent James J. Smith and Chinese American businesswoman Katrina Leung, it was announced Tuesday. Cooper has scheduled a conference for Friday with lawyers in both cases. Leung is charged with illegally obtaining, copying and keeping classified documents. Smith is accused of negligence and withholding evidence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday preventing Los Angeles County from eliminating 100 hospital beds at County-USC Medical Center. U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper gave county lawyers and patient advocates a week to present arguments related to the state's interest in the suit. Cooper also has barred closure of Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1991
Eleven recently appointed judges to the Los Angeles Municipal Court will be sworn in Friday by former Gov. George Deukmejian in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room. The new judges are: Victoria G. Chaney, Florence-Marie Cooper, Leland B. Harris, Ray L. Hart, James A. Kaddo, Marlene A. Kristovich, Bruce F. Marrs, Keith Schwartz, S. Patricia Spear (formerly S. Patricia Rosenbaum), Thomas L. Willhite Jr. and James P. Zarifes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2003 | Mitchell Landsberg, Times Staff Writer
When Beverly Hills attorney Shelly McMillan went to court a few years ago to represent a client in a job discrimination case, she noticed that the judge was exceptionally intelligent, hard-working and fair, discouraged rancor in her courtroom and had a crack staff. But there was one other quality that set judge Florence-Marie Cooper apart. She could type as fast as most lawyers could speak.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1999 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has recommended to President Clinton that Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Florence-Marie Cooper be nominated to a judgeship on the federal district court in Los Angeles. Feinstein on Tuesday praised Cooper, 59, as "an intelligent and hard-working jurist who has served with distinction in the California state courts and would be a valuable addition to the federal court."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1992 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eager to find a compromise that might end a week of embarrassing jockeying for a judge in a highly charged riot case, defense lawyers and prosecutors have asked supervising Superior Court Judge Cecil J. Mills to appoint yet another jurist to preside over the trial. All of the defense attorneys in the case of three men charged with attacking motorists during the opening hours of the Los Angeles riots had agreed on a judge, attorney J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A federal judge gave final approval Wednesday to a $1.2-million settlement of a lawsuit filed by 91 demonstrators, reporters and bystanders who alleged they were injured when police tried to disperse the crowd outside the 2000 Democratic National Convention. U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper signed the settlement May 7, but gave members of the class action until Wednesday to object. No one did.
OPINION
January 10, 2005
Re "Spying Case Tossed Out," Jan. 7: To a layperson, throwing out the criminal charges against an alleged double agent is a drastic decision on the part of Judge Florence Marie-Cooper, especially when there is a witness to her presumed guilt of passing on sensitive documents to another government, while working for ours. It almost seems that prosecutors wanted and knew how to get these charges dismissed. In contrast, maybe Wen Ho Lee, another alleged [now exonerated] spy, should have received the same deference Katrina Leung has received from the court.
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