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July 20, 2002 | From Associated Press
As baseball players and management finally got around to talking about revenue sharing Friday, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig reversed course and told owners to stop making public statements about labor matters. Negotiators, joined by eight players from the Boston Red Sox, had what both sides called a productive session, and agreed that they were not that far apart on the amount of money they want to divide unequally among clubs from baseball's national broadcasting and licensing contracts.
March 9, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
With a preliminary hearing set for Monday, a judge issued a gag order Friday on attorneys, police and other officials involved in the case of David Westerfield, accused of kidnapping and murdering 7-year-old Danielle van Dam. The order by Superior Court Judge H. Ronald Domnitz prohibits defense and prosecution counsel and others from discussing the case. A gag order had been requested by Westerfield's attorney but opposed by San Diego County Dist. Atty. Paul Pfingst.
June 17, 2003 | From Times wire reports
Scott Peterson's attorney filed papers Monday in a Modesto court to lift a gag order silencing lawyers, witnesses and investigators, saying that it was unconstitutional and had failed to muffle the lawyer representing his client's former mistress. Defense lawyer Mark Geragos asked that attorney Gloria Allred, who represents Amber Frey, the woman who had a romantic relationship with Peterson before his pregnant wife vanished, be found in contempt for violating the order.
August 24, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Santa Barbara County Dist. Atty. Tom Sneddon did not violate a gag order in the Michael Jackson case when he spoke last month at a prosecutors conference in Canada, a judge ruled Monday. According to a Canadian newspaper, Sneddon said he sent warning letters to potential witnesses in the Jackson child-molestation case to keep them from talking to the media. But the veteran prosecutor never said any such thing, Deputy Dist. Atty. Gordon Auchincloss argued in court Monday.
June 14, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge overseeing the Oklahoma City bombing case in Denver issued a gag order barring attorneys from making comments or releasing information that might interfere with a fair trial. But U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch stopped short of ordering an investigation into alleged leaks to the press of critical evidence and confidential information in the case. Timothy J. McVeigh and his Army friend, Terry L. Nichols, are awaiting trial for the bombing of the Alfred P.
December 14, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The judge in the case against a Houston mother accused of drowning her five children in the bathtub appointed a special prosecutor to investigate whether the woman's husband and the district attorney violated a gag order. At issue is an appearance on Sunday's TV news show "60 Minutes" by Russell Yates and Dist. Atty. Chuck Rosenthal. On the show, Russell Yates spoke in depth about his wife's illness and how he felt the mental health system and a doctor had failed her.
September 18, 1991
A gag order has been placed on criminal proceedings against four suspects charged in three kidnapings and murders of San Gabriel Valley residents. Citrus Municipal Judge Fred Felix, who on Sept. 5 sealed records in the so-called "mall murders" case, issued the new order Monday. Deputy Public Defender Lynn Storing, who represents defendant John Lewis, sought the order. Lewis, 21, and three others--Eileen Huber, 20; Vincent Hubbard, 26, and Robin Machuca, 26--return to court Sept.
July 18, 1998 | From a Times staff writer
Attorneys for a hospital and doctor accused of refusing anesthesia during childbirth to poor mothers who could not pay cash in advance failed Friday in an attempt to prevent lawyers for one of the mothers from speaking to the press.
April 10, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Wal-Mart won a gag order to stop a fired security operative from talking to reporters and a judge ordered him to provide Wal-Mart attorneys with "the names of all persons to whom he has transmitted, since Jan. 15, 2007, any Wal-Mart information." The court papers made public Monday follow a string of revelations about the retailer's large surveillance operations and its business plans. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
January 10, 1990 | From Associated Press
Eastern Airlines' creditors are seeking a gag order to stop press leaks in the troubled carrier's 10-month-old bankruptcy proceeding, and two major newspapers have intervened to oppose the request. The latest tangle in the Eastern saga pits the creditors' committee against the New York Times and Dow Jones & Co., publisher of the Wall Street Journal, and centers on unauthorized disclosure of creditor views. If U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Burton R.
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