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December 31, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James H. Poole, a municipal court judge with a background in government service and civil law, was appointed to the Orange County Superior Court Wednesday. "I've been working hard at the municipal court level, and enjoying it, but it's the logical next step," said Poole, 48, who has lived in Santa Ana for 15 years. "I expect it will be a new and different challenge." Poole said he was "kind of awe-struck" by the news. "It doesn't happen every day. It's a great day."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James H. Poole, a municipal court judge with a background in government service and civil law, was appointed to the Orange County Superior Court Wednesday. "I've been working hard at the municipal court level, and enjoying it, but it's the logical next step," said Poole, 48, who has lived in Santa Ana for 15 years. "I expect it will be a new and different challenge." Poole said he was "kind of awe-struck" by the news. "It doesn't happen every day. It's a great day."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1994
A local legal services agency was barred Wednesday from engaging in unfair business practices after the Orange County district attorney's office accused the agency head of taking payment for duties promised but never performed. Orange County Superior Court Judge James H. Poole issued a preliminary injunction against Stewart A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2001 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Santa Ana gang member turned Alabama preacher on Friday was ordered to stand trial for a 1993 gangland slaying, and prosecutors revealed for the first time that he is a suspect in another murder. Geronimo Galvan Burgos, who was arrested two months ago outside his Alabama church, will face murder and attempted murder charges in connection with the drive-by shooting of three rival gang members, one of whom died. Superior Court Judge James H.
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July 20, 1995 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trial of a suit accusing Rep. Christopher Cox and state Department of Corporations Commissioner Gary Mendoza of fraud when the two worked as attorneys representing First Pension Corp. was delayed Wednesday when a judge transferred it to another court. Saying he was too swamped to give the complex case the attention it deserves, Orange County Superior Court Judge James H. Poole sent the case to Judge Tully H. Seymour, who specializes in intricate cases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1991 | BILL BILLITER
Quick identification of suspects in an armored-car shooting last month came because a woman in the neighborhood took note of suspicious activity and memorized a car license plate, according to testimony in a hearing at Municipal Court Friday in Westminster. Garden Grove Police Detective Robert M. Donahue told the court that a woman out on her morning walk near Magnolia and Chapman streets May 16 heard shots and saw a car fleeing.
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February 9, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been more than two years since the death of Mike Rodriguez, a young father fatally shot in the middle of the night by his landlord, who mistook him for an intruder. Criminal charges were not filed against the landlord, Laimonis Dzidrums, but an Orange County Superior Court judge this week ordered him to pay $1.3 million in damages to Rodriguez's 7-year-old daughter, who is handicapped and requires special care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1997 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Republican Party Chairman Michael J. Schroeder cannot prevent his ex-wife from making politically disparaging remarks about him to his political colleagues, a state appeals court has ruled. But she cannot "bad-mouth" him to his business associates--except if her comments involve politics, according to Presiding Justice David Sills of the 4th District Court of Appeal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1995 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The theater bears his name because developer Richard H. Barclay pledged $1 million toward its construction. But after receiving only $400,000, the Irvine Barclay Theatre took his widow, Marjorie Barclay, to court for the rest of the money--and Wednesday it won. Orange County Superior Court Judge James H. Poole ruled that a one-page agreement between Richard Barclay and the theater was valid and enforceable and ordered Marjorie Barclay and her husband's estate to pay the full pledge.
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June 29, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a Wells Fargo guard continued his surprising recovery from injuries suffered in a botched holdup, two men implicated in his shooting were ordered Friday to stand trial on attempted-murder charges. Relatives of victim John Statkus, 25, of Fullerton, brain-damaged and largely incapacitated in the May 16 shooting in Garden Grove, attended the hearing in Municipal Court in Westminster. They grimaced on occasion as lawyers for the defendants made their points.
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