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May 31, 1990 | WILLIAM C. REMPEL and KRISTINA M. LUZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Imelda Marcos' defense attorney, Gerry Spence--already under fire inside the defense camp for being unprepared in court--was harshly admonished by an irate federal judge Wednesday for courtroom conduct the judge warned could "harm" his own client. U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan interrupted Mrs.
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May 31, 1990 | WILLIAM C. REMPEL and KRISTINA M. LUZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Imelda Marcos' defense attorney, Gerry Spence--already under fire inside the defense camp for being unprepared in court--was harshly admonished by an irate federal judge Wednesday for courtroom conduct the judge warned could "harm" his own client. U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan interrupted Mrs.
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BUSINESS
May 5, 1987
U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan, who sentenced the former investment banker to a year and a day in prison, cut Sokolow's time to eight months because parole guidelines would have required the former merger specialist to serve his entire sentence "contrary to the original intent of the court." Sokolow, 32, a former vice president of mergers and acquisitions at Shearson Lehman Bros., pleaded guilty last September to one count each of securities fraud and tax evasion.
BUSINESS
October 6, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Suit Against Kidder Can Proceed, Judge Rules: A shareholder lawsuit alleging violations of federal securities laws by Kidder, Peabody & Co. in its handling of a $350-million bond trading scandal can continue to trial, a federal judge has decided. But U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan tossed out a similar lawsuit against Kidder, Peabody's parent, General Electric Co., saying GE had no motive to participate in the bond scandal surrounding former star trader Joseph Jett.
BUSINESS
January 24, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Judge Upholds BCCI Plea Agreement: U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan refused to block a plea agreement between Bank of Credit & Commerce International and federal regulators, clearing the path for final approval of the deal. Keenan refused a request from BCCI's creditors to issue a temporary restraining order that would prevent forfeiture of $550 million of BCCI's assets. Keenan's ruling upheld a Jan. 8 order by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge James Garrity, who also rejected the creditors' request.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Song Suit: Julio Iglesias mingled with fans and playfully cringed while listening to one of his old recordings Tuesday at the start of a court case challenging the copyright of his hit song "Hey." The trial is being held in a New York federal court, where Alabama scientist and songwriter Henry Chia, has filed a lawsuit claiming the music for "Hey" was copied from a melody he wrote for a song, "Es," in 1978. U.S. District Judge John F.
NEWS
January 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
A dispute over whether Ferdinand E. Marcos is too ill to be arraigned on racketeering charges remained unresolved Friday when a hearing on the former Philippine president was recessed until next month. More testimony by medical experts is expected when the hearing resumes Feb. 9 before U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan. The 71-year-old Marcos suffered a collapsed lung Thursday and was reported in guarded but stable condition Friday at St. Francis Medical Center in Honolulu.
NEWS
January 20, 1989 | From Times wire services
A dispute over whether Ferdinand E. Marcos is too ill to be arraigned on racketeering charges remained unresolved today when a hearing on the former Philippine president was adjourned until next month. More testimony by medical experts on the state of Marcos' health is expected when the hearing resumes Feb. 9 before U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan. The 71-year-old Marcos suffered a collapsed lung Thursday and was reported in guarded but stable condition today at St.
BUSINESS
November 26, 1986
The lawsuits charged that Union Carbide failed to warn investors of hazards at its subsidiary's plant in Bhopal, India, where a gas leak killed 2,000 people. The ruling by U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan said the stockholders had failed to show that alleged omissions in the company's prospectuses and annual reports had rendered the documents misleading.
NEWS
October 8, 1986
A district court judge in Bhopal, India, granted an injunction barring the Union Carbide Corp. from destroying any documents related to the December, 1984, gas leak at its pesticide plant that killed more than 2,000 people. Judge K. S. Shirivastava signed the "non-destruct" order and set Oct. 30 for the next hearing in the damage suit against the U.S.-based corporation. The order was sought by the government after the firm said a similar order issued last May by U.S. District Court Judge John F.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Judge Dumps Williams Case: A federal judge in New York Wednesday threw out a lawsuit in which a woman claiming to be the illegitimate daughter of the late country music singer Hank Williams sought a share in copyright renewals of his songs. U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan said Cathy Yvonne Stone, 38, waited too long to bring her complaint. The Copyright Act of 1976 has a three-year statute of limitations.
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