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April 28, 1993 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Superior Court Judge John W. Ouderkirk should be removed from the Reginald O. Denny beating trial because he has a conflict of interest stemming from his romantic relationship with former Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner's executive secretary, a defense attorney said Tuesday. "The close, emotional and psychological ties that Judge Ouderkirk had or may continue to have for Mr. Reiner's former executive secretary could very well affect his capacity to be objective and impartial in his evaluation of Mr.
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November 20, 1996 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON and CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The district attorney's office has referred to the state attorney general's office a "potential criminal aspect" of its investigation of Deputy Dist. Atty. Lawrence M. Longo, sources said Tuesday. The referral, made last Wednesday, stems from a personnel investigation by the district attorney's office into financial ties that developed between Longo's family and Marion "Suge" Knight, the founder of Death Row Records, while Longo monitored Knight's probation for a 1992 assault.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1996 | DAVAN MAHARAJ and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
One of Los Angeles County's most battle-tested judges was appointed Thursday to handle the bankruptcy-related misconduct cases against two Orange County supervisors and the county's auditor. Superior Court Judge John W. Ouderkirk was assigned to the case one day after all Orange County judges were disqualified from the cases because of the appearance of conflicts of interest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1996 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON and CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The judge overseeing Marion "Suge" Knight's probation abruptly decided Wednesday to take himself off the rap mogul's case, even as the district attorney's office declined to turn the case over to state officials because of a possible conflict of interest involving one of its prosecutors.
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May 25, 1993
A defense attorney in the Reginald O. Denny beating trial filed a writ in appeals court Monday in an effort to disqualify Superior Court Judge John W. Ouderkirk from hearing the case because the judge is engaged to marry a woman who works in the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Attorney James Gillen, who represents defendant Antoine Miller, alleged a conflict because Ouderkirk's fiancee, Sherry Perkins, was a secretary to former Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1993
A defense effort to remove Superior Court Judge John W. Ouderkirk from the Reginald O. Denny beating trial was denied Thursday. The 2nd District Court of Appeal denied the request from attorney James R. Gillen after reviewing his petition for an order mandating that an Orange County judge disqualify Ouderkirk, appellate court officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1994
Superior Court Judge John W. Ouderkirk, who presided over the Reginald O. Denny beating case, lasted about five minutes Wednesday as the judge in the last unresolved case stemming from incidents at Florence and Normandie avenues at the start of the Los Angeles riots. Ouderkirk had just begun a pretrial hearing in the case of a man accused of shooting at Denny's truck, other vehicles and a gas pump on April 29, 1992, at the corner when one of the defendant's lawyers objected to his presiding.
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January 5, 1996 | DAVAN MAHARAJ and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
One of Los Angeles County's most battle-tested judges was appointed Thursday to handle the bankruptcy-related misconduct cases against two Orange County supervisors and the county's auditor. Superior Court Judge John W. Ouderkirk was assigned to the case a day after all Orange County judges were disqualified from the cases because of the appearance of conflicts of interest. Ouderkirk, 52, is best known for presiding over the trial of two men accused of beating truck driver Reginald O.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a courthouse filled with button-down, middle-of-the-road to conservative judges, most of them appointed by Republican governors, Judge John W. Ouderkirk was not a standout. Like most of his colleagues in the Los Angeles Superior Court's Central Division, he toiled in anonymity in one of the busiest court jurisdictions in the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1993 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Superior Court Judge John W. Ouderkirk said Wednesday that he is not "prejudiced or biased against, or in favor of, any party" in the Reginald O. Denny beating trial and that he knows of no facts that would require his disqualification. Defense attorneys are seeking to remove Ouderkirk because the judge is engaged to marry Sherry Perkins, former Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner's executive secretary for more than seven years.
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January 7, 1996 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Within hours of last week's decision that local judges would be barred from hearing misconduct cases stemming from the Orange County bankruptcy, the Los Angeles County judiciary was ordered to find a replacement. The presiding judge of the Superior Court huddled with the supervising judge of the Criminal Court. They studied crowded court calendars. They debated the legal complexities of the Orange County cases. They weighed the intense media interest. They sought the coolest head around.
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January 5, 1996 | DAVAN MAHARAJ and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
One of Los Angeles County's most battle-tested judges was appointed Thursday to handle the bankruptcy-related misconduct cases against two Orange County supervisors and the county's auditor. Superior Court Judge John W. Ouderkirk was assigned to the case a day after all Orange County judges were disqualified from the cases because of the appearance of conflicts of interest. Ouderkirk, 52, is best known for presiding over the trial of two men accused of beating truck driver Reginald O.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1996 | DAVAN MAHARAJ and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
One of Los Angeles County's most battle-tested judges was appointed Thursday to handle the bankruptcy-related misconduct cases against two Orange County supervisors and the county's auditor. Superior Court Judge John W. Ouderkirk was assigned to the case one day after all Orange County judges were disqualified from the cases because of the appearance of conflicts of interest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1994
Superior Court Judge John W. Ouderkirk, who presided over the Reginald O. Denny beating case, lasted about five minutes Wednesday as the judge in the last unresolved case stemming from incidents at Florence and Normandie avenues at the start of the Los Angeles riots. Ouderkirk had just begun a pretrial hearing in the case of a man accused of shooting at Denny's truck, other vehicles and a gas pump on April 29, 1992, at the corner when one of the defendant's lawyers objected to his presiding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a courthouse filled with button-down, middle-of-the-road to conservative judges, most of them appointed by Republican governors, Judge John W. Ouderkirk was not a standout. Like most of his colleagues in the Los Angeles Superior Court's Central Division, he toiled in anonymity in one of the busiest court jurisdictions in the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1993
A defense effort to remove Superior Court Judge John W. Ouderkirk from the Reginald O. Denny beating trial was denied Thursday. The 2nd District Court of Appeal denied the request from attorney James R. Gillen after reviewing his petition for an order mandating that an Orange County judge disqualify Ouderkirk, appellate court officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1996 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON and CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The district attorney's office has referred to the state attorney general's office a "potential criminal aspect" of its investigation of Deputy Dist. Atty. Lawrence M. Longo, sources said Tuesday. The referral, made last Wednesday, stems from a personnel investigation by the district attorney's office into financial ties that developed between Longo's family and Marion "Suge" Knight, the founder of Death Row Records, while Longo monitored Knight's probation for a 1992 assault.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1993 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A defense motion to disqualify the judge in the Reginald O. Denny beating trial will be decided by an Orange County judge, it was announced Tuesday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Cecil Mills told prosecutors and defense attorneys that he had conferred with California Chief Justice Malcolm M. Lucas, who chairs the State Judicial Council, and the matter was assigned to Santa Ana Superior Court Judge Theodore E. Millard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1993
A defense attorney in the Reginald O. Denny beating trial filed a writ in appeals court Monday in an effort to disqualify Superior Court Judge John W. Ouderkirk from hearing the case because the judge is engaged to marry a woman who works in the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Attorney James Gillen, who represents defendant Antoine Miller, alleged a conflict because Ouderkirk's fiancee, Sherry Perkins, was a secretary to former Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1993 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A defense motion to disqualify the judge in the Reginald O. Denny beating trial will be decided by an Orange County judge, it was announced Tuesday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Cecil Mills told prosecutors and defense attorneys that he had conferred with California Chief Justice Malcolm M. Lucas, who chairs the State Judicial Council, and the matter was assigned to Santa Ana Superior Court Judge Theodore E. Millard.
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