CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2008 |
Kim G. Dunning was elected Friday as presiding judge of Orange County Superior Court, and Thomas J. Borris was chosen as assistant presiding judge. Their terms will begin in January. Dunning, appointed to the bench in 1997 by Gov. Pete Wilson, has been the assistant presiding judge since January 2006. She has been actively involved in efforts to build a new courthouse in Laguna Niguel, and also serves on an advisory committee that promotes the use of technology to improve public access to the courts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1987
Appointing Judge Anthony Kennedy to the Supreme Court is a wise, sensible decision. Going from Bork to Ginsburg to Kennedy is like going from Goliath to David to Solomon. KENNETH L. ZIMMERMAN Cypress
March 29, 2008 |
The state Supreme Court suspended a judge who is being investigated for his role in a dispute over fees involving prominent attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs. The court sided with the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance, which was concerned that Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter might have accepted a bribe. The commission claimed the judge had improper communications outside court in a case he ruled on. It also said he engaged in willful and prejudicial misconduct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1995
I was intrigued by The Times article in which you made known to all how well Ventura County Municipal Court Judge John R. Smiley knows his own kind ("Wife's Position Blocks Plan to Elevate Judge, March 11). His decision not to allow Municipal Court Judge John E. Dobroth to become a Superior Court judge demonstrated very clearly Mr. Smiley's belief that the people comprising the Ventura County Municipal Court do not possess the integrity and maturity to make rational and just decisions uncolored by their personal passions, prejudices and politics.
December 11, 1986
The Malibu Municipal Courtroom will be named in honor of John J. Merrick, who retired in October after 13 years as the court's judge, Los Angeles County Supervisor Deane Dana has announced. Merrick was the first judge to preside over the 186-square-mile judicial district, which includes Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village. The judicial district was created in 1973.
June 27, 2008 |
Facebook Inc., the world's largest social-networking website, didn't engage in fraud when it settled a lawsuit accusing founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing the idea for the company, a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge James Ware in San Jose said the settlement with ConnectU Inc., a site operator, was binding and enforceable. The accord to end the 4-year-old dispute was reached in February after mediation.
December 6, 2007 |
A lawyer has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to bribe a judge and is assisting federal prosecutors in a case involving a prominent trial attorney, according to court documents. Timothy Balducci entered the plea late Tuesday after initially pleading not guilty. According to court papers, Balducci was accused of delivering $40,000 to a judge at the behest of lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs for a favorable ruling in a civil case.
January 7, 1987 |
Rep. Lynn M. Martin (R-Ill.) was married today to U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber of Chicago in a small, private ceremony here. Martin, 47, a former high school teacher and Illinois state legislator, was first elected to the House in 1980. She has two daughters from a previous marriage that ended in divorce. Immediately after their wedding, she and Leinenweber, 49, who has five children from a previous marriage, left for a honeymoon in Florida and Jamaica.
May 19, 2011 |
Frank McCourt wants the judge to clear the way for a lucrative television contract for the Dodgers. Jamie McCourt wants the judge to order the Dodgers sold. However, both issues could be moot before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon could rule on them. On Thursday, Gordon set June 22 as the date he would hear both issues. But Major League Baseball could seize the Dodgers and put them up for sale if Frank McCourt cannot meet their May 31 payroll, and Commissioner Bud Selig does not appear inclined to wait for the court hearing before taking action.