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December 22, 1990 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles federal judge who for 15 years has presided in an Orange County jail-overcrowding suit is recovering from brain surgery and questioning whether he will be retained on the controversial case. U.S. District Judge William P. Gray, 78, said Friday that he had a small benign tumor removed from his brain Dec. 7 and will not return to the bench for several weeks. "It is not cancerous," Gray said from his Pasadena home. "I'm doing just fine.
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February 5, 2014 | By Jack Leonard
Lawyers in the battery trial of a Los Angeles County judge accused of shoving a woman after a dispute over a bag of dog waste clashed in court Wednesday during testy closing arguments, with the prosecutor suggesting the judge could be mentally ill and the defense attorney comparing the case to the Salem witch trials. Deputy City Atty. Joshua Geller questioned the mental health of Superior Court Judge Craig Richman while acknowledging that the alleged victim is "a troubled person.
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September 6, 1991 | Reuters
Retiring Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall has been hospitalized for diagnostic tests, a hospital spokesman said Thursday. "Justice Marshall was admitted to the Bethesda Naval Medical Center for routine diagnostic testing after complaining of dizziness," Navy Lt. Cmdr. Bill Clyde said. "He's in good spirits and good condition. His vital signs are normal and there is no life-threatening condition at this time."
BUSINESS
May 9, 2003 | From Associated Press
A federal judge criticized the government's investigation of fraud allegations at HealthSouth Corp. as she gave ousted Chief Executive Richard M. Scrushy access to all his money and property. In a 64-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Inge Johnson said the government had "undoubtedly manipulated simultaneous criminal and civil proceedings" in its probe of accounting practices at the medical services company.
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December 27, 1991 | Associated Press
The federal judge presiding over the drug and racketeering trial of former Panamanian leader Manuel A. Noriega was listed in stable condition Thursday after open-heart surgery. U.S. District Judge William M. Hoeveler, 69, underwent surgery Tuesday at Mercy Hospital. A spokesman at Hoeveler's office said the judge was expected to return to the bench when Noriega's trial resumes on Jan. 6 after a holiday break.
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December 13, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr., who was said last week to be suffering from pneumonia, had his diseased gallbladder removed Monday afternoon, a court spokesman said. The court's 82-year-old liberal leader came down with a fever and chills Thursday and was taken by ambulance to Bethesda Naval Hospital. He was treated with antibiotics, and his doctors reported that he was improving through the weekend.
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July 26, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
Eighteen people have tested positive for tuberculosis after the disease was diagnosed in the judge presiding over a bizarre murder-for-hire trial, authorities said Monday. Mary Stiles is charged with paying a teen-age neighbor $1,500 to kill her husband, Grady Stiles, a carnival performer known as Lobster Boy because of birth defects that left him with claw-like hands and stub legs.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2003 | From Associated Press
A federal judge criticized the government's investigation of fraud allegations at HealthSouth Corp. as she gave ousted Chief Executive Richard M. Scrushy access to all his money and property. In a 64-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Inge Johnson said the government had "undoubtedly manipulated simultaneous criminal and civil proceedings" in its probe of accounting practices at the medical services company.
NEWS
July 25, 1987 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
A federal judge has granted an indefinite delay in the trial of Teamsters President Jackie Presser after his lawyer submitted sealed medical records suggesting that his client's health may be declining, The Times learned Friday. Sources close to the case said that the records dealt with Presser's periodic cancer treatments since his surgery last January for removal of two lung tumors. However, the specific status of Presser's health remains unclear. John R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1987 | DENISE HAMILTON and SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writers
A Ventura County Superior Court judge Friday issued an order prohibiting about 300 medical workers from taking part in a strike of Ventura County government employees scheduled to begin Tuesday. Meanwhile, 80 of the county's 100 road and flood-control workers began their strike five days early in a union-sanctioned walkout, forming picket lines at service yard facilities in Moorpark and in Oxnard, union spokesman Greg Thayer said.
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August 31, 2000 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Texas Gov. George W. Bush, who has campaigned on his record of caring for needy Texans, was caught flat-footed Wednesday by a federal court ruling that said his state has not provided adequate medical care for poor children. U.S. District Judge William Wayne Justice ruled earlier this month that Texas had not lived up to a 1996 legal agreement to improve children's access to Medicaid and to fix other problems in health care for the poor. Although the ruling was filed Aug.
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November 21, 1997 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just days before the trial of suspected killer Michael Dally is scheduled to begin, Superior Court Judge Frederick A. Jones announced Thursday that he will not preside over the celebrated case. Jones, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 1994, said in an interview that his health has deteriorated in recent months. Doctors told him last week that he needs a bone marrow transplant, which cannot be delayed for Dally's trial. "It can't wait," the 54-year-old judge said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1994
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Thursday forced hundreds of county health inspectors back into their cars to conduct health inspections, the latest twist in a bitter contract dispute that union officials warn could lead to alarger job action against the county. Judge Diane Wayne drew fire from union officials by revoking a temporary restraining order preventing the county from suspending inspectors who refuse to drive their vehicles.
NEWS
July 26, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
Eighteen people have tested positive for tuberculosis after the disease was diagnosed in the judge presiding over a bizarre murder-for-hire trial, authorities said Monday. Mary Stiles is charged with paying a teen-age neighbor $1,500 to kill her husband, Grady Stiles, a carnival performer known as Lobster Boy because of birth defects that left him with claw-like hands and stub legs.
NEWS
December 27, 1991 | Associated Press
The federal judge presiding over the drug and racketeering trial of former Panamanian leader Manuel A. Noriega was listed in stable condition Thursday after open-heart surgery. U.S. District Judge William M. Hoeveler, 69, underwent surgery Tuesday at Mercy Hospital. A spokesman at Hoeveler's office said the judge was expected to return to the bench when Noriega's trial resumes on Jan. 6 after a holiday break.
NEWS
September 6, 1991 | Reuters
Retiring Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall has been hospitalized for diagnostic tests, a hospital spokesman said Thursday. "Justice Marshall was admitted to the Bethesda Naval Medical Center for routine diagnostic testing after complaining of dizziness," Navy Lt. Cmdr. Bill Clyde said. "He's in good spirits and good condition. His vital signs are normal and there is no life-threatening condition at this time."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1994
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Thursday forced hundreds of county health inspectors back into their cars to conduct health inspections, the latest twist in a bitter contract dispute that union officials warn could lead to alarger job action against the county. Judge Diane Wayne drew fire from union officials by revoking a temporary restraining order preventing the county from suspending inspectors who refuse to drive their vehicles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1997 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just days before the trial of suspected killer Michael Dally is scheduled to begin, Superior Court Judge Frederick A. Jones announced Thursday that he will not preside over the celebrated case. Jones, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 1994, said in an interview that his health has deteriorated in recent months. Doctors told him last week that he needs a bone marrow transplant, which cannot be delayed for Dally's trial. "It can't wait," the 54-year-old judge said.
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April 9, 1991 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court judge Monday ordered the state to pay for San Diego County's program to provide health care for the medically indigent. The preliminary injunction, requested by the county, means county supervisors won't vote today to eliminate several key social programs, including mental health, child abuse prevention and the sheriff's special tactics unit, said David E. Janssen, the county's chief deputy administrative officer.
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December 22, 1990 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles federal judge who for 15 years has presided in an Orange County jail-overcrowding suit is recovering from brain surgery and questioning whether he will be retained on the controversial case. U.S. District Judge William P. Gray, 78, said Friday that he had a small benign tumor removed from his brain Dec. 7 and will not return to the bench for several weeks. "It is not cancerous," Gray said from his Pasadena home. "I'm doing just fine.
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