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August 1, 1988 | United Press International
A federal judge in Los Angeles today dismissed a lawsuit brought by a high school girl who refused on moral grounds to dissect a frog after lawyers for her school agreed to let her do the class work using photos of a frog that had died of natural causes. Jenifer Graham, 16, sued the Victor Valley High School District in Victorville in June, 1987, seeking alternative work to the dissection, arguing that it would violate her religious beliefs. "I don't think she has any choice in this," U.S.
April 17, 1990
A federal judge in Los Angeles dismissed a lawsuit Monday against Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was accused of violating a contract to make a movie from his novel, "Love in the Time of Cholera." U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real threw out the case after apparently finding that the Colombian author had never entered into an enforceable contract with producer Richard Roth to make a movie based on the best-selling book, attorneys said. On Dec.
October 1, 1987 | JANE W. APPLEGATE
BROCK International, the El Toro precious-metals brokerage raided Tuesday by state and federal agents, was placed in receivership by a federal judge. Chief U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real also issued orders freezing 13 bank and brokerage accounts held by BROCK in the United States, the Netherlands and London, according to court records unsealed Wednesday.
November 28, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein
A federal judge has overturned the jury conviction of three correctional officers accused of abusing inmates at the state prison. U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real ruled Monday that jurors erred last month when they convicted Robert McGowan, 38, Thomas Ramos, 51, and Hector Flores, 39, of civil rights violations and conspiracy to obstruct justice. The case grew out of a May 9, 2002, melee at the prison. Several prisoners were shackled, placed in a van and sent to another unit of the prison.
December 31, 2006
Re "Panel votes to censure U.S. judge," Dec. 23 The recent censure of U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was long overdue. Real has been a loose cannon for many years, and he had gotten away with it until now. There are many instances of judicial misconduct on both the state and federal levels that go unpunished far too often. They are swept under the rug by judicial disciplinary commissions with the rationale that the public would lose faith in the judiciary were they to publicize some judges' incredible misbehaviors.
December 19, 1998
The leader of a drug trafficking ring that shipped cocaine and heroin from Los Angeles to cities as far away as Atlanta was sentenced Friday to life in federal prison. Michel "Bill" Withers, 40, of Chino Hills was convicted in September of drug trafficking, conspiracy and operating a continuing criminal enterprise. Withers' ring used couriers to transport drug shipments by car and plane to a number of cities, including St. Louis, Atlanta, Memphis, Tenn., Louisville, Ky.
January 19, 2011 | By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
A former Hollywood producer whose lenient sentence on a 2006 fraud conviction outraged his victims and led to reversal by a federal appeals court drew a fresh four-year sentence Tuesday for padding his community service hours to go to movies and the gym. U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real ordered Joseph Medawar to prison for 45 months for violating the probation to which he was sentenced after "scamming" friends and business colleagues out of...
April 11, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A federal judge today awarded more than $2.7 million to the family of a Norwalk truck driver and his son, both of whom died in the 1986 crash of an Aeromexico jet in Cerritos. U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real ruled that the family of Joe Guzman, 45, and his 18-year-old son Robert were entitled to $2,733,666 in compensation for their economic and personal losses.
A federal judge in Los Angeles denied bail Thursday to Richard (R. G.) Reynolds, ordering the talk show host and financial adviser to remain in custody through his trial on charges of mail fraud and witness tampering. The trial is to begin June 11. Reynolds, 44, who produced and hosted syndicated radio and television financial talk shows and wrote a newsletter, is charged with 60 counts of fraud for allegedly duping hundreds of investors out of nearly $3 million.
March 21, 1991 | MACK REED
A Port Hueneme man whose foot had to be amputated after he served time in Ventura County Jail has lost a federal lawsuit alleging that negligence by the county sheriff's staff led to an infection that forced the amputation. U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real on Monday dismissed a civil rights lawsuit filed by Jose Miguel Trujillo on the ground that Trujillo, 38, had not proved that jailers showed deliberate indifference toward his illness.
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