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March 19, 1993 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An outraged deputy public defender demanded a Superior Court judge's work notes Thursday after finding a three-page document in a court file that she said called her "a flaming liberal" and questioned her position on abortion. Orange County Superior Court Judge Michael Brenner, who denied the request to make the memo public, said the personal remarks were part of legal notes prepared for him by an unnamed researcher.
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March 19, 1993 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An outraged deputy public defender demanded a Superior Court judge's work notes Thursday after finding a three-page document in a court file that she said called her "a flaming liberal" and questioned her position on abortion. Orange County Superior Court Judge Michael Brenner, who denied the request to make the memo public, said the personal remarks were part of legal notes prepared for him by an unnamed researcher.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1987
Gov. George Deukmejian on Wednesday appointed Los Angeles County prosecutor Michael Brenner to the Orange County Municipal Court. Brenner, 46, of Villa Park, will replace Judge C. Robert Jameson, who was promoted to the Superior Court. Brenner has been a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles since 1970. Before that he was a partner in the Redondo Beach law firm of Needle & Brenner and a public defender for Los Angeles County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A state appeals court will weigh in on which Nguyen won the Feb. 7 election for a seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Garden Grove City Councilwoman Janet Nguyen was declared the winner after a recount, a decision upheld by Superior Court Judge Michael Brenner. Michael Schroeder, a lawyer for Garden Grove schools trustee Trung Nguyen, appealed the decision Wednesday, arguing that Brenner had misinterpreted the law in assessing how the recount was conducted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT
A Superior Court judge put off ruling Tuesday on whether to issue a temporary injunctionblocking the city from operating its own ambulance service. CareLine California, one of two companies that had provided the city's emergency ambulance service until last week, had sought the injunction. The company's attorneys argued that, according to its own codes, the city must bid along with private companies if it wants to provide service.
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December 8, 1993 | GREG HERNANDEZ
A 31-year-old karate instructor has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to 12 counts of felony child molestation in a case involving a 15-year-old girl, authorities said Tuesday. Maurice Lamont Jones of San Clemente was given the sentence Monday by Orange County Superior Court Judge Michael Brenner, said Sheriff's Lt. Dan Martini. Jones was arrested Aug. 26 at the South Orange County Probation Department in Laguna Niguel after a weeklong investigation.
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October 28, 1998 | E. Scott Reckard
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre was awarded $543,000 in legal fees Tuesday from its long battle against the former owner of the defunct Lion Country Safari animal park. During 12 years of litigation over use of the site in Irvine, Lion Country owner Harry Shuster and his United Leisure Corp. had threatened to tear down the outdoor concert venue, which had subleased land from him. Shuster settled lawsuits last summer with The Irvine Co., which owns the property.
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February 3, 1994 | E. J. GONG JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seventeen doctors and employees of nine area health clinics who face charges of insurance fraud and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud had their arraignments postponed Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court. Superior Court Judge Michael Brenner rescheduled arraignment for Feb. 23 for the 17 defendants, all of whom were released on their own recognizance. Their lawyers refused to comment after the brief court appearance.
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November 28, 1995 | LEN HALL
A Superior Court judge has ruled that a group of Laguna Niguel residents may not put gates and guards at entrances to their community, which has a public park within its boundaries. The 250-member El Niguel Heights Homeowners Assn. had previously won permission from Laguna Niguel officials to gate the 18-year-old tract as long as public access to the two-acre Seminole Park was ensured.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1997
Owners of the Wild Rivers water park on Tuesday appealed a judge's decision giving its landlord the green light to make good on his threats to demolish the Irvine attraction. Attorneys for the water park are asking the 4th District Court of Appeal to prevent Los Angeles businessman Harry Shuster from obtaining demolition permits and moving to take down the $8-million facility when his master lease on the underlying property expires Feb. 28.
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March 7, 2007 | Mike Anton, Times Staff Writer
Orange County supervisors said Tuesday that whoever a judge decides won last month's election for an open board seat will be sworn in at their March 27 meeting. Originally intending to fill the vacant position Tuesday, supervisors acceded to Monday's request by Orange County Superior Court Judge Michael Brenner that they wait until after a March 21 trial over a contested recount in the race, between Republicans Janet Nguyen and Trung Nguyen.
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