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February 17, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
President Clinton's legal troubles may not be over: In Little Rock, Ark., U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright said she is prepared to consider whether he should be found in contempt of court for his testimony about Monica S. Lewinsky in Paula Corbin Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit. Wright said she waited to address the issue because of the impeachment trial and because Jones' case was before an appeals court. It was settled out of court in December for $850,000.
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February 17, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
President Clinton's legal troubles may not be over: In Little Rock, Ark., U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright said she is prepared to consider whether he should be found in contempt of court for his testimony about Monica S. Lewinsky in Paula Corbin Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit. Wright said she waited to address the issue because of the impeachment trial and because Jones' case was before an appeals court. It was settled out of court in December for $850,000.
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November 10, 1998 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Before she dismissed Paula Corbin Jones' sexual harassment suit against the president, the federal judge in the case did her best to promote a settlement, even offering to personally persuade the former Arkansas clerk that she "would have a difficult time winning her case," according to court documents released Monday. U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright is just one of several people, including some of her own lawyers, who have urged Jones to settle the four-year-old case--to no avail.
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November 10, 1998 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Before she dismissed Paula Corbin Jones' sexual harassment suit against the president, the federal judge in the case did her best to promote a settlement, even offering to personally persuade the former Arkansas clerk that she "would have a difficult time winning her case," according to court documents released Monday. U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright is just one of several people, including some of her own lawyers, who have urged Jones to settle the four-year-old case--to no avail.
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September 21, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Susan McDougal asked a federal judge in Little Rock to delay her Whitewater trial in Arkansas while she stands trial on embezzlement charges in Los Angeles. President Clinton's former business partner is scheduled for trial Sept. 28. She is accused of criminal contempt and obstruction of justice for refusing to testify before a grand jury that investigated the Arkansas business deals of Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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August 8, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge said she plans to set a trial date in Paula Corbin Jones' sexual-harassment lawsuit against President Clinton during a hearing later this month. U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright said in a court order that the trial will be scheduled in her Little Rock, Ark., courtroom. Jones has accused Clinton of pressuring her to perform a sex act with him at a Little Rock hotel in May 1991 while he was governor of Arkansas and she was a state employee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1999
Re "Refreshing Ruling Blows Away the 'Is, Is' Smoke," Opinion, April 18: Despite the point raised by Suzanne Garment that the content of the 32-page opinion speaks to the boorish conduct of President Clinton, the fact remains that Judge Susan Webber Wright had no legal right to issue the opinion. Period. It is unfortunate that Garment sees the situation as a legal ambiguity, when in reality, Justice Wright has abused her authority. President Clinton's behavior was obnoxious, but even a first-year law student can see and appreciate the blatant misuse of the power to impose sanctions.
NEWS
September 10, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge let Paula Corbin Jones' lawyers withdraw from her sexual-harassment lawsuit against President Clinton but ordered that the case stay on course for a trial in May. "All deadlines shall remain in place," U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright said in an order that let Joseph Cammarata and Gilbert K. Davis quit as Jones' lawyers. New attorneys for Jones have yet to emerge.
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July 31, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The lead law firm for Paula Jones said in Little Rock, Ark., that it will not appeal a federal judge's order awarding it $79,999 from President Clinton for costs incurred because of his false testimony about his relationship with Monica S. Lewinsky. The decision by Dallas-based Rader, Campbell, Fisher & Pyke all but wraps up Jones' dispute with Clinton.
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October 31, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge issued a gag order in the sexual-harassment suit brought against President Clinton by Paula Corbin Jones, directing attorneys for both sides to stop discussing the case outside the courtroom. U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright also ordered that all filings in the case be placed under seal.
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May 8, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Paula Corbin Jones' lawyers asked a judge in Little Rock, Ark., to order President Clinton to pay nearly $500,000 in legal reimbursements after he was found in contempt of court in her sexual harassment case. Their proposal came a month after U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright found Clinton in contempt for giving intentionally false testimony about his relationship with Monica S. Lewinsky.
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November 14, 1998 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton agreed Friday to pay $850,000 to Paula Corbin Jones to end her sexual harassment lawsuit, finally settling a case that began as an embarrassing nuisance for the former Arkansas governor but later sparked a criminal investigation that threatened to topple him from office. In settling the case, Clinton did not apologize to the former Arkansas state clerk or admit wrongdoing. Fifteen months ago, well before the name Monica S.
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