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The Resource Miles Lord : the maverick judge who brought corporate America to justice, Roberta Walburn

Miles Lord : the maverick judge who brought corporate America to justice, Roberta Walburn

Label
Miles Lord : the maverick judge who brought corporate America to justice
Title
Miles Lord
Title remainder
the maverick judge who brought corporate America to justice
Statement of responsibility
Roberta Walburn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the story of Miles Lord (1919-2016), who rose from humble beginnings on Minnesota's Iron Range to become one of the most colorful and powerful judges in the country, described as "an unabashed Prairie populist" and "a live-wire slayer of corporate behemoths." He cut a wide swath through history on his path to the bench: coming of age alongside a cadre of young Midwestern social-gospel progressives, including Hubert H. Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, and Walter Mondale, in the days before they reached national fame; teaming with Bobby Kennedy as a hotshot prosecutor in pursuit of Jimmy Hoffa; and serving as the secret envoy between his friends Hubert and Eugene in their battle for the soul of the Democratic party in the historic 1968 presidential campaign. Later, after donning his black robe, he reshaped jurisprudence with precedent-breaking rulings--on issues ranging from women's rights to consumer protection to education reform--and breaking trail when he ordered the shutdown of the Reserve Mining Company in northern Minnesota, which was spewing its waste into Lake Superior, in the most sensational trial of the early environmental era. One of Judge Lord's landmark cases--and interlaced as a centerpiece narrative of this book--involved the Dalkon Shield intrauterine device, which caused horrific infections in thousands of women, resulting in infertility and sometimes death. Author Roberta Walburn served as the judge's law clerk during that litigation in 1983-84, and she provides a page-turning account (both an insider's view and an in-depth chronicle) of what was called "one of the most disastrous episodes of American corporate misconduct." In the end, more than 200,000 women received nearly $3 billion in compensation, and the Fortune 500 defendant was left in ruins. But Judge Lord was hauled up on judicial misconduct charges for his no-holds-barred actions that were certainly provocative but also stand as a timely reminder, even (or especially) today, of the challenges in balancing the scales of justice for a legal system that too often skews to the rich and powerful."--Jacket
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10616261
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walburn, Roberta
Dewey number
  • 347.73/2234
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
KF373.L56
LC item number
W35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lord, Miles
  • Lord, Miles
  • Judges
  • District courts
  • Judges
  • District courts
  • Judges
  • Minnesota
  • United States
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the maverick judge who brought corporate America to justice
Label
Miles Lord : the maverick judge who brought corporate America to justice, Roberta Walburn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Boyhood on the range, 1919-1937 -- The Dalkon shield quagmire -- Young man in the cities, 1939-1948 -- Courtroom no. 1 -- Hotshot prosecutor, 1951-1952 -- Meeting the enemy -- Political wunderkind, 1954-1960 -- Lawyers objecting, witnesses stonewalling -- Persecutor of organized crime, 1961-1965 -- Judge lord goes to Richmond -- The people's judge, 1966 -- On the trail of secret documents -- Presidential politics, 1968 -- Sweeping corporate headquarters -- Election, 1968 -- The brink of settlement -- Bold on the bench, 1969-1972 -- The speech -- Judge Lord versus Reserve Mining, 1973-1974 -- A.H. Robins fires back -- Reserve Mining versus Judge Lord, 1974-1976 -- The judge stands accused -- Fire and brimstone, 1976-1981 -- Endgame
Control code
ocn978276032
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
384 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781517902315
Lccn
2017011917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)978276032
Label
Miles Lord : the maverick judge who brought corporate America to justice, Roberta Walburn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Boyhood on the range, 1919-1937 -- The Dalkon shield quagmire -- Young man in the cities, 1939-1948 -- Courtroom no. 1 -- Hotshot prosecutor, 1951-1952 -- Meeting the enemy -- Political wunderkind, 1954-1960 -- Lawyers objecting, witnesses stonewalling -- Persecutor of organized crime, 1961-1965 -- Judge lord goes to Richmond -- The people's judge, 1966 -- On the trail of secret documents -- Presidential politics, 1968 -- Sweeping corporate headquarters -- Election, 1968 -- The brink of settlement -- Bold on the bench, 1969-1972 -- The speech -- Judge Lord versus Reserve Mining, 1973-1974 -- A.H. Robins fires back -- Reserve Mining versus Judge Lord, 1974-1976 -- The judge stands accused -- Fire and brimstone, 1976-1981 -- Endgame
Control code
ocn978276032
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
384 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781517902315
Lccn
2017011917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)978276032

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