Johnnie Cochran may be a big-shot Los Angeles lawyer, complete with his own television show and clients like O.J. Simpson. But in the eyes of a Lubbock U.S. district judge, he’s just another lawyer whose motions will be thrown out if they do not conform with local rules.

A plaintiffs’ team headed by Cochran had two motions removed from the case file this week in a suit in which he represents a Virginia college basketball coach and two other African Americans. The plaintiffs are suing Lubbock and its police department for racial bias for erroneously detaining them in connection with a fraud investigation.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]