Judge John Patrick Lavelle
Judge John P. Lavelle, the retired president judge of Carbon County, Pennsylvania, a pioneer of computerized case management, and a historian of the justice system in the state's coal region, who presided over a precedent-shattering libel trial against The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1990, died Friday, Oct. 20 at his home in Lehighton, Pa., surrounded by loving family. He was 86.
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Basic InformationBornFeb 18, 1931DiedOct 20, 2017
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