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Judge John V. Singleton to be Honored

On Thursday, 1 November 2012, at 3:00 pm, the judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas will host a dedication to the Honorable John V. Singleton, retired district judge, in Houston’s 11th floor ceremonial courtroom. Light refreshments will be served following the dedication. All friends, colleagues and members of the judiciary have been invited to attend.

John V. Singleton was a district judge in the Southern District of Texas from 1966 to 1992. Judge Singleton was nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on 28 June 1966, and confirmed by the Senate on 22 July 1966. He served as chief judge from 1979 to 1988.

Prior to his judicial service, Judge Singleton was in private practice in Houston representing corporate clients. He presided over hundreds of cases during his judicial career, including criminal and civil price fixing cases against 14 corrugated box companies and 27 of their corporate officers and an ensuing consolidated multidistrict class action which was then the largest such case ever tried to a jury. He also decided the landmark trade dress case, Two Pesos, Inc. v. Taco Cabana, Inc. He has been a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States and of many Bar committees.