Lawyer Joseph Cotchett, fighting MLB on San Jose's behalf, shines light on injustice

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San Jose Mercury News
07.20.2013

Ask most lawyers about their achievements and they'll tick off a list of courtroom victories. Joseph Cotchett boasts of his losses.

The award-winning attorney, now representing San Jose in its antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball for impeding the Oakland A's planned move to the city, proudly recounts his efforts on behalf of the family of slain civil-rights worker Viola Liuzzo. Cotchett contended the FBI was liable in Liuzzo's death because an FBI informant was with the Ku Klux Klansmen who fatally shot her on an Alabama highway in 1965.

"It was one of the greatest cases I ever tried," Cotchett said, adding matter-of-factly: "I lost."  (To read the entire article, please click HERE)

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