Efforts by Winona Ryder's attorney, Mark Geragos, to remove the L.A. district attorney's office from her shoplifting case have failed. The actress's rep alleged that L.A.'s D.A. "had an axe to grind" with the celeb and hoped the California state D.A.'s office would take over her prosecution instead. However, Judge Elden Fox ruled that sufficient cause for such a drastic move had not been shown.