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Writer's Mighty Ducks Suit Remains Airborne

Apr. 7, 1999
By Garry Abrams

A Los Angeles federal district judge has rejected the Walt Disney Co.'s bid to dismiss a lawsuit by a screenwriter who claims...


Wartime Evacuation

Apr. 7, 1999
By Don De Benedictis

Among the casualties of hostilities in the former Yugoslavia is an American Bar Association-sponsored program to help improve...



Judicial Board Could Change Its Inclination

Apr. 7, 1999
By Jean Guccione

As Appellate Justice J. Anthony Kline and his lawyers prepare his defense for a public disciplinary hearing next month, it no...


WASHINGTON - Ruling on an issue that arose during the Menendez brothers murder case, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Mond...



First DA Knew Best, Defense Claims

Apr. 7, 1999
By Michael Harris

Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Richard Rosenthal last year took the unusual step of disqualifying himself from a ...


Appeals Panel Cool to Prop. 209 Argument

Apr. 7, 1999
By Philip Carrizosa

SAN FRANCISCO - A strong attack on a San Francisco affirmative-action "outreach" program for companies owned by women and min...



VICTORVILLE - Five-year-old Arthur Jennings Jr. weighed only 35 pounds when he was found dead at the bottom of a desert mine ...


Slash $51.5M Award, Tobacco Lawyer Urges Judge

Apr. 6, 1999
By Patricia Jocobus

SAN FRANCISCO - The fate of a $51.5 million tobacco liability jury verdict against Philip Morris Inc., is in the hands of San...



Attorney Called a Driving Time Bomb

Apr. 6, 1999
By Michael Harris

Los Angeles County prosecutors have failed to have bail increased to $1 million for a personal injury attorney whom they desc...


S.F. Public Defender Wants More Money for Staffing

Apr. 6, 1999
By Laura Impellizzeri

SAN FRANCISCO - Public Defender Jeff Brown has hit the San Francisco mayor's office with a request for a $900,000 boost in hi...



Motions Are Filed to Open Katzenberg Hearing

Apr. 6, 1999
By Garry Abrams

Reporters for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and the entertainment trade newspaper Daily Variety on Friday filed a motion in L...


Safety in Numbers

Apr. 6, 1999
By Tom Orewyler

Most corporate lawyers say that the value of a mergers and acquisitions practice is measured by the number of transactions th...



SAN FRANCISCO - One month after the state and federal governments and Pacific Lumber Co. reached a landmark agreement preserv...


SACRAMENTO - Attorney General Bill Lockyer won bipartisan legislative support Tuesday for his proposal to create a special un...



VENTURA - Public defenders who represented a man condemned to die for killing a Ventura County sheriff's deputy say they may ...


Attorney Noted As One of the 'Good Guys'

Apr. 6, 1999
By Jodi Weisberg

PHOENIX, ARIZ. - For more than half a century John Frank has garnered headlines and awards for his efforts to reshape U.S. cr...



Owner Admits to 'Skimming' Estates

Apr. 6, 1999
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

RIVERSIDE - An owner of a financial services company being investigated by Riverside prosecutors has admitted in court record...


Take Back the Courts

Apr. 6, 1999
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - Federal judges in the state's Northern District have adopted a new lawyer discipline procedure at a time when...



MONTEREY - G. Gervaise Davis is an intellectual property specialist and champion of the underdog who focused on computers, so...


Philanderer Gets Second Shot at Defending Self

Apr. 6, 1999
By Anna Marie Stolley

A state appeal panel has reversed the assault and battery convictions of a supermarket security guard who claimed he shot one...



Bronson Will Dissolve After Key Losses

Apr. 6, 1999
By Leslie Gordon

SAN FRANCISCO - Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon is following in the footsteps of Jackson Tufts Cole & Black, becoming the...


New Bill Would Restore Much Of Old State Bar

Apr. 3, 1999
By Tom Dresslar

SACRAMENTO - California lawyers would have to meet less rigorous continuing education requirements under a proposal likely to...



Trial Date Set in Suit Against Holden

Apr. 3, 1999
By Lauren Blau

A year after an appellate court ruled her case was erroneously dismissed, a former field deputy for Los Angeles City Councilm...


A malicious-prosecution lawsuit has been filed against entertainment lawyer Martin D. Singer, his firm and a client by a book...



Final Nod Given to Grave-Digging Settlement

Apr. 3, 1999
By Denise Levin

A $3.8 million settlement by about 70 mortuaries that did business with Paradise Memorial Park, where graves were dug up and ...


UCLA Wins Dismissal of the Body of a Lawsuit

Apr. 3, 1999
By Denise Levin

A court commissioner has struck the last remaining cause of action that could bring monetary damage in a lawsuit against UCLA...



Housing Woes

Apr. 3, 1999
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - It is a homeowner's worst nightmare: Cracks appear in floors and walls; water seeps up through the cement flo...


Justices Uphold Child Sex Abuse Act

Apr. 3, 1999
By Philip Carrizosa

SAN FRANCISCO - A defendant charged with continuous sexual abuse of a minor under a 1990 state law can be convicted based in ...



Court Upholds Prisoner's Right to Hormones

Apr. 3, 1999
By Dennis Pfaff

SAN FRANCISCO - State prison officials can't abruptly stop female hormone treatments for transsexual inmates after first allo...


Waive Goodbye?

Apr. 3, 1999
By Tom Dresslar

SACRAMENTO - In its attempt to avoid the problem of federal pre-emption, a bill to curb mandatory arbitration could have far-...