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WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that the Fourth Amendment is violated by a unique Iowa law that allow...


Attorneys representing Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro began presenting their defense in a preg...



Bankruptcy Attorneys Meet in Desert

Dec. 9, 1998
By Douglas Fabrick

Bankruptcy Attorneys Meet in Desert Nearly 450 bankruptcy attorneys and professionals met at the recent American Bankruptcy In...


After hearing several hours of testimony, the Public Safety Committee voted Monday to ask the Los Angeles City Council to con...



Pedaling for Profit

Dec. 9, 1998
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - Mattzilla, Messenger of Doom, is living proof that time is money. This bike messenger, whose real name is Mat...


WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether federal judges must pay an occupational license tax imposed b...



PHILADELPHIA - An appearance by a Supreme Court justice is a rare event, so when two justices participated last weekend in a ...


SAN FRANCISCO - Bringing some relief to a severely injured boy, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday that the child's $3...



Don't Look for State Bar Refund Any Time Soon

Dec. 9, 1998
By Don De Benedictis

CORONADO - A year ago, Marc D. Adelman, then the president of the State Bar of California, wrote to all the state's lawyers a...


Hospitals, Doctors Sued Over Mom's Care

Dec. 5, 1998
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

RIVERSIDE - Katherine Pipoly became ill and went into a coma last year at Inland Valley Medical Center shortly after giving b...



A lawyer who specialized in "asset protection" and two San Pedro bank officials have been convicted on federal criminal charg...


Mistrial Ordered in Killing of Crime Boss

Dec. 5, 1998
By Laura Impellizzeri

SAN FRANCISCO - Citing statements District Attorney Terence Hallinan made to the news media and the ensuing controversy, San ...



^^Capitol Notebook/Peter Blumberg ^^ SACRAMENTO - Not every newly elected official makes his first post-election public appear...


The University of California, Los Angeles cannot be sued for fraud in a class action brought by family members of those who w...



Local 660 of the Service Employees International Union Thursday weighed in on the raging debate over the Los Angeles County d...


Teachers Take Prop. 227 Grievances to Court

Dec. 5, 1998
By Martin Bergn

A number of teachers' organizations filed suit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, challenging a provision of Pro...



State Bar Back in Business

Dec. 5, 1998
By Don De Benedictis

Granting the beleaguered State Bar virtually everything it asked for and $2 more, the California Supreme Court on Thursday or...


Using what she characterized as a little bit of legal magic, a prosecutor has, in a manner of speaking, traveled back in time...



Court Curtails Police Liability For a Suicide

Dec. 5, 1998
By Philip Carrizosa

SAN FRANCISCO - Over a spirited dissent, a state appeal court on Thursday overturned a nearly $4 million jury verdict against...


Prison Guard Slaying Brings $2.3M Verdict

Dec. 2, 1998
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - In a civil case that put on trial California's prison policy of allowing lethal force to break up inmate figh...



Couple Blame Lawyer for Adoption Litigation

Dec. 2, 1998
By Anne La Jeunesse

By Anne La Jeunesse Daily Journal Reporter A Los Angeles couple whose adopted boy is a year old has filed a legal malpractice...


Airlines Not Immune From Personal Injury Suits

Dec. 2, 1998
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - Overruling two precedents, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held Monday that the federal Airline Deregula...



Congratulations Time Warner!

Dec. 2, 1998
By Craiq Anderson

SAN JOSE - Picking up on a growing national trend, a Carmel man who received a mailing announcing he had won $1.6 million in ...


Firm's Managing Partner Testifies

Dec. 2, 1998
By Denise Levin

Terry N. Christensen said from the witness stand Monday that he did not penalize a former law partner by withholding bonuses ...



Defense Begins Case in Ng Murder Trial

Dec. 2, 1998
By Tori Richards

SANTA ANA --- After 13 years of legal delay, the trial of accused serial killer Charles Ng is speeding along at a clip that s...


An Era's End

Dec. 2, 1998
By Michael Harris

Late this month will mark the end of an era of sorts for Los Angeles Superior Court. That's when criminal courts coordinator J...



Attorney Juggles Dual Roles in Bar And Ethics Panel

Dec. 2, 1998
By Don De Benedictis

The new head of the Los Angles City Ethics Commission intends to run it much the same way he runs the Los Angeles County Bar A...


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Census Bureau should be able to use statistical sampling as a "quality check" on the traditional head co...



SACRAMENTO - Throwing out the bulk of a lawsuit by Gov. Pete Wilson, a trial judge ruled Monday that state outreach and recru...


Longtime S.F. Defender Moves to Academe

Dec. 1, 1998
By Laura Impellizzeri

SAN FRANCISCO - Peter G. Keane, the county's chief deputy public defender, was named the new dean of Golden Gate University's...