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Attorney Enters Pleas in Altercations

Mar. 31, 1999
By Matthew Heller

SAN BERNARDINO - Six months after his controversial arrest by a police SWAT team, a family law attorney has pleaded guilty to...


Two San Francisco-based law firms were hit by the self-replicating "Melissa" computer virus Friday, causing them to cut off t...



Attorney: Jury Selection Biased

Mar. 31, 1999
By Patricia Jocobus

SAN FRANCISCO - Criminal defense attorney Oscar Bobrow seethes as a Contra Costa County prosecutor uses up her peremptory cha...


Lawyers Fined in Sprewell Challenge

Mar. 31, 1999
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - Making good on his threat, U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker on Monday dismissed former Golden State Warriors ...



While UCLA law school graduate Emanuel Johnson may indeed have doctored his transcripts to land a job at Arnold & Porter,...


Sections Seek Place on State Bar Board

Mar. 31, 1999
By Don De Benedictis

COSTA MESA - For nearly six months, State Bar President Raymond C. Marshall has tried to heal the rift that developed last ye...



In his first public comments as the governor's judicial appointments secretary, Burt Pines offered long-awaited hope to openl...


WASHINGTON - Taking on a knotty issue that has divided the lower courts, the Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether ...



Appeals Panel Bites the Hand That Feeds It

Mar. 31, 1999
By Anna Marie Stolley

The fur practically flew in the appeal court Monday as the justices addressed a case between the estate of Lillian Disney, wi...


Inglewood City Attorney Claims Discrimination

Mar. 31, 1999
By Michael Harris

The former acting city attorney of Inglewood has filed a reverse discrimination claim with the state against Mayor Roosevelt ...



SACRAMENTO - Attorney General Bill Lockyer says it may be a long time before Californians can legally use marijuana for medic...


Shakespeare in Court

Mar. 30, 1999
By E Freudenthal

Trial attorneys are trained to organize the facts of their argument in a way that compels a jury to agree with them. Actors a...



Retailers Latest Target in Y2K Battlefield

Mar. 30, 1999
By Craiq Anderson

SAN JOSE - In the first Y2K lawsuit targeting computer retailers, a Concord man is claiming that Circuit City and a host of o...


Software Maker Held Unfair to Buyers

Mar. 30, 1999
By Craiq Anderson

SAN JOSE - Plaintiffs' attorneys won a partial victory in a Y2K lawsuit filed against a software manufacturer for allegedly t...



Nice Work If You Can Get It

Mar. 30, 1999
By Anna Marie Stolley

In 1963, real-estate-businessman-turned-kidnapper Barry Keenan made headlines by snatching Frank Sinatra's son from a Nevada ...


Leftover Wilson Litigation Dogs Governor

Mar. 27, 1999
By Peter Blumberg

SACRAMENTO - Gov. Gray Davis inherited a slew of lawsuits initiated or defended by his predecessor, Republican Pete Wilson, a...



Attorney Leaves Graham & James For McCutchen

Mar. 27, 1999
By Leslie Gordon

SAN FRANCISCO - Corporate lawyer Alan B. Kalin has left Graham & James in Palo Alto to become a partner in the Palo Alto ...


Former Secretary Accuses Firm of Harassment

Mar. 27, 1999
By Anne La Jeunesse

A former legal secretary has filed a complaint against a Beverly Hills law firm, accusing the firm, two of its attorneys and ...



Ernst & Young Nabs Wilson Sonsini Tax Head

Mar. 27, 1999
By Leslie Gordon

SAN FRANCISCO - Glen Arlen Kohl, chairman of the tax department at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and a member of the f...


Y2K Bill Moves to Senate Floor

Mar. 27, 1999
By Daniel Shaw

WASHINGTON - A landmark bill designed to curb litigation spawned by the looming year-2000 computer problem took another step ...



A camper manufacturer has won a $6.3 million jury verdict against Republic Indemnity Company of America in a workers' compens...


Sentencing Concludes Long Misdemeanor Trial

Mar. 27, 1999
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

SAN BERNARDINO - Anthony Banks, a Los Angeles man who contended San Bernardino police officers pulled him over and beat him b...



Law firm partners are not responsible for each other's actions, a judge has ruled in dismissing a handful of individual defen...


Judge Quashes Isuzu Roll-Over Verdict

Mar. 27, 1999
By Maribeth Tan

VENTURA - A judge has quashed an award of $3.6 million in damages to a woman seriously injured when her sport-utility vehicle...



Proposed Settlement Angers Plaintiffs

Mar. 27, 1999
By Denise Levin

The courtroom was transformed into a revival meeting as hundreds of people who claim their loved ones' bodies were disinterre...


Family of Riverside Shooting Victim Files Claim

Mar. 27, 1999
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

RIVERSIDE - Attorneys for the family of a black woman slain by Riverside police are calling the claim filed by her parents ag...



It was one of the strangest and longest-running trials in Juvenile Court history - a year-long proceeding that affected the l...


Tackling a long-running controversy from the American Bar Association, trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association hav...



County Will Settle Jailhouse Physicians Suit

Mar. 26, 1999
By Lauren Blau

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to spend $225,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former supervising jail physici...


VENTURA - For 20 years, the annual Judges' Night, sponsored by the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association, has been a quiet...