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Silicon Sizzle Defines Year in Dealmaking

Jan. 6, 1999
By Tom Orewyler

California law firms were among the beneficiaries of $307 billion in California deals last year - a significant number of whi...


The 1099 Nightmare

Jan. 5, 1999
By Don De Benedictis

A year after a new tax law specifically targeting lawyers took effect, the Internal Revenue Service has yet to issue regulati...



Annuities Settlement Will Help Educate Seniors

Jan. 5, 1999
By Don De Benedictis

The multimillion-dollar settlement last week between the state attorney general's office and an Ohio-based life insurance comp...


Justices Let West Hollywood Gun Ordinance Stand

Dec. 24, 1998
By Philip Carrizosa

SAN FRANCISCO - In a sharp defeat for the gun lobby, the California Supreme Court refused Tuesday to consider a challenge to ...



SAN DIEGO - A Superior Court judge recommended that the 4th District Court of Appeal grant a habeas corpus motion filed by fo...


Law Will Help Boot Drug-Dealing Tenants

Dec. 24, 1998
By Lauren Blau

A new law that will go on the books in January will help Los Angeles evict suspected drug dealers from their apartments, and ...



SANTA ANA - Services are pending in Virginia for former Orange County Superior Court Presiding Judge Philip E. Cox. Cox died ...


Ontario Officials Lobby for New Courthouse

Dec. 24, 1998
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

ONTARIO - Building new courthouses in San Bernardino, the High Desert and Rancho Cucamonga were among options presented to Sa...



SACRAMENTO - Daniel M. Kolkey, Gov. Pete Wilson's legal affairs secretary, has been confirmed as a justice on the 3rd Distric...


SAN FRANCISCO - Superior Court Judge William Cahill recused District Attorney Terence Hallinan and his entire office Monday fr...



In an extremely rare, if not unprecedented, occurrence in California's criminal courts, a convicted two-strike defendant has ...


A Pasadena attorney who initially was accused of raping a client and mishandling a civil lawsuit against her company has been...



Judges Dedication Is Admired

Dec. 24, 1998
By V. H. Jolly

SAN DIEGO - It's 7 a.m. and Superior Court Judge Terry J. Knoepp has been in chambers for almost an hour, poring over court do...


Molester Can Be Denied Sexually Oriented Matter

Dec. 24, 1998
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has ruled a convicted child molester may be barred from possessing "sexually stimulat...



Pillsburys Firing Of a Passionate Partner Is Upheld

Dec. 24, 1998
By Anna Marie Stolley

As affairs between lawyers in the same office go, it wasn't the most chivalrous breakup. Besides calling his ex-lover a "gutt...


Charter Commission Chairs Reach Compromise

Dec. 22, 1998
By Lauren Blau

The city attorney's office should remain unified under an elected city attorney, but control over litigation should be shared...



Jehovahs Witness Verdict: A Compromise?

Dec. 22, 1998
By Anne La Jeunesse

Both the prosecutor and defense attorneys who tried the case of Keith Eric Cook, a 32-year-old mechanic convicted Friday of g...


WASHINGTON - In its final report delivered to Congress Friday, a commission charged with studying the structure of the federa...



Still stinging from widespread criticism of its $900,000 lobbying contract two years ago, the State Bar Board of Governors has...


Sandbagged?

Dec. 22, 1998
By Anne La Jeunesse

Dona Bracke, who recently was fired from her post as a Glendale Municipal Court traffic commissioner, says she was "sandbagge...



Chapman Law Dean Aims High

Dec. 22, 1998
By Michael Ueda

ANAHEIM - Now that Parham Williams Jr. has led Chapman University School of Law through the harrowing experience of gaining th...


Garcetti Kicks Off Campaign For Third Term

Dec. 22, 1998
By Michael Harris

With California's March 2000 primary election just 15 months off, Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti has begun...



Embroiled in a lawsuit with the developer of the home she was selling, attorney Lisa Hervatin did not suspect that the prospe...


A Question of Trust

Dec. 22, 1998
By Vivien Lou Chen

Originally, Bank of America and real estate lawyer Ernest L. Messner Jr. were on the same side, as co-administrators of a tru...



Complaining the police department is not properly paying overtime, Los Angeles police officers have sued the city of Los Ange...


Foster Children Over 18 Cut Off from Benefits

Dec. 19, 1998
By Anna Marie Stolley

A state appeal panel has ruled that foster children who have reached 18 are not entitled to county aid to help them complete ...



Publisher CEB Gets a Reprieve From University

Dec. 19, 1998
By Anthony Aarons And Tom Orewyler

Berkeley-based Continuing Education of the Bar, the cash-strapped provider of legal education materials, will not be sold or ...


Pillsbury, Heller, Howard Rice Set 1999 Promotions

Dec. 19, 1998
By Pamela Mc Clintock

SAN FRANCISCO - The law firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin has elected a record number of eight asso...



Cops Keep Getting the Wrong Man

Dec. 19, 1998
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

RIVERSIDE - Fontana resident Pedro Villegas has filed a lawsuit against the cities of Fontana and Long Beach, claiming that p...


SAN FRANCISCO - Chief Justice Ronald M. George said Thursday that he wants to re-examine the procedures of the state Commissio...