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Giants 1, IRS 0, in Teams Back-Pay Tax Dispute

Mar. 30, 2000
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - In a tax victory for baseball owners, with implications for an array of lost-pay claims, a federal judge has r...


In rushing to approve a $1.7 billion Colombian military-aid package, Congress is ignoring drug-enforcement history - which sho...



Ticketmaster Competitor Didn't Infringe

Mar. 30, 2000
By Michael Jonathan Grinfeld

With a stroke of a pen Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Harry L. Hupp may have made it easier for millions of Web surfers to click...


SACRAMENTO - Under a proposal approved by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, mothers would be excused from jury duty...



Lesbian, Gay Lawyers Group To Celebrate 20

Mar. 30, 2000
By Contributing Writer

SAN FRANCISCO - When a crowd gathers Thursday evening in San Francisco to mark the 20th anniversary of one of the nation's old...


Bank Privacy Bill Clears Assembly Panel

Mar. 30, 2000
By Peter Blumberg

SACRAMENTO - A bill prohibiting banks from sharing or selling personal information about customers without their consent was p...



Seven S.F. Attorneys Change Firms Together

Mar. 30, 2000
By Leslie Gordon

SAN FRANCISCO - Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison has added seven corporate attorneys from the San Francisco office of Oakland-b...


George Calls for Judicial Pay Hike

Mar. 30, 2000
By Jean Guccione

SACRAMENTO - In his annual state of the judiciary address, Chief Justice Ronald M. George Tuesday urged lawmakers to increase ...



SAN DIEGO - Prayers offered at meetings of the Oceanside City Council have caught the attention of the American Civil Libertie...


Bradley Memorial

Mar. 30, 2000
By Martin Kruming

A memorial service for Madge Bradley , San Diego's first woman judge who served as a role model for so many in the legal commu...



Passive Problems

Mar. 30, 2000
By Columnist

Taxpayers who lease real or personal property to their closely held businesses should consult their tax advisers to ensure t...


Musical Courts

Mar. 30, 2000
By Columnist

FORUM Proposition 21 limited but certainly did not eliminate judges' power to determine whether to treat young criminal offend...



Deputies Use Corrosive Wall of Silence

Mar. 30, 2000
By Chris Ford

Thanks to a resilient sense of loyalty and a belief that they are superior to other law-enforcement personnel, deputies in the...


Members of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners continue to disagree over whether they should approve police departme...



Television producer Aaron Spelling's hilltop Beverly Hills mansion, which has been the source of contentious, high-profile lit...


Finlay Took Roundabout Way to Bench

Mar. 30, 2000
By Claude Walbert

SAN DIEGO - Nonviolent drug addicts, caught in a cycle of dependency that conventional arrest-and-punish strategy does nothing...



DA Persists With Charges in Stabbing Incident

Mar. 30, 2000
By Michael Harris

Even though the district attorney has dismissed one set of charges against a reputed gang member on grounds that crooked Rampa...


Suit Claims LAPD Targets Immigrants

Mar. 30, 2000
By Martin Bergn

Lawyers for alleged victims of the Rampart corruption scandal are going back to court in an effort to prevent LAPD officers fr...



Daewoos U.S. Affiliate Leaves Piano Man Singing the Blues

Mar. 30, 2000
By Michael Jonathan Grinfeld

SANTA ANA - Vernon Schafer arrived in California in 1950, a 20-year-old with a wife and a new baby. He spent the next 40 years...


In the Line of Fire

Mar. 30, 2000
By Tessa Jarrett

RANCHO CUCAMONGA - Like any other morning, security guard Al Levine fielded hundreds of questions from behind his desk at the ...



Judge: Firms Do Not Have Special Relationship

Mar. 29, 2000
By Denise Levin

Two law firms who were co-defendants in a lawsuit do not have a special relationship that would cause them to split the costs ...


A prominent Century City law firm has been sued for $4 million by a client who claims one of the firm's name partners failed t...



Global Solution

Mar. 29, 2000

Global Solution Arbitrating International Patent Disputes The option to arbitrate a dispute that concerns patent validity has ...


Ruling: Growers Must Pay for Commute Time

Mar. 29, 2000
By David Kravets

SAN FRANCISCO - Farmworkers scored a major victory Monday as the California Supreme Court ruled that growers must compensate l...



Wrongs or

Mar. 29, 2000
By Columnist

FORUM The Miranda rule is one tool we have and need to guard us against our guardians. Page 6. By Michael J. Kennedy I attende...


SACRAMENTO - Bucking his own party and the GOP, Democratic Gov. Gray Davis will urge the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Californ...



High Court Refuses to Hear Hotel Permit Case

Mar. 29, 2000
By Dennis Pfaff

SAN FRANCISCO - By the narrowest of margins, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday decided against taking the case of a pair of disgru...


By Jeffrey K. Winikow Janice Brown is the California Supreme Court's version of John Rocker. Although more eloquent and better...



Former Illinois prosecutor William Kunkle Jr. is no stranger to murderous depravity. He became familiar with crystal clear evi...


Winning Writes

Mar. 29, 2000
By Columnist

How important is writing? Ninety-eight percent of all civil lawsuits never go to trial, never go in front of witnesses or a ju...