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Top Level Managers Leaving Patent Office

Oct. 6, 1998
By James Evans

SAN JOSE - The departures of high-level officials at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reflect continuing instability at t...


Local Bar Leaders Table Plans for a Voluntary Bar

Oct. 6, 1998
By Don De Benedictis

MONTEREY - The group of local bar leaders who have struggled for months to design a statewide voluntary bar association to fi...



Prosecutors have filed an affidavit of prejudice against Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lance Ito, prompting his unconteste...


Initial Public Off-Season

Oct. 6, 1998
By Leslie Gordon

Late last month, eBay, a San Jose-based Internet auction company, went public. Its shares were priced at $18, but at one poin...



O.C. Elects PJ, Assistant for Unified Court

Oct. 6, 1998
By Tori Richards

SANTA ANA - The votes are in, and Orange County Superior Court's presiding and assistant presiding judges have been selected....


Partners in Protection

Oct. 6, 1998
By Tori Richards

WESTMINSTER - Deputy District Attorney Sonia Balleste was concerned. She arrived at work Tuesday morning and was going throug...



WASHINGTON - A deal worked out last week between the White House and the Senate Republican leadership may lead to a rash of j...


WASHINGTON - Labor and business will be going to the mat before the Supreme Court this week on whether workers covered by col...



Wilson Sonsini Wins Its Own Invention Patent

Oct. 3, 1998
By Craiq Anderson

SAN JOSE - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati of Palo Alto, which specializes in offering legal assistance to Silicon Valle...


Poll: Lawyers Want the Right to Elect Board

Oct. 3, 1998
By Don J. De Benedictis

California lawyers overwhelmingly believe they should keep the right to elect most of the members of the State Bar Board of G...



Riverside President Sees Local Bar Responding to New Duties

Oct. 3, 1998
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

RIVERSIDE - As newly installed president of the Riverside County Bar Association, Diane Catran Roth has clearly defined goals...


Online Law School Features No Classrooms

Oct. 3, 1998
By Michael Ueda

^^The Paper Chase / Michael Ueda^^ Scheduled to open later this month, Concord University School of Law, based in the Westwood...



Last year, Los Angeles resident Adrian G. Ready was shocked to find that he was dead. And in the eyes of the Social Security ...


DA Doubted on One-Day Service

Oct. 3, 1998
By Michael Harris

Los Angeles County court officials said Thursday that despite District Attorney Gil Garcetti's call for the implementation of...



Neither guppy nor goldfish, it was, in fact, a thrashing lemon shark that left Steven Rosenbloom hospitalized for three days....


In a world where people often look for others to blame for their troubles, the story of a father of two who is suing his form...



Los Angeles City Attorney James K. Hahn and Attorney General Dan Lungren took a fight public Thursday over Hahn's lawsuit aga...


Wilson Vetoes Bill to Expand Rights at Work

Oct. 3, 1998
By Peter Blumberg

SACRAMENTO - Siding with the business community, Gov. Pete Wilson has vetoed a sweeping civil rights bill that would have expa...



How Much Was the 'A' Sign in the Window?

Sep. 26, 1998
By Lauren Blau

Restaurants in Los Angeles County have been on the front burner recently because of the controversy over cleanliness in the ki...


San Diego Ex-Prosecutor Appeals Termination

Sep. 26, 1998
By Marty Graham

SAN DIEGO - Former deputy district attorney James Fitzpatrick, whose termination for misconduct from the district attorney's ...



Fast-Track Civil Trial System Called a Success

Sep. 26, 1998
By Tori Richards

SANTA ANA --- A new fast-track civil trial system has been a great success in getting cases to trial faster, according to a s...


Financial Matchmaking

Sep. 26, 1998
By Leslie Gordon

Garage.com is a very '90's, very Silicon Valley version of "The Dating Game." The Web site, brainchild of Venture Law Group f...



Advise and Consent

Sep. 26, 1998
By Daniel Shaw

WASHINGTON - Taking a slap at the Clinton administration and a possible preemptive strike at future White Houses, the Senate ...


Plaintiffs' attorney Thomas V. Girardi, lauded by colleagues and feared by adversaries for his knack of winning multimillion-...



New Law Fleshing Out DNA Banks Feared, Praised

Sep. 26, 1998
By Peter Blumberg

SACRAMENTO - The sexual assault and murder of a 76-year-old woman. The rape of a pregnant woman resulting in the death of her...


State Bar Purges Republican Critic From Governors

Sep. 23, 1998
By Don De Benedictis

The State Bar of California suddenly and unexpectedly removed a persistent Republican critic from its Board of Governors last...



Claims Board: Settle 'Sex Slave' Case

Sep. 23, 1998
By Cheryl Romo

On Monday, Los Angeles County's Claims Board forwarded $974,000 in lawsuit settlements to the Board of Supervisors for cases ...


Trash Dump Opponents Hope Dirt Spills

Sep. 23, 1998
By Mathew Heller

RANCHO CUCAMONGA - A convicted felon accused of conspiring with a trash-company executive to subvert opposition to the Rail-C...



Judges' Ratings To Continue Despite Critics

Sep. 23, 1998
By Craiq Anderson

SAN JOSE - The Santa Clara County Bar Association's survey of judges' performance, long disliked by members of the local benc...


SAN FRANCISCO - It was originally supposed to take just two weeks. Instead, it's taken six months to get from opening stateme...