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Agencies Work Together in Probe of Jurists Killing

Mar. 25, 1999
By Anne La Jeunesse

Authorities from three law enforcement agencies are working closely to determine whether a connection exists between the rece...


SANTA ANA - A judge has reversed a $7 million jury verdict in an Orange County Superior Court case against an investment bank...



The union representing rank-and-file deputy sheriffs has gone to court to try to force the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Depar...


Judge Sanctions Italian Insurance Firm

Mar. 25, 1999
By Denise Levin

Reversing her tentative ruling and issuing an order that is more in line with what she said in court she wanted to do, a judg...



Where the Action Is

Mar. 25, 1999
By Tom Dresslar

SACRAMENTO - On April 21, 1967, Greek shopkeeper Aristides Boutris put his son on his shoulders and carried him to watch the ...


Lawyer Sues West Over Failed CD-ROM Deal

Mar. 24, 1999
By Denise Levin

An attorney has filed suit against West Publishing Co. and its parent Bancroft-Whitney Co., claiming he put in thousands of h...



Crash Survivors Sue Rescue Helicopters Maker

Mar. 24, 1999
By Denise Levin

Two survivors of the rescue helicopter crash near Griffith Park a year ago have filed separate liability lawsuits against the...


Jurists Killing Puzzles Investigators

Mar. 24, 1999
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

RANCHO CUCAMONGA - San Bernardino County sheriff's officials said Monday that their investigation into the killing last week ...



Attorney Vows to Continue Judicial Immunity Fight

Mar. 24, 1999
By Anne La Jeunesse

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday not to review a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit charging two Glendale Municipal Co...


Prosecutor Isn't Afraid of Bucking Tradition

Mar. 24, 1999
By Laura Impellizzeri

SAN FRANCISCO - Nancy O'Malley favors cozy, well-worn sweaters and long skirts and has made her reputation prosecuting crimes ...



Making the Industry Sweat

Mar. 24, 1999
By Peter Blumberg

SACRAMENTO - Hoping to turn up the heat on the garment industry's use of sweatshop labor, Democratic lawmakers are seeking to ...


Venturing South

Mar. 23, 1999
By Chris Ford

Between 1995 and 1998, an Irvine-based start-up found itself in a life-or-death contract dispute with a $1 billion-a-year med...



SAN FRANCISCO - A Pacific Rim food fight over attorney fees in the probate of DHL Express founder Larry Lee Hillblom's multim...


Judge, Attorney Exchange Angry Words

Mar. 23, 1999
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - A major cocaine trafficking trial dissolved into acrimony Thursday when defense lawyer Maureen Kallins claime...



Fire at Lawyers Home Spurs Probe

Mar. 23, 1999
By Pat Alston

Arson investigators continue to probe the circumstances surrounding a fire that destroyed the luxury La Habra Heights hillsid...


SAN FRANCISCO - A little over four months ago, the California Supreme Court all but conclusively declared that Sirhan Sirhan w...



The State Bar of California wants to know just what sort of business O.J. Simpson has hooked himself up with. Numerous news s...


Memorial Service Planned for Floyd J. Silliman

Mar. 21, 1999
By E Freudenthal

A memorial service will be held Sunday in Carmel Valley for Floyd J. Silliman, a California trial attorney who was a member o...



The State Bar now has authority to discipline lawyers for judicial ethics violations that occur while they are serving as tem...


Expressing regret that her hands may be tied by state law, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge indicated Thursday she probably...



New Breed

Mar. 20, 1999
By John Roemer

OAKLAND - Crime in Washington, D.C.'s violent Fifth Ward was nearly out of control in 1994 when then-U.S. Attorney Eric H. Ho...


Prosecutor Avoids Campaign Solicitation Charges

Mar. 20, 1999
By Michael Harris

The Los Angeles city attorney's office Thursday declined to file misdemeanor charges against a deputy district attorney for s...



A Legal Chance

Mar. 20, 1999
By Amy Bourne

SAN FRANCISCO - A year ago, Loretta Hickman was back on welfare with her second child, and she was still a teen-ager. Hickman...


Antonovich Seeks Foster Care Probe

Mar. 20, 1999
By Cheryl Romo

Following a story in Monday's Daily Journal about a child who was tortured and raped in foster care, county Supervisor Michae...



Bava Will Step Down as Head of Manatt Phelps

Mar. 20, 1999
By Pearl Piatt

Gordon M. Bava is stepping down from his position as the managing partner of Los Angeles' Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. Alth...


One Is the Loneliest Number

Mar. 20, 1999
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

RIVERSIDE - They share the same restrooms, ride up and down the same elevators, and eat in the same cafeterias. But for U.S. ...



ACLU Takes on Venice Hip-Hop Riot Defense

Mar. 19, 1999
By Lauren Blau

Claiming Los Angeles police overreacted, the ACLU of Southern California announced Wednesday it is representing the organizer...


Justices Will Review Use of Celebrity Likenesses

Mar. 19, 1999
By Philip Carrizosa

SAN FRANCISCO - Even as the state Legislature moves to strengthen the publicity rights of deceased celebrities, the Californi...



Prosecutors Actions Anger S.F. Judge

Mar. 19, 1999
By Laura Impellizzeri

SAN FRANCISCO - Saying he was offended by the prosecution's "extremely disingenuous" handling of a drug and weapons indictmen...


State Bar Funds JNE Commission

Mar. 19, 1999
By Jean Guccione

State Bar leaders have agreed to fund the commission that evaluates the governor's judicial nominees, a year after the bar's ...