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May 16, 2000
By Columnist

The Advisor: By Robert Barnes For the past five months, cybersquatters-registrants and would-be resellers of Internet domain n...


Cigarette Maker Settles Suit

May 16, 2000
By Tyler Cunningham

SAN FRANCISCO - The makers of Kent cigarettes have settled a lawsuit brought by children of a longtime smoker after a jury awa...



The number of Rampart-related lawsuits filed against the city of Los Angeles claiming civil rights violations by police topped...


David J. Murphy , a senior partner in labor and employment law who practiced at Littler Mendelson 's San Jose office, has join...



Horse Owner Gallops to First Win

May 16, 2000
By Matthew Heller

RIVERSIDE - An appeals court has ruled that a stable owner caught in a custody dispute over a purebred Polish Arabian stallion...


The recall effort against three Marin County judges over family law issues isn't the only dispute fracturing the local bench a...



Palo Alto's Cooley Godward added two partners, Gary H. Moore and Harry Rubin , both of whom practice in the technology licensi...


Biofem Accomplice Trial Won't Be Moved

May 16, 2000
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

SANTA ANA - A trial for a suspected accomplice in the February attempted murder of Biofem Pharmaceutical co-owner James Patric...



SAN FRANCISCO - When Judge Roderick Duncan heard about the recall campaign against three Marin County family court judges, his...


SAN FRANCISCO - It was a late afternoon last July when Robert Shreve heard the knock his probation officer had warned him abou...



SAN DIEGO - When Alan Bersin was selected as superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District in 1998, some found it an...


Indoor Air Problems Sicken Many

May 16, 2000
By Tamara Scott

When Richard and Julie Licon bought a $500,000 townhouse in Orange County for them and their six children, little did they kno...



SAN FRANCISCO - The first judicial recall campaign in Marin County history seems reminiscent of the arena that spawned it: div...


The Mighty Fall

May 16, 2000
By Katherine Gaidos

We are living in the Age of Big: gazillion-dollar corporate pairings; cities that stretch for hundreds of miles. When the stoc...



DNA Testing Saves Inmate On Death Row

May 13, 2000
By Columnist

Dicta: On 'The Practice' By Paul Harris In a powerful and well-researched episode, "The Practice" looks at the consequences o...


Forum: By Vernon Jarrett Nearly 150 years after the Confederate battle flag last flew above a rebel army, the meaning of that...



MICRAs Scope

May 13, 2000
By Columnist

^^S/Ages^^ MICRA's Scope If examination shows that residential care facilities recklessly neglect an elder, emotional distress...


The Price of Deceit

May 13, 2000
By Columnist

^^At Issue^^ BY DEBORAH ROSENTHAL The public's interest in seeing its laws followed is vigorously guarded, in part by the comm...



Not at Home

May 13, 2000
By Columnist

Forum: Justice for All By Phoenix Streets A war is being waged throughout California. At stake are people's homes - the havens...


Dicta: On 'Ally McBeal' By Renee Laurents Cybersex is freeware for the 1-900--addicted. Both phones and the Internet have come...



Olson's Lawyer Obtains Delay Of Five Months

May 13, 2000
By Garry Abrams

Armed with a humble attitude and a tale of misfortune, famed radical San Francisco defense attorney J. Tony Serra on Thursday ...


MTBE Lust

May 13, 2000
By Columnist

Practitioner: Environmental Law By William D. Wick The Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (LUST) program at the U.S. Environme...



Dicta: On 'Family Law' By Erin O'Bryan This week's "Family Law" had quite an attention-grabbing opener. We saw a Catholic prie...


Judge Declines Global Pact in Trans Union Suit

May 13, 2000
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - Rejecting a proposed $15 million global settlement for a potential class of 190 million people as unrealistic,...



Shaping the Future

May 13, 2000
By Columnist

By Deborah Rosenthal When Kermith Sonnier followed a reference to the Law Offices of Stephen Ball, he was looking for independ...


Private Pilot

May 13, 2000
By Rebecca Kuzins

ADR PROFILE Victor T. Barrera By Rebecca Kuzins Judge Victor T. Barrera's all-night settlement conferences were legendary amon...



The Road Not Taken

May 13, 2000
By Contributing Writer

^^OPINION^^ Unsafe and Unsound By Bill Higgins When it comes to property rights and the 5th Amendment's takings clause of the ...


The Buck Stops Here

May 13, 2000
By Columnist

By Deborah Rosenthal William E. Kirchhoff hit a career low when, following his termination as manager of the c ity of Redondo ...



Adoptions Set for Foster-Care Kids

May 13, 2000
By Staff Reports

Nearly 400 adoptions of children in foster care will become final Saturday during Adoption Saturday at the Edmund D. Edelman C...


U.S. Plays With Kids' Toy Safety

May 13, 2000
By Contributing Writer

Forum: By Harvey Karp As a pediatrician, I know parents work very hard to make a living, put good food on the table and keep t...