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Lawmakers Slow To Crack Down On Rogue Police

Jun. 29, 1999
By Peter Blumberg

SACRAMENTO - Eight years after the videotaped beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers shocked the nation, polic...


Oil Companies Must Face Suits Over Prop. 65

Jun. 29, 1999
By Dennis Pfaff

SAN FRANCISCO - A massive Proposition 65 case billed as one of the largest environmental lawsuits in state history has been a...



VENTURA - Ventura County's judges have rejected a low bid from an out-of-county law firm and voted to continue contracting wi...


SAN FRANCISCO - A San Francisco judge has recused himself from presiding over an attorney fee dispute in a contentious class-...



DENVER - At a gathering of officials from states that have been affected by recent youth violence, the drive to do something ...


WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced to the full Senate the federal bench nomination of Los Angel...



Services Set for Former Torrance City Attorney

Jun. 26, 1999
By Anne La Jeunesse

Services will be held today for retired Torrance City Attorney Stanley Edward Remelmeyer, who died Saturday of a stroke. He w...


Even though prosecutors argued that physician David G. Gardner had been convicted in the largest money-laundering case ever f...



Patent Chief Vows Application Reforms

Jun. 26, 1999
By David Kravetz

SAN FRANCISCO - The nation's chief patent and trademark official promised Thursday to shave the time it takes to process pate...


A production company claims in a $10 million lawsuit that an attorney at the Los Angeles law firm of Mitchell Silberberg &...



Tenants Apply Rare Statute to Battle Slumlord

Jun. 26, 1999
By Lauren Bartlett

Applying a rarely used statute to clean up slum housing, renters at a Hollywood apartment building filed a lawsuit Thursday a...


Details on Bank Plot Revealed

Jun. 26, 1999
By Patricia Jacobus And John Roemer

SAN FRANCISCO - An alleged plot by a French bank to illegally obtain billions of dollars by deceiving California insurance re...



Airport Authority Has 60 Days to Pay $60M

Jun. 26, 1999
By Anne La Jeunesse

Representatives of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority hurriedly left Los Angeles Superior Court in Burbank Thurs...


WASHINGTON - One day after greatly strengthening the states' immunity from suits in both state and federal courts, the Suprem...



SAN FRANCISCO - Mary Gemma O'Keeffe was 19 when she entered the convent. Her only career decisions, she thought, would be whe...


Breyer Noted for Wit, Charm and Bench Presence

Jun. 26, 1999
By Mark Blumberg

SAN FRANCISCO - Echoes of his early days as a lawyer surfaced as Charles R. Breyer reflected on the recent impeachment trial ...



Commissioner Can Sue Over Political Ouster

Jun. 26, 1999
By Don De Benedictis

A former Riverside Municipal Court commissioner can pursue his federal civil rights suit against two judges who he claims pus...


SAN FRANCISCO - Continuing to curb controversial news media practices, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the A...



Services will be held today for Diane Sullivan, family lawyer and member of San Diego's self-proclaimed "Old Girls" group, an...


Discipline Panel Votes on Judges Is Made Public

Jun. 25, 1999
By Jean Guccione

Bowing to a court ruling that it must reveal its confidential voting records, the Commission on Judicial Performance announce...



DA Jumps at Skid Row Murder Plea

Jun. 25, 1999
By Michael Harris

As they recently prepared to take a 16-year-old homicide case to trial, Los Angeles County prosecutors say they were confiden...


In narrowing the conditions under which states can be sued against their will in federal court, the U.S. Supreme Court appear...



Allen Matkins in S.F. Attracts Lindbergh Porter

Jun. 25, 1999
By Leslie Gordon

SAN FRANCISCO - Lindbergh Porter Jr., a partner at Littler Mendelson and immediate past president of the Bar Association of S...


WASHINGTON - Issuing three landmark decisions as its 1998-99 term drew to a close Wednesday, the Supreme Court sharply curtai...



WASHINGTON - In a decision with major ramifications for class-action lawsuits, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside ...


SAN FRANCISCO - Superior Court Judge Lillian Sing will never forget a remark a colleague made to her when she first joined th...



SAN JOSE - Breaking ranks with its corporate co-defendants, Office Depot has agreed to settle the first Y2K lawsuit filed aga...


L.A. County Bars New Head Is Consummate Volunteer

Jun. 25, 1999
By Don De Benedictis

Patricia M. Schnegg's mother was the consummate volunteer, and she instilled volunteerism in her daughter. "I grew up knowing...



SAN FRANCISCO - After four years of intense negotiations with disability rights attorneys, Wells Fargo Bank unveiled a first-...


Special Prosecutor Law Offered

Jun. 23, 1999
By Daniel Shaw