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Conviction Is Reversed for 'Stun' Defendant

Oct. 27, 1998
By Michael Harris

Ronnie Hawkins, the three-strikes thief who was zapped with a 50,000-volt stun belt at a judge's behest, has won a reversal o...


Doctor: Stun Belt Would Be Harmful to Ng

Oct. 27, 1998
By Tori Richards

SANTA ANA - Accused serial killer Charles Ng is scheduled to begin his long-awaited trial today and the big question is: Will...



Federal Prosecutor Continues Reshuffling Office

Oct. 27, 1998
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - Continuing the staffing shuffle begun soon after his August appointment, new San Francisco federal prosecutor...


District Pays $548K to Defend Waste Suit

Oct. 27, 1998
By Marty Graham

SAN DIEGO - A community college district here confirmed last Wednesday that it paid $548,000 in legal fees to defend its boar...



Lockheed Sues Insurers Over Chemical Cases

Oct. 27, 1998
By Denise Levin

Lockheed Martin Corp. has sued several insurance companies for allegedly failing to defend it against personal injury and pro...


Rite of Publicity

Oct. 27, 1998
By Jean Guccione

For the first time, Supreme Court and appellate justices facing retention elections are making personal appearances this fall...



Bar President Is Feisty Advocate

Oct. 27, 1998
By Pearl Piatt

Champion of the underdog is how friends and colleagues describe Los Angeles sole practitioner Toni J. Jaramilla. That's an apt...


Riverside Jurist Admonished for Court Jogs

Oct. 27, 1998
By Jean Guccione

A Riverside County judge has been publicly admonished by the state Commission on Judicial Performance for improperly leaving ...



AG Candidates May Trip Over Track Records

Oct. 27, 1998
By Peter Blumberg

SACRAMENTO - In the 1990s, gun control and tobacco regulation have emerged as key issues in California politics. The same hold...


Inspectors Hope to Quash TV Report

Oct. 24, 1998
By Denise Levin

Attorneys for a home inspection company are scheduled to appear in court today in an effort to stop KCBS-TV from airing an inv...



WASHINGTON - The judge presiding over the antitrust case against Microsoft Corp. has set rules to expedite court proceedings,...


Prison Guards Back George With $25K

Oct. 24, 1998
By Tom Dresslar

SACRAMENTO - With their opponents' campaign against their retention taking shape, Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald M. Georg...



Teacher Faces Retrial for 'Cybercrime'

Oct. 24, 1998
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

RIVERSIDE - Creating an Internet Web site focusing on neo-Nazis and skinheads is not a crime. But prosecutors say what is a cr...


Liver Transplant Hopeful Sues Medical Center

Oct. 24, 1998
By Craiq Anderson

SAN JOSE - A seriously ill Mountain View man whose request for a liver transplant was rejected because of his history of drug...



Girardi Takes On Tobacco

Oct. 24, 1998
By Marty Graham

SAN DIEGO - Los Angeles plaintiffs' attorney Tom Girardi, on behalf of a group called Smokers for Fairness, will try to convi...


Caltrans' Condemnation Causes Lawsuit Pileup

Oct. 24, 1998
By Tori Richards

SANTA ANA - Chris Burchinal had lived the classic American dream: starting his own business with just a little bit of cash an...



The State Bar of California may finally see the tiniest glint of a silver lining in Gov. Pete Wilson's veto of its funding bi...


SACRAMENTO - As Dan Lungren and Gray Davis enter the home stretch in their race to become California's next governor, the tri...



Judge Accused of Helping Pal Conceal Assets

Oct. 23, 1998
By Anne La Jeunesse

Citrus Municipal Court Judge Patrick B. Murphy is accused of helping a friend conceal more than $1.8 million in funds allegedl...


SAN FRANCISCO - In a ruling limiting liability of public institutions under the federal Communications Decency Act, an Alamed...



Bum's Rush

Oct. 23, 1998
By Mathew Heller

MURRIETA - If school district officials had their way, Michael Ertel would not be attending Murrieta Valley High School right...


WASHINGTON - Call it Jurassic Pork, or maybe a budgetbillosaurus. The $520-billion spending package passed by the Senate and ...



WASHINGTON - In one of its final acts before adjourning for the year, the U.S. Senate Wednesday confirmed Los Angeles U.S. Att...


Woman Claims Lawyer Abandoned Her in Court

Oct. 23, 1998
By Denise Levin

Her attorney's failure to appear twice for a family law trial and comply with discovery motions caused a woman to lose $4,050 ...



Attorney Larry R. Feldman has sued his former legal malpractice insurance carrier - not because the carrier backed out of cove...


Los Angeles District Attorney Gil Garcetti earned two victories Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors approved the formal cre...



By Daniel A. Shaw Los Angeles Daily Journal WASHINGTON - In his opening shot at the government Tuesday, Microsoft's lead atto...


New Law Impedes Plans to Help Wards of Court

Oct. 22, 1998
By Cheryl Romo

A plan to implement radical changes in the way youngsters are treated at MacLaren Children's Center, the county's only shelte...



Group Seeks to Bolster Counterfeit Laws

Oct. 22, 1998
By Anne La Jeunesse

Los Angeles attorney Tony Keats, head of the intellectual property rights team of the law firm of Baker & Hostetler, lamb...


Nearly three years after Linda Sobek was murdered in the Angeles National Forest, a settlement may have been reached between ...