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Judge Dismisses Claim Reid Is Unfit Mom

Mar. 3, 1999
By Anne La Jeunesse

Debra Reid's emotional battle with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services to regain custody of her...


Nissen Will Lead Innovation Efforts for Davis

Mar. 3, 1999
By Don De Benedictis

Lending a potential boost to the State Bar of California's prospects in Sacramento, Steven A. Nissen announced Monday that he...



WASHINGTON - Continuing its fine-tuning of employment-discrimination law, the Supreme Court today will consider the standard ...


Nonlawyer Chairs Safety Committee

Mar. 2, 1999
By Peter Blumberg

SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Mike Honda opposes the death penalty. He favors rehabilitating juvenile criminals over locking them ...



Firm Claims Fraud by Former Employee, Clients

Mar. 2, 1999
By Anne La Jeunesse

An Encino law firm has sued a former staff attorney and two former clients, who the firm alleges failed to pay it for time th...


An Orange County woman claims her attorney pushed her to settle her case against her former employer without properly notifyi...



Law Firm Sues Ex-Employee to Quash 'Secrets'

Mar. 2, 1999
By Denise Levin

The law firm of Lewis, D'Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard has sued a former employee and his attorney, Federico C. Sayre, claim...


A federal judge in Los Angeles on Friday cleared the way for a high-profile trial next month to decide competing claims by tw...



Gov. Gray Davis has made his first appointment to the state Commission on Judicial Performance, naming San Francisco lawyer M...


Patriots Enter Plea Deal Renouncing Untaxing

Mar. 2, 1999
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - Three gurus of the tax protest and so-called patriot anti-government movement declared their promise of a leg...



Lawyers in the United States take pride in their profession for adhering to strict standards of attorney-client privilege, av...


Davis Unveils Priorities for Hopeful Judges

Feb. 27, 1999
By Jean Guccione

For lawyers and judges too liberal to win judicial appointments by Republican governors, the election of Democratic Gov. Gray...



San Diego DA Drops Murder Charges Against Teens

Feb. 27, 1999
By Jill Boekenoogen

SAN DIEGO - A Superior Court judge Thursday granted a motion by the district attorney's office to dismiss murder charges agai...


A teen-ager who claims a police officer called her for dates after he detained her at a traffic stop has sued the city of Los...



County Bar to Fight Split in 9th U.S. Circuit Court

Feb. 27, 1999
By Don De Benedictis

Los Angeles County Bar Association trustees agreed Wednesday to urge other California bar groups to join them in fighting any...


SAN FRANCISCO - A group of disabled students at the University of California, Berkeley, Wednesday filed a federal suit agains...



Ex-Lawyer Ran Fraud Ring, DA Says

Feb. 27, 1999
By Michael Harris

Additional details surfaced Thursday about a million-dollar auto insurance fraud ring allegedly masterminded by a former lawy...


Murders in L.A., San Bernardino Won't Be Joined

Feb. 27, 1999
By Mathew Heller

SAN BERNARDINO - In the first ruling of its kind, a judge Thursday declined to consolidate murder charges from separate count...



Justices Spurn BofA Appeal on Arbitration

Feb. 26, 1999
By Philip Carrizosa

SAN FRANCISCO - In a sharp disappointment for the banking industry, the California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to decide ...


Report Issued on Ex-Judge's Misconduct

Feb. 26, 1999
By Jean Guccione

A now-retired Ventura County judge was not "acting in his judicial capacity" when he was arrested three times for drunken dri...



Big Toxics Award Largely Upheld

Feb. 26, 1999
By Tom Orewyler

In an unpublished opinion released Thursday afternoon, an appellate panel upheld awards to 23 of the 28 plaintiffs in a $4.5 ...


Court Rejects Misconduct Claims in Drug Case

Feb. 26, 1999
By Martin Bergn

Rejecting defense arguments of outrageous government misconduct and selective prosecution, a federal district judge has refus...



WASHINGTON - Saying such a move would help restore people's faith in government, American Bar Association president Philip S....


SAN FRANCISCO - In a move that could lead to O.J. Simpson's losing custody of his children, the California Supreme Court on We...



Plaintiffs Bar Is Hoping to Doff MICRA Caps

Feb. 26, 1999
By Tom Dresslar

SACRAMENTO - As governor, Jerry Brown was seen by some observers as a sort of a hippie-Jesuit Democrat. That novel philosophi...


WASHINGTON - Handing the government a victory it had sought for 12 years, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Immigrat...



High Court Questions Right to Practice

Feb. 25, 1999
By David Pike

WASHINGTON - Hearing arguments on a battle between a Los Angeles defense attorney and two prosecutors, the Supreme Court on Tu...


After a La Mirada defense contracting firm and its president were convicted of fraud charges Tuesday, her son, the vice presi...



Lettuce Grower Settles Harassment Suit

Feb. 25, 1999
By Craiq Anderson

SAN JOSE - In the largest settlement of a sexual harassment case involving the agricultural industry, a Salinas-based lettuce...


'Cattle Call' Just One Problem After Unification

Feb. 25, 1999
By Patricia Jocobus

SAN FRANCISCO - Raquel Fox was blocked by a wall of some 80 dark-suited lawyers. It was calendar call, the one hour on Monday...