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Many Thanks

Jul. 13, 1999
By Columnist

Delay Gratification Rewards of contingency representation extend beyond potential monetary benefits By Kurt Osenbaugh The hol...


Palo Alto Native Enjoys Home-Field Advantage

Jul. 13, 1999
By Elizabeth Freudenthal

Richard Peers is a Palo Alto man. The Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe partner grew up there, went to college there, works...



Public Spirit

Jul. 13, 1999
By Stacy Cohen

By Stacy L. Cohen A former social worker who watched over troubled teens and drug offenders, attorney Ronald Low today acts a...


Parachute to Safety

Jul. 13, 1999
By Columnist

By Eric M. Abramson Requirements of secrecy and confidentiality are frequently imposed as conditions of money payments to vic...



Heller Ehrman PHARMACEUTICAL CONCERNS JOIN FORCES The Alza Corp. of Palo Alto will be acquired by Abbott Laboratories in a de...


Leased Domain

Jul. 13, 1999
By Columnist

Leased Domain CYBERSPACE LAW: A business that seeks to acquire an Internet address registered by another party can rent it fr...



Plaintiffs' Attorneys Seek Prosecutors' Files

Jul. 13, 1999
By Craiq Anderson

SAN JOSE - Plaintiffs' attorneys who are pursuing a class action against a medical device company will ask a federal judge to...


Working Model

Jul. 13, 1999
By Leslie Gordon

By Leslie A. Gordon Littler Mendelson is not the largest firm on this year's list of San Francisco's Top 20 firms. Nor is it ...



Hire Calling

Jul. 13, 1999
By Pearl Piatt

By Pearl J. Piatt Los Angeles lawyer Jeffrey A. Berman has always been interested in religion. During his undergraduate years...


PacBell Agrees to Change Leave Policy

Jul. 13, 1999
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - At least three other lawsuits around the country may be influenced by Pacific Bell's agreement to credit the ...



Quick Fire

Jul. 13, 1999
By Columnist

^^Antitrust Law^^ Quick Fire Court Rejects Abbreviated Review of Restrictions on Dentists A factual inquiry into both the ant...


It is hard to say whether the doctors of law or of divinity have made the greater advances in the lucrative business of myste...



Local Rules

Jul. 13, 1999
By Leslie Gordon, Jennifer Byrd & T. Scott

By Jennifer Byrd Silicon Valley has become the lawyers' land of milk and honey - a vibrant and competitive legal community wh...


HP Loses Trademark Infringement Action

Jul. 13, 1999
By Craiq Anderson

SAN JOSE - A U.S. District Court judge in Massachusetts has issued a preliminary injunction ordering Silicon Valley's Hewlett...



Hicks Expects to Bring 'Fresh Eyes' to Bar Board

Jul. 13, 1999
By Don De Benedictis

The newest member of the State Bar Board of Governors said he was appointed in hopes he would "bring a fresh kind of eyes to ...


Sen. Schiff Sings the Praises of SB144

Jul. 13, 1999
By Don De Benedictis

The author of legislation to restore the State Bar of California told lawyers Thursday night that his bill would establish ne...



Bleak House

Jul. 13, 1999
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

SANTA ANA - Ceilings are lathered with asbestos, air conditioning doesn't always work on sweltering summer days, faded paint ...


Judges Seeking Guidance on Holdout Jurors

Jul. 13, 1999
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - A tearful young juror tells a judge in a criminal trial she has serious doubts about the defendant's guilt. T...



Award in GM Fuel-Tank Case Seen as Record

Jul. 13, 1999
By Anne La Jeunesse

The verdict of nearly $5 billion that a Los Angeles Superior Court jury ordered the General Motors Corp. to pay a family and ...


Term-Limit Measure Killed By High Court

Jul. 10, 1999
By Philip Carrizosa

SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court, following similar rulings elsewhere, Thursday struck down a voter-approved ball...



^^The Rodent^^ The road to becoming a lawyer is long and hard. You have to go to college, take the LSAT, graduate from law sc...


Sludge Strategy

Jul. 10, 1999
By Columnist

By Paul Singarella On June 3, the State Water Resources Control Board held a public hearing about its plan to clean up, or ot...



Attorney on Trial in Deaths

Jul. 10, 1999
By Matthew Heller

VICTORVILLE - After being convicted for the fifth time of driving under the influence, personal injury attorney John E. Newma...


The Quality of Mercy Is Strained

Jul. 10, 1999
By Columnist

By Ira L. Shafiroff What would you say of a society and its legal system that allows the murderer of eight young children to ...



S.D. Mayor Raises Objections

Jul. 10, 1999
By Claude Walbert

SAN DIEGO - Mayor Susan Golding was arraigned Thursday on two counts of misconduct in office but raised objections to the cha...


SAN FRANCISCO - The recording and electronics industries appeared on the verge of a historic accord Thursday that supporters s...



Shear Persistence

Jul. 10, 1999
By Columnist

By Annette S. Biesecker Long gone are the days when law firms submit one-line bills "for services rendered" and still expect ...


Attorney Faces Trial for Posing as Another One

Jul. 10, 1999
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

SANTA ANA - An Anaheim attorney accused of practicing law while suspended from the State Bar and posing as another attorney c...



Phoenix's O'Connor Firm Splitting Up

Jul. 10, 1999
By Jodi Weisberg

After 40 years, one of Phoenix's oldest and largest law firms, O'Connor, Cavanagh, Anderson, Killingsworth & Beshears, is...


Qui Tam Litigant Will Appeal Award of Attorney Fees

Jul. 10, 1999
By Anne La Jeunesse

A Hawthorne activist who claimed a trash collection company pocketed funds that should have gone to the city is appealing a j...