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


Five women from the Ukraine and Belarus recently flew halfway around the world in their fight, against the odds, for the lega...



SAN JOSE - Money and sex have never been strangers, so it shouldn't have shocked anyone that they would embrace in cyberspace...


Co-Workers Get Protection for Insulting Others

Oct. 22, 1998
By Anna Marie Stolley

Former Southwest Airlines pilot Christopher G. Sheppard thought his co-workers were out to get him. They had conspired to get...



Court Steers a New Course in Rescue Lawsuit

Oct. 17, 1998
By Anna Marie Stolley

The tow truck operator was supposed to rescue stranded motorist James Tidmore, not the other way around. But roles quickly re...


Legal Community Roasts Judge Chavez

Oct. 17, 1998
By Wirein

One after another, the lawyers and judges took the podium with the task of roasting and, at the same time, paying tribute to L...



Bail Bondsman Of the Future Is Unplugged

Oct. 17, 1998
By Craiq Anderson

SAN JOSE - A large gray box standing in the lobby of the Santa Clara County jail could revolutionize the business of bailing ...


Next Governor Eyes Legacy of Judicial Choices

Oct. 17, 1998
By Tom Dresslar

SACRAMENTO - As a gubernatorial campaign issue, judicial appointments barely registers. The subject isn't blessed with the vi...



Judge: No Misconduct by DA's Office

Oct. 16, 1998
By Michael Harris

Finding no evidence of prosecutorial misconduct in the conviction of a lawyer who conspired to murder a business associate, a...


O.C. Seeks Additional Money From the State

Oct. 16, 1998
By Tori Richards

SANTA ANA - Orange County judges will find out Friday whether or not they will be getting additional money from the Judicial ...



Symington Prosecutor to Move to Bay Area Office

Oct. 16, 1998
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - The federal prosecutor who successfully handled the financial fraud case against former Arizona Gov. John Fif...


Coliseum Claims Scam by Management Company

Oct. 16, 1998
By Denise Levin

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission and soccer promoters have sued the company that manages the Coliseum, claiming t...



Electronic media -- and how it relates to the law -- is an inescapable issue in the legal profession. "The question of develop...


The judge grilled "Robert," asking the teen-ager why he had shoved his girlfriend from his car onto a residential street, then...



The state Supreme Court will hold an unusual, afternoon-long public hearing next month on whether and how it might step in to ...


WASHINGTON - In an action likely to cause widespread confusion and debate, the Supreme Court on Tuesday decided not to review ...



ACLU Seeks Information About Traffic Stops

Oct. 15, 1998
By Marty Graham

SAN DIEGO - The American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties announced Tuesday that it has set up a stat...


Judge Orders Tribes to Shut Down Casinos

Oct. 15, 1998
By Martin Bergn

As he earlier said he would do, U.S. District Judge J. Spencer Letts Tuesday ordered nine Indian tribes to shut down their ca...



Garcetti Defends Family Support Effort

Oct. 15, 1998
By Michael Harris

Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti Tuesday defended his beleaguered family support division in the wake of a h...


Hell on Wheels

Oct. 15, 1998
By Charles Ashby

DENVER - Kevin Williams' fate was sealed the day his feet left the wooden swimming platform floating atop a chilly South Caro...



The Feathers Are Flying

Oct. 15, 1998
By Mathew Heller

APPLE VALLEY - You might not think that a High Desert community with a distinctly rural atmosphere would have problems dealing...


DA Wants New Crackdown on Jury Scofflaws

Oct. 15, 1998
By Michael Harris

In pushing for the enactment of a one-day, one-trial jury service system in Los Angeles County under a new state law, District...



Medical Marijuana Activist Sues Dan Lungren

Oct. 13, 1998
By Denise Levin

A medical marijuana activist, AIDS patient and defendant of federal drug charges sued California Attorney General Dan Lungren...


Panel Reverses Extradition for IRA Escapees

Oct. 13, 1998
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has overturned a controversial extradition order for three escaped Irish Republican A...



In response to growing criticism from child advocates and the media, the presiding judge of the Los Angeles Juvenile Court is...


Ground Broken for Federal Courthouse

Oct. 10, 1998
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

Ground Broken For Federal Court RIVERSIDE - Already home to more than half a dozen courts, Riverside will soon add a U.S. Dist...



SANTA ANA - A coalition that opposes a planned airport at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station has sued Orange County, allegi...


SAN FRANCISCO - In a win for Oakland's trailblazing legal effort to curtail prostitution and drug sales by seizing customers'...



Congress Approves Copyright Legislation

Oct. 10, 1998
By Daniel Shaw

WASHINGTON - With time running out on the congressional session and all eyes focused on impeachment, Congress has passed seve...


Oil Company Charged in Gasoline Scam

Oct. 10, 1998
By Michael D. Harris

In what apparently is the first high-tech consumer fraud case of its kind in the nation, prosecutors announced Thursday they ...