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Leftover Wilson Litigation Dogs Governor

Mar. 27, 1999
By Peter Blumberg

SACRAMENTO - Gov. Gray Davis inherited a slew of lawsuits initiated or defended by his predecessor, Republican Pete Wilson, a...


Attorney Leaves Graham & James For McCutchen

Mar. 27, 1999
By Leslie Gordon

SAN FRANCISCO - Corporate lawyer Alan B. Kalin has left Graham & James in Palo Alto to become a partner in the Palo Alto ...



Former Secretary Accuses Firm of Harassment

Mar. 27, 1999
By Anne La Jeunesse

A former legal secretary has filed a complaint against a Beverly Hills law firm, accusing the firm, two of its attorneys and ...


Ernst & Young Nabs Wilson Sonsini Tax Head

Mar. 27, 1999
By Leslie Gordon

SAN FRANCISCO - Glen Arlen Kohl, chairman of the tax department at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and a member of the f...



Y2K Bill Moves to Senate Floor

Mar. 27, 1999
By Daniel Shaw

WASHINGTON - A landmark bill designed to curb litigation spawned by the looming year-2000 computer problem took another step ...


A camper manufacturer has won a $6.3 million jury verdict against Republic Indemnity Company of America in a workers' compens...



Sentencing Concludes Long Misdemeanor Trial

Mar. 27, 1999
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

SAN BERNARDINO - Anthony Banks, a Los Angeles man who contended San Bernardino police officers pulled him over and beat him b...


Law firm partners are not responsible for each other's actions, a judge has ruled in dismissing a handful of individual defen...



Judge Quashes Isuzu Roll-Over Verdict

Mar. 27, 1999
By Maribeth Tan

VENTURA - A judge has quashed an award of $3.6 million in damages to a woman seriously injured when her sport-utility vehicle...


Proposed Settlement Angers Plaintiffs

Mar. 27, 1999
By Denise Levin

The courtroom was transformed into a revival meeting as hundreds of people who claim their loved ones' bodies were disinterre...



Family of Riverside Shooting Victim Files Claim

Mar. 27, 1999
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

RIVERSIDE - Attorneys for the family of a black woman slain by Riverside police are calling the claim filed by her parents ag...


It was one of the strangest and longest-running trials in Juvenile Court history - a year-long proceeding that affected the l...



Tackling a long-running controversy from the American Bar Association, trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association hav...


County Will Settle Jailhouse Physicians Suit

Mar. 26, 1999
By Lauren Blau

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to spend $225,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former supervising jail physici...



VENTURA - For 20 years, the annual Judges' Night, sponsored by the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association, has been a quiet...


WASHINGTON - Former independent counsel Lawrence Walsh and Samuel Dash, a key Watergate figure and onetime ethics adviser to ...



Manatt Chooses Irving as New Leader

Mar. 26, 1999
By Pearl Piatt

Los Angeles' Manatt, Phelps & Phillips has tapped Paul H. Irving to be the firm's new managing partner and chief executiv...


Justices Seem Prepared to Open CJP Vote

Mar. 26, 1999
By Philip Carrizosa

SAN FRANCISCO - The Commission on Judicial Performance went to a state appeal court Wednesday in an effort to prevent the ind...



The past decade has seen an ongoing debate as to whether children make credible courtroom witnesses. A growing number of expe...


Judge: Sex Offender Does Not Need to Give Blood

Mar. 26, 1999
By Laura Impellizzeri

SAN FRANCISCO - A convicted sex offender has won a restraining order preventing police from obtaining a blood sample from him...



Notwithstanding the nationwide crackdown on deadbeat moms and dads, a state appeal panel ruled Wednesday that incarcerated pa...


Judge Wont Seal Documents in Lewis DAmato Suit

Mar. 25, 1999
By Denise Levin

Saying he could find no threat to a law firm's trade secrets, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge Wednesday refused to order a ...



Help Wanted: Federal Prosecutors

Mar. 25, 1999
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - The title of assistant U.S. attorney carries prestige in the legal world but relatively little pay. In fact, ...


MoFo Litigator Suspended From DHL Probate Case

Mar. 25, 1999
By Patricia Jocobus

SAN FRANCISCO - A star litigator at Morrison & Foerster has been suspended from a messy Pacific Rim probate case involvin...



SAN FRANCISCO - Venturing out to the fringes of family law, a state appeal court struggled mightily Tuesday to deal with a na...


Agencies Work Together in Probe of Jurists Killing

Mar. 25, 1999
By Anne La Jeunesse

Authorities from three law enforcement agencies are working closely to determine whether a connection exists between the rece...



SANTA ANA - A judge has reversed a $7 million jury verdict in an Orange County Superior Court case against an investment bank...


The union representing rank-and-file deputy sheriffs has gone to court to try to force the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Depar...



Judge Sanctions Italian Insurance Firm

Mar. 25, 1999
By Denise Levin

Reversing her tentative ruling and issuing an order that is more in line with what she said in court she wanted to do, a judg...


Where the Action Is

Mar. 25, 1999
By Tom Dresslar

SACRAMENTO - On April 21, 1967, Greek shopkeeper Aristides Boutris put his son on his shoulders and carried him to watch the ...