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The Intel Corp. entered into a definitive merger agreement with Dialogic Corp. of Parsippany, N.J., on June 1. Intel will acqu...


The Beauty Myth

Jul. 7, 1999
By Stacy Cohen

By Stacy L. Cohen Corporate lawyers have a news flash for outside counsel: If you want to get business from them, forget the ...



Prove It

Jul. 7, 1999
By Columnist

^^Professional Responsibility^^ Prove It! Malpractice Plaintiffs Must Show More Than 'Settler's Remorse' The court relied on ...


In law it is a good policy never to plead what you need not, lest you oblige yourself to prove what you cannot. Abraham Linco...



Congressman: Web Name Fees Could Violate Law

Jul. 7, 1999
By David Kravetz

SAN FRANCISCO - A committee of the U.S. House of Representatives is probing whether the plan to privatize Internet Web site r...


15-Hour Days Add Up to Million-Dollar Deal

Jul. 7, 1999
By Jason Songn

Dealmaker: Richard A. Strong of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. On Memorial Day weekend, Richard A. Strong wasn't enjoying a fami...



For Lawyer, Sports Photography Just Clicks

Jul. 7, 1999
By Elizabeth Freudenthal

After a full day of courtroom combat, toxic tort specialist Richard Giller often finds himself facing a different kind of bat...


How It's Done

Jul. 7, 1999
By Columnist

By Mark B. Vezzani Experienced attorneys know knowledge of the law does not ensure a win. On balance, facts win lawsuits and ...



VENTURA - A Ventura civil attorney has filed an anti-SLAPP motion against an attempted murder suspect and his attorney, claim...


Unreasonable Woman

Jul. 7, 1999
By Columnist

Unreasonable Woman EMPLOYMENT LAW: The federal courts have not balked at summarily adjudicating in employers' favor cases in ...



Air Carriers Must Comply With Domestic Partner Law

Jul. 7, 1999
By Patricia Jocobus

SAN FRANCISCO - United Airlines, Federal Express and other air carriers cannot put off much longer extending nonhealth benefi...


Garry Shandling Settles Suit With Ex-Manager

Jul. 7, 1999
By Denise Levin

On the eve of trial, the $100 million breach of contract suit comedian Garry Shandling filed against his former manager and p...



Santa Rosa Police Deny 'Profiling' Student

Jul. 7, 1999
By Patricia Jocobus

A day after a Mendocino Community College student filed a $1 million racial profiling lawsuit against Santa Rosa police, the ...


After more than a year of negotiating, 40 cities that contract with the county of Los Angeles for law enforcement and other s...



Once Again, a Court Cuts Back on Reality TV Tactics

Jul. 7, 1999
By Anna Marie Stolley

Following a wave of higher court rulings condemning news media tactics, a divided state appeal panel has allowed the parents ...


Reaping What He Sowed

Jul. 7, 1999
By Dick Goldberg

UKIAH - Norman Vroman is unique among the 58 county district attorneys in California. He is the only avowed libertarian and t...



Securities Fraud Plaintiffs Face Tough Standard

Jul. 7, 1999
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - The watershed federal appellate ruling Friday that raised the pleading standards for plaintiffs in securities...


Run, Ride, Swim Mantra Replaces Law, Law, Law

Jul. 7, 1999
By Leslie Gordon

For most athletes, completing a single marathon race would be a crowning lifetime achievement. But for Joan Haratani , a major...



Lawyers Meet Unlikely Foe on Road to Reform

Jul. 3, 1999
By Tom Dresslar

SACRAMENTO - The lawyers may want to strengthen consumers' ability to take insurers to court. But the attorneys' own malpract...


Bedroom Briefs

Jul. 3, 1999
By Columnist

By W.F. Rylaarsdam In "Pity the Reader Who's Put to Sleep by a Block Quote" (Dicta, June 18), my good friend Jeffrey Calkins ...



By Hindi Greenberg Many lawyers consider teaching as an alternative to practicing law. They enjoy imparting information and t...


Cyber Arm

Jul. 3, 1999
By Columnist

^^Tort Law^^ Cyber Arm When Can a Court Reach Internet Tortfeasors? The court analyzed the issue using both traditional juris...



Beyond Limits

Jul. 3, 1999
By Columnist

Beyond Limits Elder-Abuse Claims Not Subject to MICRA By Steven G. Mehta In recent years, the topic of elder-abuse litigation...


State of Flux

Jul. 3, 1999
By Columnist

By John Burton The U.S. Supreme Court term ended just before the Independence Day holiday, allowing the justices and their la...



Explorer Sues Police Over Hazing

Jul. 3, 1999
By Anne La Jeunesse

A teen-ager's claims that he was physically abused, threatened with sexual assaults, called racially offensive names and phot...


The Los Angeles County grand jury saved taxpayers possibly millions of dollars by presiding over criminal matters during fisc...



WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday narrowly voted to send to the full Senate the 9th U.S. Circuit Court ...


In a continuing crackdown on the notorious Mexican Mafia, a federal grand jury has issued racketeering indictments against 16...



Room at the Inn

Jul. 3, 1999
By Meredith Alexander

SAN FRANCISCO - It's a simple yet increasingly popular mixture of classroom and clubroom, where young and experienced lawyers...


Prisoner Wins Extension in MICRA Suit, Court Holds

Jul. 3, 1999
By Philip Carrizosa

SAN FRANCISCO - An injured prison inmate who claims workers dropped him to the ground as they tried to load him into an ambul...