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Morrison Partner Leaves For U.S. Attorney's Office

Oct. 29, 1998
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - Michael L. Zigler, a former federal prosecutor and a partner at Morrison & Foerster, has returned to the ...


Defense Will Attack Staging of Youth's Slaying

Oct. 29, 1998
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

SAN BERNARDINO - When 14-year-old Tristan Tyson Jensen's bones were discovered clogged in an underground sewer line of a quie...



Earlier this week, the Indigent Criminal Defense Association's contract with Los Angeles County was in danger of expiring by ...


Beeper Ban Unconstitutional, Court Decides

Oct. 29, 1998
By Anna Marie Stolley

Citing the importance of pagers and beepers in modern-day communications, a state appeal panel has ruled that an injunction p...



SAN JOSE - The Recording Industry Association of America has failed in its attempt to stop a San Jose electronics company fro...


Mass-Murder Trial of Ng Finally Has Begun

Oct. 28, 1998
By Tori Richards

SANTA ANA - The day that many thought would never happen finally arrived Monday: Opening statements were delivered in the tri...



Judge Blasts Newspaper

Oct. 28, 1998
By Craiq Anderson

SAN JOSE - Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Daniel Creed, one of the targets of an unflattering expose by the San Jose...


SAN FRANCISCO - Pillsbury Madison & Sutro may be reversing its recent trend of defections. It has announced the acquisitio...



Van Damme Sees Action in L.A. Superior

Oct. 28, 1998
By Denise Levin

A champion martial artist claimed in court Monday that action movie star Jean Claude Van Damme relied on him to script and ch...


The Los Angeles law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips is being sued by Merrill Lynch & Co. for allegedly misleading t...



Father of Key Witness in Gang Trial Slain

Oct. 28, 1998
By Martin Bergn

The father of a key witness in an ongoing Los Angeles gang murder trial was shot dead as he answered his door in San Jose Fri...


SAN FRANCISCO - Leaders of the State Bar sections are furious over the Board of Governors' refusal to allow the sections to i...



CHICAGO - With the controversial disciplinary inquiry of California Court of Appeal Justice J. Anthony Kline looming in the b...


Courts in L.A. Just Say No to Drug Evidence

Oct. 28, 1998
By Michael Harris

Under a new court policy that is being phased in throughout Los Angeles County, narcotics evidence is no longer permitted to ...



Judge Is Cited by Panel for Pursuing Clerk

Oct. 28, 1998
By Marty Graham

SAN DIEGO - The Commission on Judicial Performance on Monday publicly admonished San Diego Municipal Court Judge Harvey H. Hi...


Conviction Is Reversed for 'Stun' Defendant

Oct. 27, 1998
By Michael Harris

Ronnie Hawkins, the three-strikes thief who was zapped with a 50,000-volt stun belt at a judge's behest, has won a reversal o...



Doctor: Stun Belt Would Be Harmful to Ng

Oct. 27, 1998
By Tori Richards

SANTA ANA - Accused serial killer Charles Ng is scheduled to begin his long-awaited trial today and the big question is: Will...


Federal Prosecutor Continues Reshuffling Office

Oct. 27, 1998
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - Continuing the staffing shuffle begun soon after his August appointment, new San Francisco federal prosecutor...



District Pays $548K to Defend Waste Suit

Oct. 27, 1998
By Marty Graham

SAN DIEGO - A community college district here confirmed last Wednesday that it paid $548,000 in legal fees to defend its boar...


Lockheed Sues Insurers Over Chemical Cases

Oct. 27, 1998
By Denise Levin

Lockheed Martin Corp. has sued several insurance companies for allegedly failing to defend it against personal injury and pro...



Rite of Publicity

Oct. 27, 1998
By Jean Guccione

For the first time, Supreme Court and appellate justices facing retention elections are making personal appearances this fall...


Bar President Is Feisty Advocate

Oct. 27, 1998
By Pearl Piatt

Champion of the underdog is how friends and colleagues describe Los Angeles sole practitioner Toni J. Jaramilla. That's an apt...



Riverside Jurist Admonished for Court Jogs

Oct. 27, 1998
By Jean Guccione

A Riverside County judge has been publicly admonished by the state Commission on Judicial Performance for improperly leaving ...


AG Candidates May Trip Over Track Records

Oct. 27, 1998
By Peter Blumberg

SACRAMENTO - In the 1990s, gun control and tobacco regulation have emerged as key issues in California politics. The same hold...



Inspectors Hope to Quash TV Report

Oct. 24, 1998
By Denise Levin

Attorneys for a home inspection company are scheduled to appear in court today in an effort to stop KCBS-TV from airing an inv...


WASHINGTON - The judge presiding over the antitrust case against Microsoft Corp. has set rules to expedite court proceedings,...



Prison Guards Back George With $25K

Oct. 24, 1998
By Tom Dresslar

SACRAMENTO - With their opponents' campaign against their retention taking shape, Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald M. Georg...


Teacher Faces Retrial for 'Cybercrime'

Oct. 24, 1998
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

RIVERSIDE - Creating an Internet Web site focusing on neo-Nazis and skinheads is not a crime. But prosecutors say what is a cr...



Liver Transplant Hopeful Sues Medical Center

Oct. 24, 1998
By Craiq Anderson

SAN JOSE - A seriously ill Mountain View man whose request for a liver transplant was rejected because of his history of drug...


Girardi Takes On Tobacco

Oct. 24, 1998
By Marty Graham

SAN DIEGO - Los Angeles plaintiffs' attorney Tom Girardi, on behalf of a group called Smokers for Fairness, will try to convi...