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In Pursuit of Justice

Apr. 10, 1999
By Don De Benedictis

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California honored 10 Los Angeles-area lawyers Thursday for their efforts in protecting civil...


Drag Net

Apr. 10, 1999
By Michael Harris

Responding to a "mind-boggling," ever-growing wave of cybercrime , Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti this wee...



Judge Likes to Give Pro Pers Their Say

Apr. 10, 1999
By Susan Mc Rae

SUNNYVALE - C. Randall Schneider remembers a time when he abhorred listening to defendants. When hearing criminal matters, th...


New Law Would Increase Penalty For Safety Lapses

Apr. 10, 1999
By Peter Blumberg

SACRAMENTO - As investigators try to piece together what caused the February explosion that killed four workers and injured a...



Unfair Competition Suit Allowed

Apr. 10, 1999
By Philip Carrizosa

SAN FRANCISCO - Ruling in a case that could affect competition among many large and small businesses, the California Supreme ...


Judge Under Fire Asks for Reassignment

Apr. 9, 1999
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County Superior Court Judge William H. Sullivan has asked to be reassigned from his position as probate...



An appellate court has denied a European insurance company's appeal of a ruling that California has jurisdiction over bad-fai...


Suit Against Ex-Prosecutor Dismissed

Apr. 9, 1999
By Denise Levin

A judge Wednesday dismissed a whistle-blower lawsuit against former Deputy District Attorney Marcia Clark over crime-scene ph...



Educating the Schools

Apr. 9, 1999
By Craiq Anderson

SAN JOSE - Over several years on the bench in Santa Clara County's juvenile court, Superior Court Judge Read Ambler saw many ...


Headhunters Target Law Firm for Non-Payment

Apr. 9, 1999
By Denise Levin

A Los Angeles law firm is accused of not paying a headhunter service that claims it is owed about $48,000 for placing two att...



Settlement Reached in Municipal Bond Case

Apr. 9, 1999
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - Local municipalities signing to dubious development projects and well-heeled municipal bond underwriters that...


An avid world traveler, Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito wondered what would happen if he got into trouble in a foreign coun...



After living in a rented home for several years, Tim and Kelly Liebaert of Bakersfield decided to carve out their own slice of...


Court Turns an Eye to Use of Hidden Cameras

Apr. 9, 1999
By Philip Carrizosa

SAN DIEGO - The California Supreme Court took a hard look Wednesday at the increasing use of hidden cameras by the media, but...



Congressional Critic Accuses LSC of Fraud

Apr. 9, 1999
By Daniel Shaw

WASHINGTON - A recently released Legal Services Corporation audit has charged several of the programs the corporation funds, ...


Keating Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

Apr. 8, 1999
By Martin Bergn

Charles Keating Jr., the most notorious figure in the 1980s collapse of savings and loans, pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal ...



A law professor who lost her case against a developer after a secret tape recording of her was played at trial has sued the a...


Public Defender Fired for Failure Of Confidence

Apr. 8, 1999
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County's Board of Supervisors fired Public Defender Margaret Spencer Tuesday in the midst of an investi...



SACRAMENTO - Revised to fend off federal pre-emption, a plan to give private-sector workers full rights to sue their health m...


A family emergency last month prompted Darren Haylock to try to call Belize using his MCI WorldCom calling card from a friend...



One of last year's strongest critics of the State Bar of California introduced reform and dues legislation this week, and the...


Philip Recht, deputy administrator of the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, announced Tuesday that he will ...



Jurist Hailed for Community Role

Apr. 8, 1999
By Vick Jolly

SAN DIEGO - On the eve of a three-week break from the bench, Commissioner Sandra L. Berry steeled herself for what lay ahead:...


A $1.75 million settlement approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors for a little girl named Leah is thought to represent ...



Court Criticizes Same Crime, But Different Time

Apr. 8, 1999
By Philip Carrizosa

SAN FRANCISCO - In an important victory for deported aliens, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that sentenc...


Public Defender Claims She Was Sandbagged

Apr. 7, 1999
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County Public Defender Margaret Spencer responded for the first time to allegations that her office sho...



A judge dismissed a Mexican insurance carrier from a Los Angeles Superior Court cross-complaint Monday on the ground that Cal...


Writer's Mighty Ducks Suit Remains Airborne

Apr. 7, 1999
By Garry Abrams

A Los Angeles federal district judge has rejected the Walt Disney Co.'s bid to dismiss a lawsuit by a screenwriter who claims...



Wartime Evacuation

Apr. 7, 1999
By Don De Benedictis

Among the casualties of hostilities in the former Yugoslavia is an American Bar Association-sponsored program to help improve...


Judicial Board Could Change Its Inclination

Apr. 7, 1999
By Jean Guccione

As Appellate Justice J. Anthony Kline and his lawyers prepare his defense for a public disciplinary hearing next month, it no...