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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 ...


Man Sues DMV to Avoid the 'Mark of the Beast'

Oct. 10, 1998
By Denise Levin

A sheriff's reserve lieutenant has filed suit against the Department of Motor Vehicles on religious grounds, claiming the age...



WASHINGTON - A 41-month wait ended Thursday for Boalt Hall professor William Fletcher, when the Senate voted 57-41 to confirm...


SAN BERNARDINO - The allegations seem like something out of an industrial espionage thriller, complete with stolen computer d...



Rehearing Set After Defendant Serves 16 Years

Oct. 10, 1998
By Anna Marie Stolley

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a defense lawyer's preparation for a murder trial - a cursory revie...


Workers' Wage Claims May Be Taken to Court

Oct. 10, 1998
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - In a victory for thousands of union workers at the Albertson's grocery chain, a federal appeals court ruled T...



Gym, Used as Juvenile Dorm, Closed

Oct. 6, 1998
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

RIVERSIDE - Housing facilities for juvenile detainees in Riverside County - already severely overburdened - were dealt a furt...


A judge on Friday refused to throw out the bulk of a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former partner of the entertainment la...



Top Level Managers Leaving Patent Office

Oct. 6, 1998
By James Evans

SAN JOSE - The departures of high-level officials at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reflect continuing instability at t...


Local Bar Leaders Table Plans for a Voluntary Bar

Oct. 6, 1998
By Don De Benedictis

MONTEREY - The group of local bar leaders who have struggled for months to design a statewide voluntary bar association to fi...



Prosecutors have filed an affidavit of prejudice against Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lance Ito, prompting his unconteste...


Initial Public Off-Season

Oct. 6, 1998
By Leslie Gordon

Late last month, eBay, a San Jose-based Internet auction company, went public. Its shares were priced at $18, but at one poin...