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Fast-Track Civil Trial System Called a Success

Sep. 26, 1998
By Tori Richards

SANTA ANA --- A new fast-track civil trial system has been a great success in getting cases to trial faster, according to a s...


Financial Matchmaking

Sep. 26, 1998
By Leslie Gordon

Garage.com is a very '90's, very Silicon Valley version of "The Dating Game." The Web site, brainchild of Venture Law Group f...



Advise and Consent

Sep. 26, 1998
By Daniel Shaw

WASHINGTON - Taking a slap at the Clinton administration and a possible preemptive strike at future White Houses, the Senate ...


Plaintiffs' attorney Thomas V. Girardi, lauded by colleagues and feared by adversaries for his knack of winning multimillion-...



New Law Fleshing Out DNA Banks Feared, Praised

Sep. 26, 1998
By Peter Blumberg

SACRAMENTO - The sexual assault and murder of a 76-year-old woman. The rape of a pregnant woman resulting in the death of her...


State Bar Purges Republican Critic From Governors

Sep. 23, 1998
By Don De Benedictis

The State Bar of California suddenly and unexpectedly removed a persistent Republican critic from its Board of Governors last...



Claims Board: Settle 'Sex Slave' Case

Sep. 23, 1998
By Cheryl Romo

On Monday, Los Angeles County's Claims Board forwarded $974,000 in lawsuit settlements to the Board of Supervisors for cases ...


Trash Dump Opponents Hope Dirt Spills

Sep. 23, 1998
By Mathew Heller

RANCHO CUCAMONGA - A convicted felon accused of conspiring with a trash-company executive to subvert opposition to the Rail-C...



Judges' Ratings To Continue Despite Critics

Sep. 23, 1998
By Craiq Anderson

SAN JOSE - The Santa Clara County Bar Association's survey of judges' performance, long disliked by members of the local benc...


SAN FRANCISCO - It was originally supposed to take just two weeks. Instead, it's taken six months to get from opening stateme...



Watershed Decision

Sep. 23, 1998
By Jason Armstrong & Sean Windle

RIVERSIDE - The most recent legal battle over the state's water hasn't resulted in people taking shorter showers or watching ...


Insurers Crash The Consumer Lawyers Party

Sep. 23, 1998
By Denise Levin

By Denise Levin Daily Journal Staff Reporter Walking into the lion's den proved successful for representatives of an insuranc...



No Suspicion Is Needed to Search State's Parolees

Sep. 23, 1998
By Philip Carizosa

SAN FRANCISCO - Tossing aside a 12-year-old precedent, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday that police may search parol...


Kato Kaelin Can Sue Over Accomplice Claims

Sep. 19, 1998
By Anna Marie Stolley

A state appeal court Thursday resurrected part of a libel suit that Brian "Kato" Kaelin brought against a former acquaintance...



Immunity for Year-2000 Bug Catches Foes

Sep. 19, 1998
By Daniel Shaw

WASHINGTON - With the millennium fast approaching and the end of the congressional session just weeks away, a brief but possi...


Malpractice Killed Jailed Teen, Suit Says

Sep. 19, 1998
By Lauren Blau

Contending her healthy 17-year-old son died needlessly, a woman filed a $25 million claim Thursday against the county of Los ...



SAN DIEGO - Anti-tax activists filed suit in Superior Court on Monday against the San Diego Unified School District and its s...


SAN FRANCISCO - Judge Charles E. Wiggins, who 24 years ago was a staunch and eloquent defender of President Richard Nixon dur...



Prop. 213 Bars Recovery of Man Hurt Exiting Car

Sep. 18, 1998
By Anna Marie Stolley

In a broad interpretation of Proposition 213, a state appeal court ruled Wednesday that an uninsured motorist who was injured...


Bowing to a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision as well as pressure from the plaintiffs' bar, the nation's largest for-...



WASHINGTON - At its biannual meeting that ended here Tuesday, the Judicial Conference of the United States took steps to impro...


A state appeal panel has held that a murder defendant, who claimed his vacation-bound lawyer was pushing him to agree to a pl...



Boy, 9, Charged in Brother's Stabbing Death

Sep. 17, 1998
By Michael D. Harris

A 9-year-old boy was charged Tuesday with the second-degree stabbing murder of his 11-year-old brother, becoming one of the y...


The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve two lawsuit settlements - including a nearly $1 million ...



Pat Boone, Chubby Checker, Freddy Fender and some 30 other pop and rock performers from decades gone by have finally made a r...


Women Lawyers' Chief Knows Value Of Contacts, Funds

Sep. 17, 1998
By Stephanie Francis Cahill

When Linda S. Peterson joined the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles 12 years ago, the bar group did little fund-raising...



High Court Is Asked to Clarify Speech Limits

Sep. 17, 1998
By Pamela Mac Lean

SAN FRANCISCO - For the first time, a federal appeals court invoked a 1997 California Supreme Court rule change Tuesday and as...


Casino Fracas Results in an Immunity Scuffle

Sep. 17, 1998
By Mathew Heller

HEMET - Normally, a fracas between security guards and a patron at a gaming casino might attract about as much attention as a...



Ray Marshall Elected to Lead the State Bar

Sep. 16, 1998
By Don De Benedictis

SAN FRANCISCO - With rumors of political intrigue swirling in the background, the State Bar Board of Governors has elected Sa...


Defense Team Questions Prosecutors' Methods

Sep. 16, 1998
By John Roemer

SAN FRANCISCO - On April 16, 1981, Deputy Attorney General Charles R.B. Kirk - a controversial prosecutor known widely as "Ma...