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March 18, 2010 | By Shane Goldmacher
Republican attorney general candidate John Eastman has chosen the job description he will show voters on the June ballot: assistant attorney general. What he isn't saying, though, is that he is an assistant attorney general in South Dakota. Eastman resigned as dean of the Chapman University School of Law in Orange in January. But he opted to use a title given to him for a case he's working on in South Dakota. His opponents in the GOP primary contest are crying foul. "Eastman's cynical move makes a mockery of the ballot designation system.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2010 | By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
In the final weeks before statewide primary elections, the campaign for attorney general has become a slugfest, with candidates stepping up attacks in the fight to become California's next top prosecutor. Rivals have been accused of inflating resumes, going soft on crime, lying on the ballot and being downright incompetent. Campaigns have unleashed a flurry of e-mails and Internet videos, including one whose title gets quickly to the point: " Steve Cooley is a Loser." "It has been a nasty campaign," said veteran campaign strategist Kevin Spillane, who is working for the Republican candidate, L.A. County Dist.
BUSINESS
November 24, 2013 | By Donie Vanitzian
Question: I have been on my homeowners association board for two years. All communication between the board and the attorney goes through the association's manager before distribution to the board. I just discovered the manager has been withholding communications the attorney has written to the board. I've also found instances where the manager regularly emails the association attorney stating, "The board wants" and "The board would like you to," when in fact the board never discussed such matters.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2010 | By Stephen Glassman and Donie Vanitzian
Question: Our association's attorney shows up unannounced and regularly schmoozes on our property with, for example, the new manager, an employee of the association. Uninvited, the attorney attends board meetings, saying, "There's no charge" -- a situation approved by the board president. This attorney creates disputes where none exist and then offers to correct them. Is the attorney trespassing on our common property? Does the board breach its fiduciary duty by allowing him, of his own accord, to conduct business with our employees?
NEWS
August 3, 1986
Martin Webster, a senior partner with the law firm of Webster, Jones and Agran, has been appointed chairman of the UCLA Medical Center Board of Advisers. He has served as vice chairman since 1984, and before that as chairman of its Medical Staff Affairs Committee. Webster also is president and director of the Karl Kirchgessner Foundation of Los Angeles, which provides financial aid for eye care and research.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1997 | MACK REED
Caught between old colleagues and new clients in the huge Ventura County Sheriff's Department crime laboratory case, defense attorney Kevin DeNoce has been ordered to a closed-door hearing Thursday to describe what he said about the case to his former co-workers in the district attorney's office. DeNoce declared a conflict of interest on Aug.
SPORTS
September 21, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin and Carla Hall
An attorney acknowledged under oath Tuesday that he changed a key word in the contested property agreement between Frank and Jamie McCourt — after the parties had signed the agreement and without informing either one. In the most riveting trial testimony to date, Jamie McCourt's attorney relentlessly attacked the actions of Larry Silverstein, the Massachusetts lawyer responsible for substituting language that could decide whether the...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2009 | Scott Glover
After months of speculation about whom President Obama will appoint as the new U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, there is growing consensus as to the most likely nominee: Andre Birotte Jr., the Los Angeles Police Department's inspector general. Neither the White House nor U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who nominates candidates to the president, would comment. But people who have worked closely with Birotte have been interviewed by FBI agents conducting background checks on the 43-year-old attorney, sources said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1997 | DAVID GREENBERG
Ventura County Municipal Court judges have appointed Kent Kellegrew as a Ventura County traffic trial commissioner. Kellegrew, a Thousand Oaks resident, was selected from 23 applicants for the position, in which he will hear traffic cases in Room 10 of the county courthouse. He is scheduled to be sworn in Oct. 17 and begin his new job Oct. 20. Kellegrew is currently a senior partner and trial attorney in the litigation department of the Oxnard-based law firm Nordman, Cormany, Hair and Compton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2012 | By Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times
For 13 hours after they watched an Orange County sheriff's deputy fatally shoot their father, the traumatized daughters of Marine Sgt. Manuel Loggins were held for questioning and not allowed to join their mother, according to the lawyer representing the Loggins family. "They just basically incarcerated them," attorney Brian T. Dunn said Wednesday, one month after the shooting in a darkened parking lot at San Clemente High School. The accusation is contained in a claim Dunn said he would file Wednesday with the county, giving notice that the Loggins family plans to file a wrongful death suit in Superior Court against the Sheriff's Department and the deputy.
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