CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2001 |
An Orange lawyer convicted of stealing from his clients to pay his gambling debts was sentenced Friday to eight years in state prison and ordered to repay more than $300,000 to his victims. After asking unsuccessfully to delay sentencing for two weeks so he could care for his ailing wife, who was also convicted in the thefts, attorney Leonard Basinger, 56, was taken into custody in Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana.
August 8, 2003 |
All 50 state supreme court chief justices have endorsed a plan to let lawyers at publicly traded companies set aside client confidentiality to tell financial regulators about accounting fraud and other corporate wrongdoing. The Conference of Chief Justices said that disclosing information about a client is justified if it stops a crime that would hurt investors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2003 |
In court, they earned reputations as fierce defenders, representing accused Hollywood madams, mobsters and drug dealers. After work, they cut loose -- attending the Super Bowl and rock concerts and matching bets with high rollers in Las Vegas. Beverly Hills defense attorney Gerald Scotti, 52, and his paralegal, Barry Feldman, 45, formed such a close friendship that some colleagues described them as inseparable.
April 6, 2008 |
In his books, speeches and campaign commercials, Sen. Barack Obama often harks back to his days as a civil rights attorney. It is fundamental to his autobiography, displayed on his campaign website and woven into his appeals for votes. In one of his television ads leading up to the South Carolina primary, Obama recalled "working as a civil rights attorney to make sure that everybody's vote counted."
January 22, 2014 |
HOUSTON - Texas executed a Mexican citizen late Wednesday despite objections from Mexico, a former Texas governor and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry. Edgar Tamayo Arias, 46, was put to death at 9:32 p.m. Central time for killing a Houston police officer in 1994, according to Jason Clark, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Tamayo made no last statement, Clark said. Tamayo's attorneys fought until the last minute to save his life, appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay of execution.
October 15, 2013 |
Lawyers representing Oaks Christian in the federal lawsuits filed by Oaks Christian, St. Bonaventure, Damien and St. Lucy's against the CIF Southern Section have filed a motion requesting private mediation as part of alternative dispute resolution in the case. It's a joint filing. They also say in another motion that if the three cases go to trial, the estimated length of the trial would be five days. The schools are challenging the Southern Section decision to move all four schools to the parochial area for sports releaguing beginning in 2014-15.