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December 27, 1998 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In March 1987, Orange County developer Baldwin Builders Inc. did something it had done only twice in four years: It contributed money to a Los Angeles County supervisor, in this case $5,000 to Mike Antonovich. One month later, brothers James and Alfred Baldwin, who headed the firm, applied to Los Angeles County for permission to develop 1,500 homes across an environmentally sensitive, 1,270-acre tract of the Santa Monica Mountains.
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BUSINESS
April 25, 2000
Lawyers for the Summit Court Homeowners Assn., representing a 243-unit condominium complex in Anaheim, said Monday that the complex has agreed to a $3.75-million settlement of a construction defects lawsuit filed against bankrupt Baldwin Building Contractors. The settlement, which the lawyers said was put on record Monday in Orange County Superior Court, covers defects such as roof leaks that allegedly cropped up after the complex was completed in 1995, the year Baldwin went bankrupt.
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BUSINESS
February 23, 1994 | Debora Vrana / Special to The Times
Bond Report: In the wake of the legal proceedings at Baldwin, Amin Arjomand, a distressed real estate analyst with Dabney Resnick Inc. in Beverly Hills, a securities firm that specializes in junk bonds, is preparing a report for its clients on the quality of the $155-million bonds that Baldwin sold. He has found the company is more leveraged than other regional home builders, and said that at current trading levels the Baldwin notes are trading at higher levels than might be expected.
NEWS
December 27, 1998 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In March 1987, Orange County developer Baldwin Builders Inc. did something it had done only twice in four years: It contributed money to a Los Angeles County supervisor, in this case $5,000 to Mike Antonovich. One month later, brothers James and Alfred Baldwin, who headed the firm, applied to Los Angeles County for permission to develop 1,500 homes across an environmentally sensitive, 1,270-acre tract of the Santa Monica Mountains.
BUSINESS
February 8, 1994 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what promises to become an acrimonious and embarrassing lawsuit, a former top executive of Baldwin Builders is seeking at least $35 million in a breach of contract and fraud claim against the company and owners James and Alfred Baldwin. Robert B.
BUSINESS
May 4, 1994 | By DEBORA VRANA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
James and Alfred Baldwin, whose Orange County company has constructed more than 15,000 homes in Southern California since the 1950s, have been accused by a third former executive of wrongful termination, fraud and breach of contract. The suit, which seeks up to $5 million in actual and punitive damages, was filed Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court by Carole J. Greenwald of San Diego.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1994 | Debora Vrana / Special to The Times
Another former top executive of Baldwin Builders has begun legal wranglings with the beleaguered Newport Beach home builder. Former Orange County division President Geoff Fearns, who resigned from the company in November, has filed an arbitration action against Baldwin. The action accuses the company's owners of breach of contract, forced resignation and fraud.
BUSINESS
August 31, 1995 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sign that his business woes may be taking a toll of his personal fortunes, multimillionaire developer James Baldwin has put his Emerald Bay mansion on the market for $10 million. Situated in an exclusive enclave of about 500 homes in a gated beachside community near Laguna Beach, the palatial home is a four-story granite and glass estate with an elevator.
BUSINESS
March 18, 1994 | DEBORA VRANA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Kevin Fleming is the latest Baldwin Builders executive to leave the Newport Beach home builder. In the past five months, all three of Baldwin's division presidents have either resigned or been terminated. Fleming, who joined the company in 1987, was removed from his job as executive vice president of construction in Irvine on March 10. During his tenure he had overseen construction of more than 1,000 homes in Southern California.
BUSINESS
February 8, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Baldwin Builders Sued by Former Executive: The $35-million lawsuit claims the Newport Beach home builder breached a verbal agreement to make former Los Angeles divisional President Robert B. Burns a 10% partner in all of Baldwin's projects in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Burns, who sued in Los Angeles Superior Court on Jan. 25, claims company owners James and Alfred Baldwin canceled his partnership agreement and engaged in other acts that forced him to resign.
BUSINESS
June 24, 1997 | MELINDA FULMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Superior Court jury in Los Angeles has awarded $2.5 million to a former executive of bankrupt Newport Beach home builder Baldwin Co. after finding that the owners reneged on a promise to make him a partner in the company. The jury found that brothers James and Alfred Baldwin breached their contract with Robert B. Burns, who headed their company's Los Angeles-Ventura division. However, the jury awarded damages only against James Baldwin, who directly supervised Burns' division.
BUSINESS
August 31, 1995 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sign that his business woes may be taking a toll of his personal fortunes, multimillionaire developer James Baldwin has put his Emerald Bay mansion on the market for $10 million. Situated in an exclusive enclave of about 500 homes in a gated beachside community near Laguna Beach, the palatial home is a four-story granite and glass estate with an elevator.
BUSINESS
May 4, 1994 | By DEBORA VRANA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
James and Alfred Baldwin, whose Orange County company has constructed more than 15,000 homes in Southern California since the 1950s, have been accused by a third former executive of wrongful termination, fraud and breach of contract. The suit, which seeks up to $5 million in actual and punitive damages, was filed Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court by Carole J. Greenwald of San Diego.
BUSINESS
March 18, 1994 | DEBORA VRANA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Kevin Fleming is the latest Baldwin Builders executive to leave the Newport Beach home builder. In the past five months, all three of Baldwin's division presidents have either resigned or been terminated. Fleming, who joined the company in 1987, was removed from his job as executive vice president of construction in Irvine on March 10. During his tenure he had overseen construction of more than 1,000 homes in Southern California.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1994 | Debora Vrana / Special to The Times
Bond Report: In the wake of the legal proceedings at Baldwin, Amin Arjomand, a distressed real estate analyst with Dabney Resnick Inc. in Beverly Hills, a securities firm that specializes in junk bonds, is preparing a report for its clients on the quality of the $155-million bonds that Baldwin sold. He has found the company is more leveraged than other regional home builders, and said that at current trading levels the Baldwin notes are trading at higher levels than might be expected.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1994 | Debora Vrana / Special to The Times
Another former top executive of Baldwin Builders has begun legal wranglings with the beleaguered Newport Beach home builder. Former Orange County division President Geoff Fearns, who resigned from the company in November, has filed an arbitration action against Baldwin. The action accuses the company's owners of breach of contract, forced resignation and fraud.
BUSINESS
June 24, 1997 | MELINDA FULMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Superior Court jury in Los Angeles has awarded $2.5 million to a former executive of bankrupt Newport Beach home builder Baldwin Co. after finding that the owners reneged on a promise to make him a partner in the company. The jury found that brothers James and Alfred Baldwin breached their contract with Robert B. Burns, who headed their company's Los Angeles-Ventura division. However, the jury awarded damages only against James Baldwin, who directly supervised Burns' division.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2000
Lawyers for the Summit Court Homeowners Assn., representing a 243-unit condominium complex in Anaheim, said Monday that the complex has agreed to a $3.75-million settlement of a construction defects lawsuit filed against bankrupt Baldwin Building Contractors. The settlement, which the lawyers said was put on record Monday in Orange County Superior Court, covers defects such as roof leaks that allegedly cropped up after the complex was completed in 1995, the year Baldwin went bankrupt.
BUSINESS
February 8, 1994 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what promises to become an acrimonious and embarrassing lawsuit, a former top executive of Baldwin Builders is seeking at least $35 million in a breach of contract and fraud claim against the company and owners James and Alfred Baldwin. Robert B.
BUSINESS
February 8, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Baldwin Builders Sued by Former Executive: The $35-million lawsuit claims the Newport Beach home builder breached a verbal agreement to make former Los Angeles divisional President Robert B. Burns a 10% partner in all of Baldwin's projects in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Burns, who sued in Los Angeles Superior Court on Jan. 25, claims company owners James and Alfred Baldwin canceled his partnership agreement and engaged in other acts that forced him to resign.
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