CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1993 |
Two controversial members of Michael Jackson's defense team--a lawyer who blundered in court and a private investigator whose tactics and public comments drew fire--have resigned from the case as Jackson continues to battle allegations that he sexually molested a young boy. Meanwhile, new details emerged Tuesday about a potential second child molestation victim who has been interviewed by police and social service workers during the last two months.
June 12, 2003 |
Bertram Fields is withdrawing from the case he made famous: the multimillion-dollar battle over Winnie the Pooh royalties. For nearly three years, the Los Angeles entertainment attorney has been a thorn in the side of Walt Disney Co. as he fought on behalf of a mother and daughter who hold the merchandising rights to the honey-loving bear and his forest friends. They contend that Disney has cheated them out of hundreds of millions of dollars in royalty payments.
May 2, 2007 |
Veteran lawyer Bertram Fields drew sharply contrasting portraits during his closing argument Tuesday of two entertainment titans who have spent millions waging a fierce legal battle over the film "Sahara." Clive Cussler, 75, author of the popular Dirk Pitt adventure series, spent nearly every day of the 13-week trial in a downtown courtroom and several days taking "a pounding" on the witness stand, Fields said. "You really got to know him," Fields told the jury of nine women and three men.
November 7, 1999
1. "Tootsie." "Dustin Hoffman, in drag as Tootsie, is at home entertaining an elderly man who has fallen in love with him/her. They are having drinks when Bill Murray, Hoffman's roommate, walks in. Murray, who knows Tootsie is a man, takes in the scene, turns to Hoffman and, after a long pause, says, 'You slut.' " * 2. "Treasure of the Sierra Madre." "Bogart is in a trench. A Mexican bandit is a few feet away. The bandit shouts, 'We are the Federales.'
April 22, 2008
Pellicano trial: An article about the Anthony Pellicano trial in Monday's Calendar section said, "It was 'Waiting for Godot' week at the Pellicano trial," and added that "Godot wasn't a Brechtian invocation of God but of esquire Bertram Fields, famed Hollywood mega-lawyer, and Pellicano's benefactor." "Waiting for Godot" was written by Samuel Beckett, not Bertolt Brecht.
July 29, 1992 |
More on Michael: Having sued the London Daily Mirror for libel and breach of contract on Monday, pop star Michael Jackson on Tuesday won a 14-day injunction to stop the newspaper from publishing a photograph it says proves he is disfigured. The picture reportedly was taken at a concert in Munich last month. Earlier Tuesday, Jackson's lawyer told BBC radio that the 33-year-old singer is willing to appear in court to prove he is not disfigured.