January 8, 1985 |
Former President Richard M. Nixon is confined to his New Jersey home because of a painful case of shingles that his doctor calls one of the worst he has ever seen, an aide said today. John Taylor said Nixon's upper back and shoulders were affected by the disease, which is caused by the chicken pox virus and often results in blisters and sores. "Last week, Dr. (Harvey) Klein told the boss (Nixon) it was one of the worst cases he's ever seen," Taylor said.
November 27, 2010 |
It was just a small bump on the head, the result of one boy pushing another against a desk. It was such an unremarkable occurrence in a third-grade classroom that it should have been forgotten a day later, buried in the recesses of childhood memory. Who could have imagined that it would dictate the course of Tian Xi's life and of those around him? After the incident, the 9-year-old was sent home from school to rest. That night he threw up, so his mother took him to Xincai People's Hospital No. 1, where a young doctor fresh out of medical school diagnosed a mild concussion and recommended a transfusion for a quicker recovery.
May 13, 1986 |
The Federal Trade Commission pursued 11 advertising-program cases in fiscal 1985, including one in which it reached an agreement with Commodore Business Machines Inc., the big manufacturer of home computers, that the company would no longer advertise that its computers can run certain popular software programs unless they can do so at the time the claim is made.
June 26, 1989 |
As of April 30, 1,049 people in Orange County were known to have contracted AIDS. Of that number, 614 had died. For some, the despair associated with terminal illness is aggravated by the loss of their jobs, or the fear that they might lose them. Federal and state laws prohibit such discrimination against those with acquired immune deficiency syndrome--and also against those infected with the HIV virus that causes AIDS--but the process of seeking redress can take so long that the patient can die before the case is heard.
December 17, 2009 |
The stunning dismissals of criminal cases against three former Broadcom Corp. executives in the last week focused on what the judge called "shameful" misconduct by prosecutors. But at the core, he had something more telling to say: Prosecutors couldn't prove the defendants did anything wrong. The Broadcom cases, among others, illustrate the struggles the U.S. attorney's office has encountered in prosecuting corporate executives for backdating stock options, a practice that makes it appear that their companies had fewer expenses and greater income than they really had. Among the most elusive elements in such cases, lawyers said, is proof that executives intended to commit a crime by backdating the options and conceal their actions.
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April 4, 2012 |
A Los Angeles County Superior Court commissioner who made "discourteous, undignified, gratuitous and denigrating remarks" during family law cases was publicly admonished Tuesday by a state agency overseeing judges' discipline. The Commission on Judicial Performance determined that Commissioner Alan H. Friedenthal should be "severely publicly admonished" for misconduct, including "humor at the expense of litigants," during five cases over which he presided from June 2007 to January 2009, according to an 18-page order made public Tuesday.
November 3, 2010 |
Most hospitals have their share of weird cases, but Rhode Island Hospital may win some kind of prize for having an abundance of instances of treating people who have intentionally swallowed foreign objects. If you're at all squeamish, you should probably stop reading. A study released this week in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology analyzed 305 cases of 33 people intentionally ingesting foreign objects that occurred over about eight years in that hospital.
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August 3, 2013
Julius Chambers, a tenacious North Carolina civil rights lawyer whose house was bombed and office torched as a result of his advocacy, died Friday. The 76-year-old attorney, whose cases paved the way for public school integration in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area, had been in failing health for several months, his law firm said. Over the years, his opponents also set his car ablaze, along with his father's general store and garage business, but Chambers, known for his unflappable nature, persisted.
October 4, 2001 |
With the rest of Europe promising swifter cross-border cooperation against terrorists, lawmakers here voted Wednesday to make it harder for prosecutors to use evidence from other countries against criminal defendants in Italy.
May 27, 1989 |
Q. I just recently went through a small claims action. I won my case, so I'm not writing from sour grapes, but I would like to know why the judge wouldn't rule on the case instantly, as on television's "People's Court." Most of us were told that we'd get an answer in the mail. Is there a reason for this? C.P., Cypress A. A judge who does not rule immediately on the outcome of a case is taking the case "under submission." There are some very good reasons why judges do this in small claims cases.