July 9, 1987 |
A confidential list containing the names of about 60 AIDS patients was stored in a computer stolen from the California AIDS office, officials said Wednesday. Dr. Alex Kelter, acting deputy director of Public Health, said it would be "virtually impossible" for the thieves to enter the computer's memory and retrieve the names without knowing a computer password.
July 23, 1988 |
A jury ruled Friday that two newspapers broke an oral contract by identifying a confidential source and ordered them to pay $700,000 in damages. Dan Cohen, a public relations executive who was promised anonymity in 1982 when he leaked damaging information on a political opponent, was awarded $200,000 in actual damages and $250,000 each in punitive damages from the Star Tribune and the St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch.
June 30, 1988 |
Security Pacific National Bank denied Wednesday that it violated a confidentiality agreement with Macmillan Inc. when it agreed to help finance a proposed $1.9-billion hostile takeover of the New York publisher by Robert M. Bass Group. The response came after Macmillan Chairman Edward P. Evans, in a letter Tuesday to Security Pacific Chairman Richard J.
July 4, 1987 |
State legislators, reacting to the public's growing fear of AIDS, have begun approving a wide range of legislation to broaden testing for the disease while reducing the confidentiality of test results. In a marked departure from previous legislative sessions, the AIDS agenda is increasingly dominated by a conservative Republican viewpoint that favors widespread testing for exposure to the disease and, in extreme cases, segregation of carriers of the virus.
December 11, 1988 |
A Riverside Municipal Court judge ruled Friday that a 43-year-old mother of two who was raped nearly a year ago does not have to turn over her diary to the man accused of attacking her. The victim began keeping the journal after the attack as part of a therapy program. She wrote her thoughts in it and shared them with her therapist because she had been too traumatized by the attack to talk about it.
March 15, 1988 |
Black & Decker Corp. on Monday disclosed previously confidential information received from American Standard Inc. that showed the takeover target expected sales and earnings to rise substantially by 1992. American Standard had shared the information as part of its negotiating strategy with Black & Decker, a tool and appliance company that has been pursuing the plumbing and air conditioning maker since late January. Black & Decker has an outstanding offer of $73 a share, or $2.
April 27, 1989 |
A Minnesota state official Wednesday threatened to derail Marvin Davis' $2.7-billion bid for NWA Inc., the parent of Northwest Airlines, unless Davis turns over what the billionaire called confidential information. Commerce Commissioner Michael A. Hatch gave Davis until today to provide details on his plans for the airline. If Davis fails to comply, he will be barred from purchasing shares from Minnesota residents. Davis' attorneys continued to negotiate with state leaders late Wednesday.
August 1, 1990 |
A former federal banking regulator testified Tuesday that he had provided a well-connected Republican lobbyist with a confidential copy of an internal government report highly critical of a questionable thrift takeover that the lobbyist had helped to engineer.
May 9, 1990 |
A Beverly Hills lawyer has begun selling a service aimed at circumventing controversial "caller identification" systems that reveal callers' phone numbers. Such systems are not yet available in California, but Pacific Bell officials say they will propose offering a feature that will conceal phone numbers for free. Meanwhile, some law enforcement officials see the new private service as possibly impeding criminal investigations.
July 11, 1990 |
First Executive Corp., the troubled life insurance concern, agreed to turn over detailed financial information about the company to one of its largest shareholders, Rosewood Financial Partners. Texas-based Rosewood said it entered into a confidentiality agreement that will allow it to receive the data and thus help "determine the feasibility" of Rosewood's long-stated goal of bringing about a recapitalization or reorganization of First Executive.