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March 8, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
David Boies, one of America's most celebrated trial lawyers, has joined the team of attorneys representing Jamie McCourt in her divorce from Dodgers owner Frank McCourt. Boies is perhaps best known for representing Al Gore before the U.S. Supreme Court in the wake of the 2000 presidential election. This year, he asked the U.S. District Court in San Francisco to rule Proposition 8 — the initiative in which state voters defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman — as unconstitutional.
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November 21, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
NBA players filed an amended antitrust case against the league Monday in federal court in Minneapolis, a legal step to consolidate a pair of antitrust suits they filed a week ago. Lawyers for NBA owners and players have not spoken since last week, players' attorney David Boies said Monday at a news conference in New York. "If the league's approach is to ignore the litigation ... and hope it goes away.... I don't think that's in our interest and it's certainly not in their interest or the fans' interest," Boies said.
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BUSINESS
December 1, 2001 | James F. Peltz
A group representing the 2,400 pilots of Trans World Airlines, which was bought earlier this year by American Airlines parent AMR Corp., has hired the firm of celebrated corporate lawyer David Boies to protect the pilots' interests in the merger, Boies' office said.
SPORTS
April 5, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
Reporting from St. Paul, Minn. — The question of whether labor strife will delay the NFL season lands in federal court Wednesday, in a case that pits two highly skilled attorneys against each other. To complement its lead attorneys, the NFL has retained David Boies, who has fought in such well-known battles as the Bush-Gore recount, California's gay rights debate, the U.S. vs. Microsoft antitrust matter and even Frank vs. Jamie McCourt. He will go up against the players' lead lawyer, Jeffrey Kessler, a New Yorker whose prior legal support of the players helped strike down past free agency restrictions and established the just concluded free-agency/salary cap system.
BOOKS
June 19, 2005 | Edward Lazarus, Edward Lazarus, a lawyer in private practice, is the author of "Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court."
There's no doubt that David Boies is a terrifically accomplished trial lawyer who has won more than his fair share of high-profile cases, including, most famously, the U.S. government's antitrust case against Microsoft. Boies has also proved time and again to be a grandmaster in the chess game of negotiating legal settlements.
SPORTS
April 5, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
Reporting from St. Paul, Minn. — The question of whether labor strife will delay the NFL season lands in federal court Wednesday, in a case that pits two highly skilled attorneys against each other. To complement its lead attorneys, the NFL has retained David Boies, who has fought in such well-known battles as the Bush-Gore recount, California's gay rights debate, the U.S. vs. Microsoft antitrust matter and even Frank vs. Jamie McCourt. He will go up against the players' lead lawyer, Jeffrey Kessler, a New Yorker whose prior legal support of the players helped strike down past free agency restrictions and established the just concluded free-agency/salary cap system.
NATIONAL
July 20, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
The lawyer who represented Al Gore in his Supreme Court challenge of Florida results in the 2000 presidential election has been accused of ethics violations in another case. A Florida Bar grievance committee found probable cause that David Boies violated rules of misconduct by giving money to a client and improperly supervising other lawyers. The case will be heard by a judge appointed by the Florida Supreme Court.
SPORTS
September 23, 2010 | By Carla Hall
Jamie McCourt has testified that she would never have signed away her right to a share in the Dodgers, but on Thursday a Boston lawyer flatly denied she ever told him that. "She never indicated that she wanted ownership interest in the Dodgers or that she was willing to take on the risk" financially, said Larry Silverstein, who drew up the controversial 2004 marital property agreement that makes the Dodgers Frank McCourt's sole property and the couple's many homes Jamie's. On Silverstein's third day on the stand in the McCourts' divorce trial, he insisted that he followed the wishes of Jamie McCourt, whom he called "the driving force" behind the property agreement.
NEWS
November 17, 2000 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
David Boies, the celebrated New York trial attorney who specializes in winning longshots, came to Florida this week to fortify Al Gore's battle for the presidency. The 59-year-old is a legal heavyweight, brought in to augment a team that already includes former Secretary of State Warren Christopher and former Secretary of Commerce Bill Daley. Earlier this year, Boies won the government's landmark antitrust assault on Microsoft Corp.
SPORTS
November 21, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
NBA players filed an amended antitrust case against the league Monday in federal court in Minneapolis, a legal step to consolidate a pair of antitrust suits they filed a week ago. Lawyers for NBA owners and players have not spoken since last week, players' attorney David Boies said Monday at a news conference in New York. "If the league's approach is to ignore the litigation ... and hope it goes away.... I don't think that's in our interest and it's certainly not in their interest or the fans' interest," Boies said.
OPINION
December 7, 2010 | Tim Rutten
There are ample reasons to be skeptical about the desirability of cameras in the courtroom, most of them turning on broadcasters' propensity to train their glassy gaze only on the most lurid or sensational trials. As well founded in experience as those reservations may be, Monday's broadcast of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' hearing in the Proposition 8 case was a powerfully compelling argument for the camera's indispensability when the issues at stake are as broadly consequential and as deeply divisive as they are in the struggle over marriage equality.
SPORTS
September 23, 2010 | By Carla Hall
Jamie McCourt has testified that she would never have signed away her right to a share in the Dodgers, but on Thursday a Boston lawyer flatly denied she ever told him that. "She never indicated that she wanted ownership interest in the Dodgers or that she was willing to take on the risk" financially, said Larry Silverstein, who drew up the controversial 2004 marital property agreement that makes the Dodgers Frank McCourt's sole property and the couple's many homes Jamie's. On Silverstein's third day on the stand in the McCourts' divorce trial, he insisted that he followed the wishes of Jamie McCourt, whom he called "the driving force" behind the property agreement.
SPORTS
September 1, 2010 | T.J. Simers
Day 3 of the Dodgers trial, and it's just me and Frank standing in the courthouse hallway after he's spent the entire day on the witness stand, and the first words he says to me are, "I just know we lost. " It turns out he's talking about the Dodgers game Wednesday and not the trial, a bummer as you might imagine for fans. I'm surprised he knows the outcome because when he goes into court at 1:30, his noon lunch break beginning just as the game does, he says in answer to my question he has no idea how the Dodgers are doing.
SPORTS
June 26, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
Frank McCourt has added a star trial lawyer to his legal team, ensuring that a nationally prominent attorney will lead each side in the battle for ownership of the Dodgers. Stephen Susman, a Houston-based attorney ranked by several legal publications as one of the premier trial lawyers in the country, is the latest addition to the all-star teams representing McCourt and his estranged wife, Jamie, in divorce proceedings. "It's like having your best athletes take the field," said Loyola Law School professor and legal commentator Laurie Levenson.
SPORTS
March 8, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
David Boies, one of America's most celebrated trial lawyers, has joined the team of attorneys representing Jamie McCourt in her divorce from Dodgers owner Frank McCourt. Boies is perhaps best known for representing Al Gore before the U.S. Supreme Court in the wake of the 2000 presidential election. This year, he asked the U.S. District Court in San Francisco to rule Proposition 8 — the initiative in which state voters defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman — as unconstitutional.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2009 | Carol J. Williams
Spurned by the California Supreme Court, same-sex couples wanting to marry appealed to federal courts Wednesday to strike down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional state interference in a citizen's fundamental right to lawful wedlock. The lawsuit brought by two high-powered lawyers and unlikely allies, former Bush administration Solicitor General Theodore Olson and his Bush vs.
SPORTS
June 26, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
Frank McCourt has added a star trial lawyer to his legal team, ensuring that a nationally prominent attorney will lead each side in the battle for ownership of the Dodgers. Stephen Susman, a Houston-based attorney ranked by several legal publications as one of the premier trial lawyers in the country, is the latest addition to the all-star teams representing McCourt and his estranged wife, Jamie, in divorce proceedings. "It's like having your best athletes take the field," said Loyola Law School professor and legal commentator Laurie Levenson.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2000
Bill Gates, 44 Microsoft Chairman William H. Gates III co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with his friend Paul Allen shortly after Gates dropped out of Harvard in his junior year. He was chief executive of Microsoft until this year, when he named Steve Ballmer to that position. He is now chairman and chief software architect at the company and the richest person in the world. He did not appear at the trial, but excerpts of his videotaped deposition were played frequently.
BOOKS
June 19, 2005 | Edward Lazarus, Edward Lazarus, a lawyer in private practice, is the author of "Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court."
There's no doubt that David Boies is a terrifically accomplished trial lawyer who has won more than his fair share of high-profile cases, including, most famously, the U.S. government's antitrust case against Microsoft. Boies has also proved time and again to be a grandmaster in the chess game of negotiating legal settlements.
NATIONAL
July 20, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
The lawyer who represented Al Gore in his Supreme Court challenge of Florida results in the 2000 presidential election has been accused of ethics violations in another case. A Florida Bar grievance committee found probable cause that David Boies violated rules of misconduct by giving money to a client and improperly supervising other lawyers. The case will be heard by a judge appointed by the Florida Supreme Court.
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