June 1, 1995 |
A Santa Ana city councilman Wednesday sued a former political opponent alleging defamation of character and asked for $100,000 in damages. Ted R. Moreno, a council member since 1992, is suing Mike Metzler, his former Democratic foe in last year's race for the 69th Assembly District. Metzler beat out Moreno in the primary election for the seat but ultimately lost to Jim Morrissey (R-Anaheim).
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October 10, 1990 |
A lawyer who filed a federal class-action lawsuit charging Lynwood deputies with racially motivated brutality demanded Tuesday that Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block and one of his captains retract statements about the case that he alleges were "bald-faced lies." Attorney George Denny III filed an administrative claim with the county Board of Supervisors against the county, Block and and Sheriff's Capt.
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May 29, 1991 |
Mayor Sal Sapien, facing a recall attempt by political opponents, filed a defamation of character lawsuit Tuesday against former Mayor Edward L. Allen, alleging that Allen falsely accused Sapien in a letter sent to the mayor's employer. Sapien alleges that Allen, who supports the recall effort, wrote a letter to the superintendent of the El Monte Elementary School District, where Sapien works as a truant officer, accusing the mayor of using school time for political functions.
August 1, 1988
A motion has been filed in federal court to have the case involving Kentucky assistant basketball coach Dwane Casey's $6.9 million lawsuit against Emery Air Freight Corp. moved to Los Angeles, lawyers for the defendants said. Attorneys representing Emery have also filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Lexington seeking additional time to prepare a defense.
September 3, 1988 |
A federal judge's dismissal of a case against the American Broadcasting Co. and television reporter Geraldo Rivera has been called a breakthrough for the use of secret recording devices by reporters. U.S. District Judge Alice Bachelder ruled Thursday that reporters may use secret recording devices to record events and conversations as long as the reporters use the recording equipment for the purpose of gathering news.
June 26, 1990 |
A federal judge on Monday ordered a conservative Mississippi religious group to cease publication and distribution of a brochure which used severely cropped pictures--which were represented as complete images--to support an attack on National Endowment for the Arts funding of sexually explicit works. The ruling, directed at the American Family Assn. and its director, the Rev. Donald Wildmon, came at the conclusion of a day-long trial of a lawsuit brought by multimedia artist David Wojnarowicz.
November 15, 1988 |
About eight weeks ago, John Fogerty walloped a chair and broke his right hand in two places, all over a song. "I thought I was restraining myself, but in moments of passion you don't always do that well," the former lead singer, guitarist and all-around mastermind of Creedence Clearwater Revival told The Times. Fogerty's knuckle-busting anger was aroused by yet another costly round in a decade-old legal feud with his former patron-turned-nemesis, Fantasy Records president Saul Zaentz.
May 1, 2003 |
Biovail Corp., Canada's biggest publicly traded drug maker, defamed analyst Jerry Treppel after he urged investors to sell the stock, the former Banc of America Securities analyst said in a $100-million lawsuit filed Wednesday in New York. Treppel contends that Biovail falsely accused him of criminal conduct after he issued critical research reports. A year ago, Biovail shares fell 21% when Treppel cut his rating to "sell" from "market perform."
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July 16, 1992 |
A Los Angeles County judge on Wednesday tentatively dismissed parts of a lawsuit filed against United Airlines by Rep. Robert K. Dornan, who alleges he was mistreated by crew members who kicked him off a jetliner.
November 3, 1988 |
The California Medical Assn. said Wednesday that the 20% insurance rate rollbacks from November, 1987, levels called for by Proposition 103 might bankrupt several nonprofit, doctor-owned insurance companies that provide most of the state's medical malpractice insurance. Contending that the failure of the companies would force California doctors to seek malpractice insurance from out-of-state companies at much higher rates, Dr.