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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1990 | CAROL McGRAW
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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1991 | JERRY HICKS
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.
SPORTS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 1988 | From United Press International
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2006 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
She French-kissed Madonna on national television. She filmed her naked husband in the shower for television viewers to see. And her bare gyrating navel is on display in countless images, both video and still. Against that backdrop, a Los Angeles judge tossed Britney Spears' defamation lawsuit against Us Weekly, ruling that the pop star with the hyper-sexed public image cannot be defamed by published rumors that she and her husband had made a sex videotape.
NEWS
June 26, 1990 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 1988 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, Times Staff Writer
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
November 3, 1988 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1992 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Teen sensation New Kids on the Block sued their former music director Gregory McPherson for defamation of character on Monday in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. The defamation suit, which seeks unspecified damages, comes less than a week after the pop quintet interrupted its Australian tour to perform live on "The Arsenio Hall Show" in Los Angeles to counter charges by McPherson that the group is primarily a lip-sync act.
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