CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2002 |
A businessman who was acquitted of rape charges in a criminal trial has been ordered to pay $5.3 million in civil damages to one of his alleged victims. The default judgment against John Gordon Jones came one year after the computer entrepreneur was found not guilty of raping nine women and released from jail, where he had spent two years without bail awaiting criminal trial. Jones said he will appeal the civil judgment. Last week, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David L.
March 31, 2012 |
Southern California designer jeans maker True Religion Apparel Inc. has won a $864-million court judgment against online Chinese counterfeiters, but actually getting that money will be a battle. The Vernon company, whose jeans can go for nearly $500, sued 282 websites originating from China and accused them of lifting company trademarks and peddling fake goods. The websites had names such as TrueReligion4Cheap.com and ForTrueReligionJeans.com. The defendants were a no-show in court, so the New York federal judge handed down a default judgment this month.
December 5, 1986
Bank of America officials were ordered by a federal judge in Los Angeles to explain on Jan. 16 why they should not be held in contempt for refusing to turn $456,413 in Soviet assets over to Palo Alto businessman Ralph Gregorian, who has won a default judgment against the Soviet government newspaper Izvestia for calling him a spy. That amount in Soviet funds on deposit at Bank of America's international trade division in New York was frozen last week, but Gregorian attorney Gerald Kroll told U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1998
A Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner upheld a $1.9-million default judgment Thursday against former civil rights attorney A. Thomas Hunt for failing to appear in court for his client. Hunt asked Commissioner Emilie H. Elias to dismiss the judgment won against him by Howard Bennett in 1995, saying that he was never properly served with the summons and complaint and that he only learned of the suit in early 1996.
June 3, 1997 |
Electropure Inc. said Monday it has tentatively settled a $3-million default judgment rendered in June 1996 against the company, its HOH International Inc. unit and certain current and former executives and directors. Electropure said that under the settlement it will issue 100,000 shares and 100,000 five-year warrants, exercisable at $1 a share, to the Economic Development Bank of Puerto Rico, the preferred shareholder in HOH International Inc.
August 13, 2002
Your Aug. 6 editorial, "Holden's Dubious Legacy," calls the actions taken to provide me with legal representation "stealth." The city was served with the suit July 17 and my office was served July 19. Thirteen days later the city attorney informed me his office had a conflict of interest and my case would be referred to an attorney from the conflict panel, who would contact me immediately. What I wasn't told was that a response was due by Aug. 6. When I mentioned the case to a friend who practices law, he told me that if there was no response by Aug. 6, the plaintiff's attorney could file a default judgment that would cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars.