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June 4, 1992 | From Associated Press
The University of Minnesota women's gymnastics coach was fired Tuesday after she accidentally gave members of her team a videotape that included sex scenes involving her and her husband, an assistant coach, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Katalin Deli was fired by Chris Voelz, women's athletic director, who said Deli's contract will end effective June 30. Gabor Deli resigned, effective June 15.
April 23, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
A federal judge has tossed out Quentin Tarantino's copyright infringement lawsuit against Gawker Media for linking to his leaked, unproduced script for "The Hateful Eight," but the legal battle may be far from over. U.S. District Court Judge John F. Walter granted Gawker's motion to dismiss the suit while also giving Tarantino's legal team until May 1 to amend and refile the contributory copyright complaint, which accused Gawker of disseminating copies of Tarantino's script on its Defamer website and said the company "has made a business of predatory journalism.
August 9, 2008 | Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writer
In Mexico's drug war, Gen. Sergio Aponte Polito racked up crime-fighting credentials worthy of the Dark Knight, making record seizures of drugs and weapons and forcing out top Baja California law enforcement officials he accused of corruption and of having links to organized crime.
April 21, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
Faced with the threat of a ballot initiative on teacher firings that could have placed it in the awkward position of publicly defending child molesters, the California Teachers Assn. agreed to a compromise: legislation to streamline the appeals process for teachers who are accused of such egregious misconduct. The procedures outlined in the bill strike the right balance of providing teachers with due process to ensure that they have not been fired unfairly, while speeding up the process and making it far simpler and less expensive.
October 7, 1993
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center has fired or accepted resignations from 30 workers following a sixth-month investigation into allegations of misconduct, including on-the-job use of alcohol or drugs, a hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday. Their last day was Friday, said Laura Elek, spokeswoman at the 2,300-employee hospital. Hospital officials will not release the names or departments of those involved, but said they did not work directly with patients and that no doctors were involved.
September 28, 2004 | Greg Braxton
Jillian Barberie, who in June said that her departure as co-host of the syndicated "Good Day Live" was a mutual decision between her and the show's producers, said Monday she was actually fired from the talk show. Barberie told nationally syndicated radio host Howard Stern that Dorothy Lucey, the other female co-host of "Good Day Live," was also fired last month from the show, which was designed as a national edition of "Good Day L.
An antitrust suit filed by Iwerks Entertainment Inc. against giant-screen theater rival Imax Corp. has been dismissed by a federal judge in Los Angeles. Burbank-based Iwerks alleged that Imax refused to rent its films to Iwerks theaters. Iwerks also alleged that Imax threatened to name potential Iwerks customers in a lawsuit against a film projector manufacturer working for Iwerks. The suit was filed two years ago. Iwerks attorney Maxwell Blecher vowed to appeal the ruling. He said that U.S.
May 3, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
President Robert Kocharyan fired Armenia's prime minister and his government and tightened police security around government buildings. In a statement read on national TV, Kocharyan said he dismissed Prime Minister Aram Sarkisyan--whose brother and predecessor died in a parliament shootout--for allowing the former Soviet republic's economy to deteriorate and ignoring discord in the military.
January 6, 2006 | From Associated Press
U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper tossed out Michael Jackson's $10-million lawsuit against a New Jersey man over memorabilia the pop star claimed had been stolen. Jackson had stopped pursuing the case he filed two years ago, according to court papers. Calls to Jackson's spokeswoman and a lawyer for Henry Vaccaro seeking comment weren't returned Wednesday night.
May 3, 1989
Pomona City Administrator A.J. Wilson, who was lured out of retirement a year ago to revitalize the city, has been fired unexpectedly by the City Council. Councilman C. L. (Clay) Bryant was joined by colleagues Nell Soto and Tomas Ursua, who was elected in March, in voting to oust Wilson at an executive session of the council late Monday. Mayor Donna Smith wanted Wilson retained, and Councilman Mark Nymeyer left the meeting in protest. Bryant said Wilson usurped council authority and would not follow directions.
April 10, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
SAN DIEGO - The U.S. women's soccer team has been ranked No. 1 in the world for seven years, hasn't lost a match at home in nearly a decade and has been beaten just twice in its last 48 matches overall. Not exactly the record of a group in turmoil. But when a team is that good, even the slightest stumble can have dramatic repercussions, as Tom Sermanni found out Sunday when he was fired as coach, after 15 months and two losses, by a national federation that thought he had the team headed in the wrong direction.
April 10, 2014 | By Hugo Martín
Families of children with disabilities have sued Walt Disney Co. theme parks and resorts in Anaheim and Orlando, Fla., over a new policy allowing guests with disabilities quick access to rides and attractions. The suit, filed last week in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, alleges that the policy put in place in October is intended to discourage guests with disabilities from visiting the parks. Disney dismissed those claims. Before October, visitors with disabilities and their family members were given a card that allowed them to go directly onto rides, skipping long lines.
March 25, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles dismissed criminal charges against nine people in a $30-million stock-manipulation case after concluding that misstatements in obtaining court approval for key wiretap recordings made the evidence unusable at trial. The dismissals were an embarrassing setback for prosecutors who were bursting with pride last year when they announced the indictments, the result of a three-year investigation. U.S. Atty. Andre Birotte Jr. said investigators had relied heavily on wiretap evidence, which is rarely used in white-collar cases.
March 17, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
The greatest stain on the history of a proud franchise was officially dissolved Monday, when U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross signed a final decree ending the Dodgers' time in his court. The bankruptcy cases of the Dodgers and related entities "are hereby closed," Gross wrote in an order that ended the team's stay in bankruptcy court at 995 days. Gross signed the order as the Dodgers flew over the Pacific Ocean en route to Australia for Saturday's season opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
March 14, 2014 | By Rob Weinert-Kendt
Controversy of one kind or another has dogged "Porgy and Bess" since its Broadway premiere in 1935. Just the fact that George Gershwin's first real stab at grand opera debuted on Broadway rather than the Metropolitan Opera, which had initially commissioned the work, encapsulates two of the work's main fault lines: the debate over whether it's a musical or an opera or something in between, and the matter of its African American cast, which necessitated...
March 13, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Does Adam Silver think we're that dumb? The new NBA commissioner rejected the notion that teams have been tanking this season, telling reporters in Boston on Wednesday that he didn't think coaches or players were intentionally losing games. Uh, duh. It's management that stocks its team's won-loss ledger with Ls. It does so by failing to sign star free agents and trading players such as Paul Pierce, Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner, leaving behind a mishmash of nobodies who increase a team's chance of obtaining a top draft pick by bottoming out in the standings.
April 11, 2003 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
Forward Andre Patterson was dismissed from UCLA on Thursday for not making sufficient academic progress during the winter quarter. It marks the second time Patterson, a sophomore from Washington Prep, has had academic problems. He was ineligible last fall and missed the first five games last season. After passing summer school classes at UCLA and fall classes at Santa Monica City College, he was readmitted for the winter quarter and played in 24 games, starting 21.
December 19, 1989 | DON PATTERSON
The San Diego Chargers announced Monday that Steve Ortmayer, director of football operations since January 1987, will not be offered a contract next season. "Steve and I met today," Charger Owner Alex Spanos said. "I want to thank him for the effort he has made to make the Chargers a stronger team. Our meeting was amicable, and we wish him well in future endeavors." Ortmayer, 44, could not be reached for comment.
March 11, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Gawker Media is asking a California federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by Quentin Tarantino over his leaked screenplay for "The Hateful Eight," arguing it only facilitated the reading of the unproduced screenplay and didn't enable any copyright infringement. Tarantino sued Gawker for contributory copyright infringement in January, after its Defamer blog published a post titled "Here Is the Leaked Quentin Tarantino 'Hateful Eight' Script" with download links to third-party websites hosting copies of the document.
March 10, 2014 | By David Zucchino
FT. BRAGG, N.C. - The Army improperly interfered with the decision to reject Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair's offer to plead guilty to lesser charges in his sexual assault case, a military judge ruled Monday. Col. James L. Pohl said there was evidence that Army officials had exerted "unlawful command influence" when a three-star general turned down Sinclair's offer before the trial. The judge gave defense attorneys the option of renewing Sinclair's original plea offer or making a different one; in any case, he said, the case must be overseen by a new command authority.
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