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December 28, 1993 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The California Supreme Court held Monday that victims of toxic pollution can generally recover damages for fear of cancer only if medical evidence shows they are more likely than not to contract the disease because of the exposure. But the court also carved out an exception for particularly egregious cases.
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December 28, 1993 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The California Supreme Court held Monday that victims of toxic pollution can generally recover damages for fear of cancer only if medical evidence shows they are more likely than not to contract the disease because of the exposure. But the court also carved out an exception for particularly egregious cases.
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BUSINESS
March 15, 1988 | Associated Press
Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. said late Monday that it would seek alternatives to an unsolicited $1.8-billion buyout offer from Pirelli Group, and that it did not expect to complete its previous agreement to sell most of its tire operations to Bridgestone Corp. In a news release, Firestone said its board of directors met to consider Pirelli's tender offer to acquire Firestone for $58 a share but took no action on the bid.
BUSINESS
March 15, 1988 | Associated Press
Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. said late Monday that it would seek alternatives to an unsolicited $1.8-billion buyout offer from Pirelli Group, and that it did not expect to complete its previous agreement to sell most of its tire operations to Bridgestone Corp. In a news release, Firestone said its board of directors met to consider Pirelli's tender offer to acquire Firestone for $58 a share but took no action on the bid.
NEWS
February 20, 1989
William L. Strong, 69, who retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio, in 1978 as chief financial officer and executive vice president. A career executive who had held top positions with companies across the country, including Packard Bell Electronics, Allis-Chalmers Co. and Continental Can Co., he served on many boards of directors in retirement, including Lorimar, USLife and Transatlantic Fund. In La Jolla on Feb. 10 of leukemia.
NEWS
May 16, 1985
A Glendale man who was crippled in a car crash caused by a tire blow-out won a settlement that will give him $10.1 million over the course of his life. The Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. agreed to pay the money to Sam Madik, 31, an electrician at the Burbank Studios until he was paralyzed from the mid-back down in a 1980 roll-over accident near Fresno. He claimed that the tire came apart because of improper bonding of the steel belts to the tread.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 1988
I read that after four days of negotiations the Japanese failed to agree to allow foreign contractors a limited participation in Japanese public works market (Part I, Feb. 21). So what is new? For years the Japanese bowed, smiled, made promises to the naive Americans, and at the same time carried on their predatory trade policies. It's no longer a problem of the U.S. being swamped with Japanese products without being given a fair chance to enter the Japanese market.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 1990
In response to Jesse Jackson's column "Lacking a Cold War, U.S. Draws a Blank" (Commentary, Aug. 2), again Jackson has proven to be a disappointment in his comments on the civil war in Liberia. Jackson is upset at what he considers "a weak and inadequate response" on the part of the U.S. He points out what he claims to be "a 143-year-old 'special relationship' " between the U.S. and Liberia. His "proof" that America's interests are at stake is the one example of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1996
Robert F. Beaver, a political and community leader in Orange County for many years, has died at his home in Fullerton after a lengthy illness. He was 89. Beaver was a member of the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation; co-founder of the Lincoln Club of Orange County and its treasurer for 28 years; a seven-time California delegate to the Republican National Convention; and a former treasurer of the California Republican Party.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1985 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
A Glendale man crippled in a car crash caused by a tire blowout won a settlement Wednesday that will give him $10.1 million over the course of his life. The Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. agreed to pay the money to Sam Madik, 31, an electrician at the Burbank Studios until he was paralyzed from the mid-back down in a July 19, 1980, roll-over accident. The settlement package consists of a $1.
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May 16, 1985 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
A Glendale man crippled in a car crash caused by a tire blowout won a settlement Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court that will give him $10.1 million over the course of his life. The Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. agreed to pay the money to Sam Madik, 31, an electrician at the Burbank Studios until he was paralyzed from the mid-back down when his car overturned July 19, 1980. The settlement package, which includes a $1.
BUSINESS
June 19, 1990 | From Reuters
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which is losing its 64-year grip on the title as the world's No. 1 tire maker, said today it plans to cut 1,100 jobs and take a $35-million quarterly charge as it implements a major restructuring plan. The restructuring, announced in April, would include Goodyear's tire business and perhaps other North American operations.
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