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May 17, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ
A Superior Court jury has found that three aerospace companies were not responsible for the failure of a $45-million telecommunications satellite, deciding that three insurance firms are not entitled to get back the $5.6 million they paid to cover the loss. After a five-month trial, the panel decided Tuesday that McDonnell Douglas Corp., Morton Thiokol Inc.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ
A Superior Court jury has found that three aerospace companies were not responsible for the failure of a $45-million telecommunications satellite, deciding that three insurance firms are not entitled to get back the $5.6 million they paid to cover the loss. After a five-month trial, the panel decided Tuesday that McDonnell Douglas Corp., Morton Thiokol Inc.
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BUSINESS
June 2, 1987
North Hollywood-based Irwin Co., a full-service human resources consulting firm, named Hamilton T. Holt a vice president. Holt previously was president of Hitco, a subsidiary of Armco Steel Corp.
BUSINESS
January 18, 1986 | ROBERT HANLEY, Times Staff Writer
Two groups that insured users of a private telecommunications satellite destroyed in a launching mishap in 1984 have sued McDonnell Douglas Corp. of St. Louis, Morton Thiokol Inc. of Chicago, and HITCO, a diversified manufacturing firm with corporate headquarters in Newport Beach, for $10.75 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1987 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court judge in Santa Ana handed a major victory to McDonnell Douglas Corp. and two other companies by rejecting a novel complaint about a satellite that failed in space. Orange County Superior Court Judge Tully H. Seymour on Monday ruled against four insurance companies that had paid about $5.5 million after the faulty launch of a satellite from the space shuttle Challenger in 1984.
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May 24, 1987 | DANIELLE A. FOUQUETTE, Times Staff Writer
Orange County's newest millionaire made his money the easy way--he won it. Arlie Ragle, 61, of Anaheim, won $2.325 million Saturday on the Big Spin--the first person in the county to win the California Lottery's grand prize and the fourth to win more than $1 million. The soon-to-be-former maintainance supervisor for Hitco of Gardena figures he sent in "at least 150 envelopes" containing three lottery tickets purchased at the Farmer's Market in Gardena, each with one "wheel."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2008 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Shakir Stewart, the executive who succeeded Jay-Z as head of the hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings, died Saturday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in suburban Atlanta, police said. He was 34. Stewart was found in the bathroom of his home in Marietta, Cobb County police spokeswoman Cassie Reece said. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police described the shooting as self-inflicted and would not say who discovered Stewart, executive vice president of the New York-based label.
NEWS
January 22, 1987
The South Bay is blessed with many big employers that provide thousands of jobs. But in a couple of South Bay cities, grocery stores are the biggest employers, and in one, the city itself provides the most jobs. City Company No. of Employees Avalon Santa Catalina Island Co. winter--100 summer--200 Carson Nissan Motor Corp. in USA 1,052 El Segundo Hughes Aircraft Corp. 32,000 Gardena Honeywell Inc. 1,600 Hitco, subsidiary of Armco Inc. 1,600 Hawthorne Northrop Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1986 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
Rejecting arguments by Morton Thiokol Inc. and two other aerospace firms, a state judge ruled Friday that he has the authority to hear the first lawsuit ever filed over the loss of satellites in space. The judge ruled that federal law does not preclude a lawsuit in state court filed by firms that paid part of $180 million in insurance covering the failed deployment of two communications satellites from the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984.
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April 3, 1992 | MARLA CONE
A manufacturing company has agreed to pay a $147,900 fine for producing a new chemical without the approval of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, officials said Wednesday. BP Chemicals Inc., also known as Hitco, manufactured and sold large amounts of the chemical for at least one year, but stopped production after realizing it had failed to notify federal officials, according to the EPA.
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