May 31, 1990 |
It was, perhaps, the only way that this lawsuit could have ended. After a 6 1/2-year legal free-for-all, the Marciano brothers, creators of Guess jeans, won back full control Wednesday of that garment industry gold mine from their archenemies, the Nakash brothers, founders of Jordache.
August 18, 1995 |
Famed Los Angeles lawyer Howard Weitzman, who made a name rushing to the aid of such celebrities in trouble as Hugh Grant, O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson and John DeLorean, confirmed Thursday that he is leaving his law practice to join the new management at MCA Inc. as executive vice president of corporate operations.
April 7, 1998 |
After 2 1/2 years, Howard Weitzman is leaving his post as one of the top executives at Universal Studios. The ousting of the former powerhouse entertainment lawyer is the second high-level casualty of the senior management team assembled at Universal under the three-year ownership of Seagram Co. Chief Executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. In April last year, former Universal Executive Vice President Sandy Climan was forced out and returned to his former employer, Creative Artists Agency.
September 3, 1993 |
The instant the phone call arrived, Anthony Pellicano knew there was trouble--possibly big trouble. The caller told him there had been a raid. Police had confiscated photos and videotapes from the homes of the private investigator's top client, pop superstar Michael Jackson. For Pellicano, who was accompanying the singer on the Asian leg of a world concert tour, the bombshell was sufficiently jarring to prompt his own phone call moments later to Los Angeles, where it was not yet dawn.
September 15, 1993 |
Lawyer's Promotion Breaks New Ground: Entertainment lawyer Karen Randall was named co-managing partner of the Century City firm Katten Muchin Zavis & Weitzman. In making the announcement, the firm said Randall, who heads the firm's litigation department, is the first black woman to hold a managing partner position with a major U.S. law firm. She will direct the 60-lawyer offices with lawyer Howard L. Weitzman.
February 24, 1986
More than three years after he pleaded no contest to six felony counts in connection with a scheme in which investors lost $1.3 million, self-styled film producer George LeFave surrendered today to begin serving a two-year prison term. LeFave, 43, who had promised returns of more than 30% on investments in the distribution of an animated television cartoon, "The Bear That Slept Through Christmas," thanked Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gordon Ringer "for being patient with me."