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October 18, 1995 | From Reuters
Jacoby & Meyers, which used TV ads to spark a revolution in low-cost storefront law firms, is going to court again. But this time there's a twist--Jacoby is suing Meyers. A suit filed in Superior Court in Los Angeles this month shows Leonard Jacoby is suing longtime partner Stephen Meyers, seeking dissolution of the partnership.
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April 21, 1996 | JEFF BRAZIL and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A traffic accident has claimed the life of Stephen Z. Meyers, co-founder of the legendary Jacoby & Meyers law firm, which brought everyday Americans Kmart-esque legal fees and the first television commercials touting the benefits of cut-rate barristers. Authorities and family friends said Meyers, 53, died Friday after a head-on collision in New Fairfield, Conn., near where he and his wife, Millie Harmon, had a weekend home. A stepdaughter, Brooke Harmon, 27, suffered a broken leg in the crash.
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April 1, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jacoby & Meyers Shedding Its Southern California Offices: As of today, the 19 law offices have been turned over to the lawyers who have been managing them and will independently owned and operated as members of the Jacoby & Meyers Legal Network. They will benefit from Jacoby & Meyers advertising but bear their own administrative costs, which had grown prohibitively high for the regional group, said founder Len Jacoby.
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October 29, 1995 | DEBORAH HASTINGS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It had to happen sometime: Jacoby is suing Meyers. They teamed up nearly 20 years ago to hang out a TV shingle that made them the K mart of American law. But that's in jeopardy now. Leonard Jacoby has filed suit against Stephen Meyers, accusing Meyers of trying to squeeze him out. And there's nothing cut-rate about the money Jacoby is asking for. He is demanding $2 million from his law school buddy and 23-year business partner, accusing him of breach of partnership, fraud and emotional distress.
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October 11, 1989 | DARRELL DAWSEY and EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Los Angeles criminal defense attorney killed in his office was facing allegations of embezzling money from a former law firm and misappropriating clients' fees, court records showed Tuesday, but investigators said they are unsure if there is any connection between the accusations and the slaying. Nathan Arnold Richardson, 34, was gunned down about 12:15 p.m. Monday in the lobby of his office at 5455 Wilshire Blvd.
BUSINESS
December 3, 1991 | DANIEL AKST
Great moments in business history: The year is 1972. Len Jacoby and Stephen Meyers, old friends from UCLA Law School, see the need for low-cost, mass-market legal services. Today, Jacoby & Meyers has 122 offices and 300 lawyers. The year now is 1992. A savvy California entrepreneur, noting that all his friends have psychotherapists, sees the need for low-cost, mass-market counseling services. Soon Shrinks R Us brings therapy to the masses. Sound far-fetched?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1995 | DEBORAH HASTINGS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It had to happen sometime: Jacoby is suing Meyers. They teamed up nearly 20 years ago to hang out a TV shingle that made them the K mart of American law. But that's in jeopardy now. Leonard Jacoby has filed suit against Stephen Meyers, accusing Meyers of trying to squeeze him out. And there's nothing cut-rate about the money Jacoby is asking for. He is demanding $2 million from his law school buddy and 23-year business partner, accusing him of breach of partnership, fraud and emotional distress.
NEWS
April 21, 1996 | JEFF BRAZIL and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A traffic accident has claimed the life of Stephen Z. Meyers, co-founder of the legendary Jacoby & Meyers law firm, which brought everyday Americans Kmart-esque legal fees and the first television commercials touting the benefits of cut-rate barristers. Authorities and family friends said Meyers, 53, died Friday after a head-on collision in New Fairfield, Conn., near where he and his wife, Millie Harmon, had a weekend home. A stepdaughter, Brooke Harmon, 27, suffered a broken leg in the crash.
MAGAZINE
January 5, 1986
Reprinted with permission from the ABA Journal, The Lawyer's Magazine, July, 1985. When Jacoby & Meyers began advertising on television, its competition was not with other law firms, but with Pepsi-Cola, Ford and other companies, said Peter Almo Levin, chairperson of the Marketing Legal Services Committee of the ABA Economics of Law Practice Section (and a partner in Jacoby & Meyers' Philadelphia branch).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1996 | SCOTT HARRIS
Must have been a slow news day. Whatever the reason, the media apparently showed up en masse that day back in September 1972, when a couple of young lawyers hyped the opening of a "revolutionary" law office on Van Nuys Boulevard. This fledging, for-profit "legal clinic" promised cut-rate legal services for the middle class. Leonard D. Jacoby and Stephen Z. Meyers were stunned that so many camera crews and reporters came to their news conference. Then, from the back, they heard a voice.
BUSINESS
October 18, 1995 | From Reuters
Jacoby & Meyers, which used TV ads to spark a revolution in low-cost storefront law firms, is going to court again. But this time there's a twist--Jacoby is suing Meyers. A suit filed in Superior Court in Los Angeles this month shows Leonard Jacoby is suing longtime partner Stephen Meyers, seeking dissolution of the partnership.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jacoby & Meyers Shedding Its Southern California Offices: As of today, the 19 law offices have been turned over to the lawyers who have been managing them and will independently owned and operated as members of the Jacoby & Meyers Legal Network. They will benefit from Jacoby & Meyers advertising but bear their own administrative costs, which had grown prohibitively high for the regional group, said founder Len Jacoby.
BUSINESS
December 3, 1991 | DANIEL AKST
Great moments in business history: The year is 1972. Len Jacoby and Stephen Meyers, old friends from UCLA Law School, see the need for low-cost, mass-market legal services. Today, Jacoby & Meyers has 122 offices and 300 lawyers. The year now is 1992. A savvy California entrepreneur, noting that all his friends have psychotherapists, sees the need for low-cost, mass-market counseling services. Soon Shrinks R Us brings therapy to the masses. Sound far-fetched?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1989 | DARRELL DAWSEY and EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Los Angeles criminal defense attorney killed in his office was facing allegations of embezzling money from a former law firm and misappropriating clients' fees, court records showed Tuesday, but investigators said they are unsure if there is any connection between the accusations and the slaying. Nathan Arnold Richardson, 34, was gunned down about 12:15 p.m. Monday in the lobby of his office at 5455 Wilshire Blvd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1985 | STEPHEN G. BLOOM, Times Staff Writer
A Sherman Oaks lawyer has been sentenced to three weeks in County Jail and 24 months' probation after pleading guilty to grand theft charges stemming from allegations that he instructed clients to make out checks to him instead of the law firm he worked for. Police charged that Edward Kane, while employed for 16 months by the Tarzana office of Jacoby & Meyers, instructed at least four clients to make out checks totaling $2,367 to him instead of to the law firm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1986
A Sherman Oaks lawyer has been ordered disbarred by the California State Bar Court on charges that he failed to perform legal work and took clients' fees without the approval of his employer, bar officials said Friday. Edward Kane, 37, formerly of North Hollywood, was formally disbarred by the state Supreme Court on Aug. 22 for nine separate acts of unprofessional conduct between 1981 and 1982, said Jim Evans, spokesman for the state bar.
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