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April 6, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
A prominent Los Angeles attorney was convicted Thursday of stealing $2.5 million from clients he represented in personal injury lawsuits. James Herman Davis, 70, was convicted of 12 counts of grand theft by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury. Davis, who faces up to 15 years in prison, was taken into custody after the jury's verdicts were read. The Los Feliz resident is scheduled to be sentenced April 30.
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April 6, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
A prominent Los Angeles attorney was convicted Thursday of stealing $2.5 million from clients he represented in personal injury lawsuits. James Herman Davis, 70, was convicted of 12 counts of grand theft by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury. Davis, who faces up to 15 years in prison, was taken into custody after the jury's verdicts were read. The Los Feliz resident is scheduled to be sentenced April 30.
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April 27, 1999 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a horrific diving accident paralyzed Raul Lopez from the neck down, he turned to lawyer James Herman Davis, who negotiated a $1.2-million settlement for him. But over the years, as his body atrophied in a wheelchair, Lopez got only $25,000 of that money and died while living in an unheated garage, because, authorities allege, he couldn't afford medical treatment or another place to live.
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April 27, 1999 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a horrific diving accident paralyzed Raul Lopez from the neck down, he turned to lawyer James Herman Davis, who negotiated a $1.2-million settlement for him. But over the years, as his body atrophied in a wheelchair, Lopez got only $25,000 of that money and died while living in an unheated garage, because, authorities allege, he couldn't afford medical treatment or another place to live.
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June 12, 2001 | TWILA DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A once prominent Los Angeles attorney was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for stealing $2.5 million from clients he represented in personal injury lawsuits. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry let James Herman Davis, 71, address the court for about an hour before giving him the maximum sentence allowed by law.
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February 16, 2004 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
Mary Madrid's house still shakes every time a train roars by, rattling her nerves and reminding her of the tragedy that struck her San Bernardino neighborhood 15 years ago. Only a block from her home, an overloaded freight train jumped the tracks at a bend, sending boxcars flying into nearby homes and later triggering an underground gasoline pipeline explosion that altogether killed six people and injured 42 others in this quiet, working-class neighborhood.
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November 10, 2003 | Richard Marosi and Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writers
As Chin Shan was dying of misdiagnosed stomach cancer, she sought justice from Leonard Samuels, attorney-at-law. The Los Angeles lawyer had won Shan a $190,000 settlement against the doctor who failed to diagnose her illness. Then Samuels stole her money. Shan died before her former attorney's trial, but she testified tearfully in a videotaped deposition. A jury took just one hour to convict the 56-year-old lawyer, who traded a Rancho Palos Verdes home for a cell at North Kern State Prison.
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