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October 11, 1985
Gov. George Deukmejian has appointed seven Superior Court judges for Southern California.
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BUSINESS
September 6, 1989 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
The top judge of Los Angeles' busiest workers' compensation court charged Tuesday that state plans to staff a new court in Pasadena by shifting workers from neighboring jurisdictions stands to "cripple" an already overwhelmed system and dramatically lengthen the process of resolving injured workers' complaints. Presiding Judge Bettina A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2005 | Jack Leonard, Evelyn Larrubia and Robin Fields, Times Staff Writers
When it comes to paying conservators, Orange County's Probate Court has built a reputation for stinginess. Most judges in Southern California approve conservators' fees without a quibble. But those in Orange County are well known for slashing fees by as much as 50%, particularly when conservators bill top dollar for shopping and other chores.
OPINION
March 10, 1991 | Jack Katz, Jack Katz is professor of sociology at UCLA.
Police in Los Angeles may well be more brutal than those in other large U.S. cities, but we may never know because they are far less subject to control. The most significant aspect of the disgraceful beating of Rodney G. King is its subtle revelation of the routine silence about law-enforcement abuses in our community. In virtually all U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2003 | David Rosenzweig, Times Staff Writer
U.S. District Court judges in Southern California, faced with large numbers of complex, time-consuming cases and feeling the effects of several years of understaffing, are considering imposing a four-day limit on civil trials to ease the backlog. The judges will take up the proposal, and possibly other relief measures, at a meeting scheduled for next week. "We're just swamped," said Judge Dickran Tevrizian, who is calling for the temporary moratorium.
NEWS
June 17, 1993 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State authorities are investigating whether workers' compensation court judges in Orange and Los Angeles counties have accepted expensive gifts from private attorneys and doctors whose cases regularly appear before the court. For several months, the state Department of Industrial Relations has been looking into complaints of corruption within the legal system that resolves claim disputes between injured workers and companies providing workers' compensation insurance for medical expenses.
NEWS
June 17, 1993 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State authorities are investigating whether workers' compensation court judges in Orange and Los Angeles counties have been accepting expensive gifts from private attorneys and doctors whose clients' cases regularly appear before the court.
NEWS
April 19, 1998 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stung by recent criticism from attorneys, some judges in the nation's largest federal court district are fighting back with a controversial proposal to punish lawyers who make disparaging remarks about them. A new disciplinary rule being pushed by a committee of federal judges in Southern California would disbar, suspend or fine attorneys who make remarks that "impugn the character or integrity of any judicial officer."
BUSINESS
April 7, 1992 | CHRIS KRAUL, SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS EDITOR
Magma Power, a San Diego geothermal power company, will be watching a state Public Utilities Commission decision due out early next month a lot more closely than most other edicts issued by the regulatory agency. That's because the decision will have a direct bearing on how Magma Power and other alternative-energy producers do business over the next decade.
NEWS
April 20, 1998 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stung by criticism from attorneys, some judges in the nation's largest federal court district are fighting back with a controversial proposal to punish lawyers who make disparaging remarks about them. A new disciplinary rule being pushed by a committee of federal judges in Southern California would disbar, suspend or fine attorneys who make remarks that "impugn the character or integrity of any judicial officer."
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