May 14, 1993 |
Workers' Comp Panel Established: The Los Angeles County Bar Assn. and the Los Angeles County district attorney's office have named an 18-member task force to make recommendations on the best ways to prosecute workers' compensation fraud. The panel, headed by trial lawyer and former County Bar Assn. President Larry R. Feldman, expects to submit its report in two months.
January 29, 1995 |
Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. hangs up from Orenthal James Simpson's regular Saturday afternoon call from jail. His voice is fatherly. "We just talk. Juice will undoubtedly call once or twice again tonight. Juice is lonely." Cochran's round, pleasant face saddens behind oversized glasses anchored to a 24-karat gold band. He gazes out his office window. "Juice is lonely...all by himself." His eyes flick my way for reaction. Vintage Cochran before a jury he must win over. "Doesn't O.J.
June 28, 1987
Larry R. Feldman, a plaintiff's lawyer and former president of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Assn., will become president of the Los Angeles County Bar Assn. July 1. With 20,000 members, the group is the nation's largest local Bar association. Also elected were Margaret M. Morrow, president-elect; Harry L. Hathaway, senior vice president; Patrick M. Kelly, vice president, and six new trustees, Josie Gonzalez, Otto M. Kaus, Roderick W. Leonard, Harvey I. Saferstein, Charles D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1993
One of Michael Jackson's lawyers took issue Thursday with comments by the entertainer's sister suggesting that Jackson had molested young boys over a number of years. "I don't believe there's any merit whatsoever to anything she said," said Howard Weitzman, one of Jackson's attorneys, echoing denials by Jackson's mother and several other siblings.
May 1, 1986 |
A Santa Monica Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought damages from Los Angeles county for a 1980 swimming accident in which a San Fernando Valley man was paralyzed from the neck down after he dived into the surf at Santa Monica Beach. David Geffen, 27, claimed in the suit that lifeguards did not warn him, either verbally or by posting signs, that the surf was dangerous on the day of the accident. He said that had warning signs been posted, he would not have dived into the surf.
April 6, 1986 |
A 27-year-old San Fernando Valley man is asking the county to pay damages for injuries he suffered in 1980 when he dived into the surf at Santa Monica Beach. David Geffen, who was paralyzed from the neck down, is charging in a damage suit being heard in Santa Monica Superior Court that the beach was dangerous the day he was injured and that lifeguards did not warn him of the danger, either by posting signs or by voice.