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July 6, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unusual move, veteran Los Angeles federal Judge Laughlin E. Waters filed a lawsuit on his own behalf Friday, alleging that a Texas insurance company acted in bad faith in handling Waters' claim after his Hancock Park house was seriously damaged in a fire. Waters, 76, appointed to the federal bench 15 years ago, said it was the first time in his long legal career that he has filed a suit on his own behalf.
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June 6, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Laughlin E. Waters, U.S. District Court senior judge based in Los Angeles and a Republican stalwart who served as an assemblyman and once ran briefly for governor, has died. He was 87. Waters died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of natural causes, court officials said Tuesday. Known for issuing tough sentences in violent and drug-related crimes, Waters more regularly decided civil trademark infringement cases or entertainers' contract disputes.
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November 9, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge said in a Los Angeles courtroom Friday that he was troubled by the tactics of a large insurance company that has responded to years of lawsuits for non-payment of claims by alternately arguing that the cases should be heard in state or federal courts. U.S. District Court Judge William F. Nielsen said he "was surprised, to say the least" by documents showing that in more than 170 instances throughout the United States, the Texas-based United Services Automobile Assn.
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May 18, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A jury awarded $1.5 million in compensatory damages Tuesday to a federal judge and his wife for mental and emotional distress they suffered because of the way an insurance company handled their claim after their Hancock Park house was seriously damaged by fire in December, 1990. The Los Angeles Superior Court jury ruled that United Services Automobile Assn. of San Antonio violated "the duty of good faith and fair dealing" in processing the claim of U.S. District Judge Laughlin E.
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May 18, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A jury awarded $1.5 million in compensatory damages Tuesday to a federal judge and his wife for mental and emotional distress they suffered because of the way an insurance company handled their claim after their Hancock Park house was seriously damaged by fire in December, 1990. The Los Angeles Superior Court jury ruled that United Services Automobile Assn. of San Antonio violated "the duty of good faith and fair dealing" in processing the claim of U.S. District Judge Laughlin E.
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November 8, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Services Automobile Assn., one of the nation's largest insurance companies, has for years argued on both sides of the fence about whether suits against it for non-payment of claims should be argued in state or federal court. In more than 170 instances throughout the United States, the Texas-based company has argued to both federal and state judges that it was being sued in the wrong court, failing to reveal that it had argued the other way in other cases, frequently simultaneously.
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May 8, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
For the past three weeks, veteran federal district Judge Laughlin E. Waters of Los Angeles has been looking at justice from the other side of the bench. Instead of presiding over a courtroom, Waters, 79, has been in the plaintiff's chair during an aggressively litigated trial that pits him and his wife against their insurance company. Waters, a tall man with a full head of white hair, has given testimony about the fire at his Hancock Park home that touched off the legal dispute.
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June 6, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Laughlin E. Waters, U.S. District Court senior judge based in Los Angeles and a Republican stalwart who served as an assemblyman and once ran briefly for governor, has died. He was 87. Waters died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of natural causes, court officials said Tuesday. Known for issuing tough sentences in violent and drug-related crimes, Waters more regularly decided civil trademark infringement cases or entertainers' contract disputes.
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May 27, 1985 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
This isn't Burger King. We don't do it your way here. --Judge Manuel L. Real's favorite saying. The courtroom confrontation took place more than 30 years ago, but the most controversial federal judge in Los Angeles remembers it today as an early lesson in judicial style. Chief U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real, then a young prosecutor, had decided that his only chance of winning a conviction before an unsympathetic judge was to demand a jury trial. But U.S. District Judge Pierson M.
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December 17, 1985
The Los Angeles federal court trial for former West Hollywood Mayor Valerie Terrigno, accused of embezzling nearly $11,000 while she directed a now-defunct counseling program, has been continued for two months. Defense attorney Howard Weitzman asked U.S. District Judge Laughlin E. Waters for the delay from Jan. 7 until March 11, 1986, citing other cases he is involved in. Assistant U.S. Atty. Richard M. Callahan did not oppose the delay, saying he, too, had other pending cases.
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May 8, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
For the past three weeks, veteran federal district Judge Laughlin E. Waters of Los Angeles has been looking at justice from the other side of the bench. Instead of presiding over a courtroom, Waters, 79, has been in the plaintiff's chair during an aggressively litigated trial that pits him and his wife against their insurance company. Waters, a tall man with a full head of white hair, has given testimony about the fire at his Hancock Park home that touched off the legal dispute.
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November 9, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge said in a Los Angeles courtroom Friday that he was troubled by the tactics of a large insurance company that has responded to years of lawsuits for non-payment of claims by alternately arguing that the cases should be heard in state or federal courts. U.S. District Court Judge William F. Nielsen said he "was surprised, to say the least" by documents showing that in more than 170 instances throughout the United States, the Texas-based United Services Automobile Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Services Automobile Assn., one of the nation's largest insurance companies, has for years argued on both sides of the fence about whether suits against it for non-payment of claims should be argued in state or federal court. In more than 170 instances throughout the United States, the Texas-based company has argued to both federal and state judges that it was being sued in the wrong court, failing to reveal that it had argued the other way in other cases, frequently simultaneously.
BUSINESS
July 6, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unusual move, veteran Los Angeles federal Judge Laughlin E. Waters filed a lawsuit on his own behalf Friday, alleging that a Texas insurance company acted in bad faith in handling Waters' claim after his Hancock Park house was seriously damaged in a fire. Waters, 76, appointed to the federal bench 15 years ago, said it was the first time in his long legal career that he has filed a suit on his own behalf.
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November 16, 1991
A Los Angeles woman, who pleaded guilty to taking part in a scheme to defraud the federal government of about $1 million by filing bogus income tax returns by computer, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, prosecutors said Friday. Cheryl Jones, who also uses the name Cheryl Staten, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Laughlin E. Waters, who also ordered her to serve three years probation after she completes her prison term.
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