CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2003 |
The City Council agreed Friday to hire an outside law firm to represent the city in the bankruptcy proceedings of Adelphia Communications Corp., which officials say owes the city $3 million in cable television franchise fees. The council approved a $150,000 contract with the law firm of Mannatt, Phelps and Phillips to act for the city in Bankruptcy Court, which recently blocked city attempts to collect the unpaid fees.
November 17, 1991
The law firm of Bloom, Dekom and Hergott has donated a collection of contemporary artwork to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Nine pieces, including oil paintings, sculpture, three-dimensional wall hangings and a lithograph, will be added to the school's permanent collection. Bloom, Dekom and Hergott is an entertainment law firm in Beverly Hills.
June 6, 1987 |
Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale said Friday he is moving back to his native Minnesota to join a Minneapolis law firm, but that it is "highly unlikely" he will seek political office again. Mondale, the 1984 Democratic presidential nominee, said at a news conference that he will join the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney as a partner in September. He said he will specialize in international law, corporate and public finance and administrative law.
August 21, 1988
The law firm of Sullivan, Walsh, Rossbacher & Wood has signed a $3.4-million, 10-year lease for 15,000 square feet of office space in Biltmore Towers, downtown, starting in August, according to the Charles Dunn Co.
December 17, 1986 |
Sen. Paul Laxalt (R-Nev.) will join a New York law firm as a senior policy adviser but will remain in Washington to help President Reagan in any way he can, it was announced Tuesday. Laxalt will become a partner in Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Underberg, Manley, Myerson & Casey.
July 5, 1994
Michelle M. Fujimoto has been appointed a partner in the law firm of Palmieri, Tyler, Wiener, Wilhelm & Waldron in Irvine. She is a litigation attorney handling product liability defense, with an emphasis in medical devices, commercial disputes, employment and environmental defense work.
November 24, 1988 |
The prosecutor who won drug-trafficking indictments against Panamanian Gen. Manuel A. Noriega and top leaders of the Medellin, Colombia, cartel resigned Wednesday from the U.S. attorney's office. Richard Gregorie, 41, chief assistant to U.S. Atty. Dexter Lehtinen, said he will join a private law firm that specializes in civil cases.
March 13, 1988
The law firm of Haight, Dickson, Brown & Bonesteel has signed a five-year, $7.7-million lease for 50,000 square feet of office space in the 100 Wilshire Building, Santa Monica. Beitler Commerical Realty Services and Davis/Olson Corp. represented the tenants; Southmark Pacific Leasing Inc. represented the owner, an unidentified Japanese firm.
August 10, 1986
A major New York law firm plans to open its first Los Angeles office in the fall at Citicorp Center in Citicorp Plaza. The firm--Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson--has a staff of 300 attorneys, who handle securities, tax, litigation, government contracts, real estate, technology, transfers and energy law. It is the third major New York law firm to move into Citicorp Center, joining Shearman & Sterling and Mendes & Mount.
May 14, 1987
The prominent Baltimore law firm of Venable, Baetjer & Howard agreed to pay the state of Maryland for its role in the 1985 near-collapse of the state's savings and loan industry. The state filed a $450-million suit against the law firm in July, charging that poor legal advice that the firm allegedly gave to the state's quasi-public thrift institution insurer plunged the savings and loan industry into a crisis. In agreeing to the settlement, Venable specifically denied any wrongdoing.