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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1993 | JOHN SCHWADA
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to hire a Century City law firm for $35,000 to help with the lawsuit the city has filed challenging Burbank Airport's $300-million plan to expand its terminal. On a 10-0 vote, the council hired Manatt, Phelps and Phillips to help the city press its case that an environmental impact report by the airport failed to provide plans to mitigate the noise, air pollution and traffic problems that the city says will result from the terminal project.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Los Angeles City Council voted 9 to 1 Friday to retain outside lawyers to help defend the city in a lawsuit brought by Tennie Pierce, a firefighter whose firehouse meal in 2004 was laced with dog food. Pierce has alleged that the act was racially motivated. The contract with the firm Jones Day is worth as much as $750,000. The case is scheduled to go to trial in March. Councilman Bernard C. Parks dissented, saying the city has spent enough on the case. He has pushed for a settlement.
NEWS
April 11, 1991 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie said Wednesday she will become a partner on June 1 of the Los Angeles law firm of Buchalter, Nemur, Fields and Younger--a major litigator for insurance companies. Although it has a general business practice, the 190-lawyer Buchalter, Nemur firm is one of the biggest insurance practitioners in the state, representing such companies as Farmers and the American International Group, including its important subsidiary, National Union.
NEWS
August 27, 1998 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a $3.5-million punitive damages verdict against Baker & McKenzie, the world's largest law firm, in a sexual harassment case brought by a former secretary. The court, meeting in closed session, refused to review the 1994 jury award to Rena Weeks, who said a former partner at the law firm groped her, lunged at her and made sexually suggestive remarks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former Gov. George Deukmejian, who emphasized foreign trade development during his final term as governor, will try to develop foreign business for a large international law firm with offices in Los Angeles, it was announced Tuesday. Deukmejian, 62, who retired as governor Jan. 7, will become a partner in the 125-year-old firm of Sidley & Austin, operating out of its downtown Los Angeles office. His first work day will be Monday.
BUSINESS
August 18, 2004 | Claudia Eller
Top Hollywood lawyer Barry Hirsch, who abruptly left his law firm this past weekend in a bitter split after 24 years, is suing over the firm's plans to restructure. Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum & Morris plans to dissolve its current professional corporation to form a limited liability partnership, a structure commonly used by professionals such as accountants and lawyers to protect individual partner assets.
NEWS
December 31, 1994 | Reuters
Outgoing Senate Democratic leader George J. Mitchell of Maine, who last April turned down an opportunity to become a Supreme Court justice, is joining a Washington law firm. Mitchell, who retired from his Senate seat, is to join Verner Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand as special counsel Jan. 9, the firm said Friday. The firm does lobbying and litigation and represents a wide range of companies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
A national law firm involved with religious issues joined a local Christian minister Friday in decrying what they termed support by the San Diego Padres' management for the "homosexual lifestyle." The Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center said the baseball team is encouraging homosexuality by allowing a gay group to attend the Sunday game at Petco Park featuring the Padres against the Atlanta Braves. At the game, the Padres plan to distribute free floppy hats to children 14 or younger.
REAL ESTATE
January 6, 1985 | DAVID M. KINCHEN
Getting two lawyers to agree about anything is difficult enough, so getting two of the largest law firms in Los Angeles to agree to move from Century City to Olympic Boulevard and the San Diego Freeway must rank with the great real estate achievements of the past decade. The two firms--Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg & Tunney and Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp--have moved into the $55-million Trident Center at 11355-77 Olympic Blvd., West Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1992 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A dried piranha sticks to a window at San Diego lawyer Marc Stern's small office, the mark of his growing reputation as an eccentric but tenacious courtroom tough. If things are slow, he shows up for work in jeans, brings his dog along and cuts out early if the surf is up. "I usually get the cases no one else will handle," he said. Gray, Cary, Ames & Frye is the biggest, most prestigious, law firm in the city. Higgs, Fletcher & Mack is another of San Diego's legal powerhouses.
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