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September 20, 2000 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER
MP3.com Inc.'s legal troubles continued to mount Tuesday, as San Diego class-action specialist Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach filed a class-action suit against the controversial online music firm, its chief executive and members of its board of directors. The lawsuit, in federal court in San Diego, alleges that the company made "false and misleading" statements between Jan. 13 and Sept. 7 regarding its sales and growth of its Internet services. On Sept. 7, U.S. District Judge Jed S.
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SPORTS
July 23, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Behind singles victories by Martina Navratilova and Zina Garrison, the United States Federation Cup team defeated China, 3-0, Tuesday to advance to the second round of the national-team, single-elimination tournament that is the women's equivalent of the Davis Cup. Navratilova blew away China's Li Xinyi, 6-1, 6-0, in front of an overflow crowd at Stvanice stadium in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Garrison played in place of Chris Evert Lloyd, who had a flare-up of tendinitis in her left knee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2001 | TIPTON BLISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The father of a San Diego County toxicologist accused of poisoning her husband defended his daughter Thursday as an academic, a dog lover and an avid reader who had no reason to kill. Ralph Rossum offered a different image of his daughter, Kristin Rossum, from the one prosecutors painted of a drug addict who plotted to poison her husband to keep him from revealing her drug use and an affair.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2003 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
Once a rock star in the online music world, MP3.com is leaving the building. The San Diego-based company helped launch the digital-music revolution five years ago by enabling independent artists to offer downloadable songs directly to the public. But after two desultory years under the wing of global media conglomerate Vivendi Universal, MP3.com is about to change owners and stop the downloads. A spokeswoman for CNet Networks Inc.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2000 | JON HEALEY and P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
MP3.com Inc. relaunched its online music locker service Tuesday with a twist: a $50-per-year fee for consumers who want to store and play more than a few dozen CDs. The fee reflects the legal drubbing that San Diego-based MP3.com took this year after it briefly offered the My.MP3.com locker service without licenses from the record labels or music publishers. The new version is licensed by the five major labels and music publishers, which will collect small sums from MP3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2002 | Beth Silver, Special to The Times
A young toxicologist accused of poisoning her husband staged a crime scene to make his murder appear a suicide, complete with fake entries in her diary, rose petals strewn across his body and a shredded love note from her boss, prosecutors alleged Tuesday in the trial's opening arguments.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2000 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Recording Industry Assn. of America filed evidence late Monday supporting its motion against Napster Inc., and asked the U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco to shut down the popular online song-swapping service. The trade group, along with the National Music Publishers Assn., also submitted an industry-financed study that claims record sales have plummeted at music stores near college campuses with high-speed Internet connections.
SPORTS
November 19, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Top-seeded Steffi Graf routed Zina Garrison, 6-0, 6-3, Wednesday night in the opening round of the Virginia Slims Championships, sweeping the first eight games before losing her serve in the third game of the second set. But the 18-year-old West German regained control, broke Garrison's serve to take a 4-2 lead and closed out the 47-minute match at New York's Madison Square Garden with an ace. "I haven't played a tournament for three weeks, so I was eager to play the match," Graf said.
SPORTS
July 29, 1988
Unseeded Marty Davis continued a string of upsets in the Volvo International tennis tournament Thursday by eliminating fifth-seeded Aaron Krickstein, 6-3, 6-4, at Stratton Mountain, Vt. Davis, 2-3 in his career against Krickstein, waited out a four-hour rain delay and came from behind twice. There were four consecutive service breaks in the second set until the ninth game, when Davis held serve and then broke Krickstein to close out the match.
SPORTS
March 20, 1986
Mater Dei High School rallied for six runs in the seventh inning Wednesday to gain a 12-9 Angelus League victory over Bishop Amat at Bishop Amat Wednesday. The Monarchs entered the top of the seventh trailing 9-6, but had runners on first and second with two outs. A two-run single by Tony Copeland made it 9-8. Two walks and a passed ball led to the Monarchs' tying and winning runs. John Dworzak then hit a two-run double to provide the Monarchs with a comfortable margin.
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