August 15, 1985 |
Japan Air Lines is likely to reach out-of-court settlements with the four survivors and families of the 520 victims of Monday's airliner crash, lawyers said today. Japanese are more reluctant than Westerners to take such cases to court, the lawyers said. "I think it's based on the Japanese way of solving disputes," Takeshi Odagi, a general practice lawyer, told Reuters. "Going to court is the last resort.
April 24, 1989 |
The Waiver Wars are officially over. A lawsuit filed against Actors' Equity by 15 of its members, challenging the union's April, 1988, referendum that established its 99-Seat Theatre Plan, has been settled out of court. The plan governs the use of Equity members in theaters with fewer than 100 seats throughout Los Angeles County. It replaced the old Equity Waiver system. According to a joint statement, the plan will not be changed or modified before April 1, 1991. However, a review committee, consisting of four Equity representatives and four of the plaintiffs (or their chosen substitutes)
July 7, 1992 |
A former IBM executive who says he was denied a promotion because he is black, then was put under surveillance and eventually fired after he complained, reached an out-of-court settlement with the computer giant Monday. Bernard C. Duse Jr., 51, whose 1984 lawsuit sought unspecified damages, said both sides were barred from disclosing terms of the settlement, reached as jury selection was to begin in U.S. District Court. "I'm satisfied and I would assume IBM is," Duse said.
November 28, 1999 |
A wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the widow of Olympic wrestler David Schultz against eccentric millionaire and convicted murderer John du Pont has been settled out of court. Lawyers for both sides would not release the amount of the settlement. But the Philadelphia Inquirer, citing anonymous sources, reported Saturday that du Pont, 61, is to pay Nancy Schultz at least $35 million.
March 13, 1986 |
An Escondido lawyer who represented bankrupt Common Sense Capital Corp. on Wednesday tentatively agreed to a $2-million payment as part of an out-of-court settlement with former Common Sense investors. In a settlement hearing before U.S. District Judge J. Lawrence Irving, attorney Jeffrey Cheyne, who represented Common Sense and its executives, agreed to pay $1.98 million to 68 property owners of an uptown office building. Attorney Michael J.
July 22, 2007 |
In the 1950s, Los Angeles County's raging growth and increasing national importance made it an essential local news beat. The Hall of Administration's news corps included dozens of broadcast, print and wire reporters from as far away as Long Beach, the Antelope Valley and San Diego. Today, because of cuts in newsroom budgets and staffs, only two wire services and two newspapers, including The Times, regularly cover a county government whose constituency totals 10.