November 20, 1990 |
Laventhol & Horwath, the nation's seventh-largest accounting firm, may be dissolved or put into bankruptcy, with some of its offices operating as independent partnerships or affiliating with other firms, partners said Monday. The firm, whose legal and financial troubles have mounted in recent months, declined to comment. But its 350 or so partners met over the weekend in Houston to decide the Philadelphia firm's fate.
February 14, 2007 |
WE BECAME ODDLY ENERGIZED when Lisa Marie Nowak, an astronaut with a sterling record, drove nearly 1,000 miles to attack Colleen Shipman, a woman Nowak believed was a rival for the man she loved. Nowak was charged with attempted murder, and her alleged "kill kit" contained a knife, 3 feet of hose, garbage bags, a BB gun and, most ominously, a steel mallet. Jealousy is possibly the most destructive emotion housed in the human brain.
June 25, 2011 |
Scattered across 540 acres of San Diego County hills and ravines, the 235 opulent homes of the Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe flank a private golf course and country club with tile-roofed towers inspired by Tuscan villages. The placid panorama belies decades of bruising battles among the project's developers. The cast includes home-building titan Lennar Corp., a bankrupt La Jolla deal maker and, in an improbable late entry, con man-turned-preacher Barry Minkow. The dispute ultimately led to a federal criminal conviction against Minkow and a continuing investigation by the Justice Department.
July 21, 1987
The Los Angeles law firm of Kadison, Pfaelzer, Woodard, Quinn & Rossi went out of business Monday and a receiver was named to take over the 100-attorney firm, which had filed a petition in Superior Court for voluntary dissolution. John J. Quinn and several other partners announced last month that they were going to set up their own office, reportedly after a disagreement with another principal partner, Stuart L. Kadison, who wanted the 20-year-old firm to expand to compete with larger firms.
September 27, 1987 |
Former Treasury Secretary William E. Simon earned a sizable personal fortune and an even larger reputation as king of the leveraged buyout on Wall Street in the early 1980s. But these days his sights are set on a far greater, and potentially more lucrative, target--the Pacific Basin. At 59, Simon envisions himself as master of a vast international merchant bank reaching from headquarters in Los Angeles to the emerging profit centers of Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.
March 30, 1987 |
Pat Taylor remembers the stigma surrounding genital herpes when he discovered he had the disease 15 years ago. "It was almost impossible to talk about it," said the Anaheim engineer, 45, at a recent meeting of a herpes support group called Orange County HELP. "You could not find anybody educated enough to not be scared to death." But Taylor, who has been married twice and dated in between while he has had the disease, said that today, things are different.
February 8, 2012 |
Online dating has come a long way from its less-than-positive association with the personal ad. But is it actually a better way to meet that special someone? In some ways yes -- and in others, maybe not, according to a study on online dating released by the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest. "Romantic relationships can begin anywhere. When Cupid's arrow strikes, you might be at church or at school, playing chess or softball, searching for a partner at a party, or minding your own business on the train," the authors write . "But sometimes Cupid goes on vacation, or takes a long nap, or kicks back for a marathon of Lifetime original movies.
December 30, 1987
Eight attorneys have become partners at the law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. They include: Claudia Carver, Kirk Pasich and Leigh P. Ryan, Los Angeles office; Michael A. Hodel and John J. McCauley, Orange County; Nancy N. Kennerly, West Los Angeles; William C. Bowers, New York, and Michael A. Wiegard, Washington.
August 19, 1992 |
In a coup for Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, the Los Angeles-based law firm on Tuesday said the entire intellectual property law group of Milgrim Thomajan & Lee has joined its staff. Leading the Milgrim Thomajan group are name partners Roger M. Milgrim and Albert T. Lee. Along with Milgrim and Lee, 10 other partners and 10 associates of Milgrim Thomajan will be joining Paul, Hastings' New York offices. Among the new Paul, Hastings partners are Charles B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1985 |
A man accused of handling more than 100 criminal cases while posing as a lawyer headed a "phantom" Santa Ana firm that included the names of three other men who either are not lawyers or who are dead, the State Bar of California said Friday.