February 3, 2007 |
A hotly contested Hollywood trial kicked off Friday with attorneys for bestselling author Clive Cussler and Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz offering starkly different accounts of who was responsible for the financial failure of the movie "Sahara." Lawyer Bertram Fields blamed Anschutz's production company, Crusader Entertainment, for gutting Cussler's novel by turning action hero Dirk Pitt into a "treasure-hunting rogue."
November 22, 2003 |
The California Supreme Court has rejected a bid by billionaire Philip Anschutz to avoid being sued for allegedly aiding and abetting securities fraud at Denver-based-phone company, Qwest Communications International Inc. The state high court also refused to stop the lawsuit, brought against Qwest, Anschutz and company President Joseph Nacchio by the California State Teachers Retirement System, while Anschutz appeals the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.
July 22, 2006 |
British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott broke rules for ministers by not immediately declaring his stay last year at an American billionaire's ranch, according to a watchdog agency. Prescott, whose portfolio includes planning and urban redevelopment, spent a weekend in July 2005 at the Colorado ranch of Philip Anschutz, who is building an entertainment center in East London and is hoping to lease space to house Britain's first super-casino.
October 13, 1997 |
Criticized stadium deals in Oakland and San Diego and a frustrated owner in San Francisco's Edward DeBartolo, who is quietly making threats to move again, have become the foundation of hope for a new Coliseum and the return of professional football to Los Angeles. Edward Roski, co-owner of the Los Angeles Kings, will present the outline for a $300-million financing plan for a new Coliseum to the NFL owners' stadium committee here Tuesday morning.
October 8, 2002 |
Congressional investigators plan to interview Qwest Communications International Inc. founder and director Philip Anschutz a second time about his role in the company's day-to-day affairs, a congressional spokesman said. The renewed interest in Anschutz arose from public testimony last week from former Qwest Chairman and Chief Executive Joseph Nacchio, who said he talked to Anschutz about all major decisions, said Ken Johnson, spokesman for the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
October 12, 2006 |
Qwest Communications International Inc.'s founder and largest shareholder, Philip Anschutz, has sold 80 million shares of the company to Credit Suisse Group, his spokesman confirmed Wednesday. A sale of 66 million shares of stock for about $540 million on Tuesday had caught the attention of at least one analyst who had speculated the seller was Anschutz. J.P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2003 |
A partnership including billionaire Philip Anschutz has proposed to build a crude-oil terminal in the Port of Los Angeles so supertankers would not have to unload their cargo offshore, but harbor area residents are questioning the safety of the plan and complaining that it has been wrapped in secrecy.
March 17, 2002 |
Philip Anschutz, the billionaire who built Staples Center and last month broke ground on a $120-million sports complex in Carson, is investigating the possibility of constructing a privately financed football stadium in downtown Los Angeles, The Times has learned. Anschutz, the majority owner of the Kings and four Major League Soccer teams including the Galaxy, has never before indicated an interest in pro football.
December 3, 1998 |
In another example of how big-media markets are changing the way sports moguls court sponsors, Rupert Murdoch and Philip Anschutz have joined forces to create a marketing arm that will pitch baseball's Dodgers, hockey's Kings and professional soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy--along with Dodger Stadium and soon-to-be-completed Staples Center--to corporations seeking sports sponsorship deals.
July 27, 2000 |
Would Pete Sampras catch a soccer game if he were in town? Would Tiger Woods stop by to watch a track meet if there were one in the neighborhood? Would Cobi Jones take time out to see some cycling? All three possibilities were raised Wednesday, when Tim Leiweke, point man for Phil Anschutz's burgeoning sports empire, detailed plans for a $100-million multisports complex on 80 acres of Cal State Dominguez Hills property in Carson.