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September 21, 1993 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Farmers Insurance Group has conducted a statewide discrimination campaign against Southeast Asians, discouraging their business by deliberately boosting the prices it quotes them for auto insurance, according to lawsuits filed by consumers and two former Farmers agents. Farmers denies the charges.
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September 21, 1993 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Farmers Insurance Group has conducted a statewide discrimination campaign against Southeast Asians, discouraging their business by deliberately boosting the prices it quotes them for auto insurance, according to lawsuits filed by consumers and two former Farmers agents. Farmers denies the charges.
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BUSINESS
October 7, 1988 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
On the eve of a trial that might have aired the growing resentment of some American workers toward their Japanese bosses, two Americans who ran a Silicon Valley electronics firm agreed Thursday to settle a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against their Japanese former employers. Thomas McDannold and Edward A. Neubauer had charged that NEC Electronics, a Mountain View, Calif.
BUSINESS
October 7, 1988 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
On the eve of a trial that might have aired the growing resentment of some American workers toward their Japanese bosses, two Americans who ran a Silicon Valley electronics firm agreed Thursday to settle a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against their Japanese former employers. Thomas McDannold and Edward A. Neubauer had charged that NEC Electronics, a Mountain View, Calif.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1988 | LARRY GORDON, Times Education Writer
At an emotional hearing at UCLA, student leaders complained to legislators Tuesday about racial and sexual harassment at all UC campuses and charged that university administrators are not doing enough to make minorities feel welcome. The allegations came in testimony before the state Senate's Special Committee on UC Admissions. Its chairman, Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2003 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
As Democratic elected officials in Los Angeles denounced Proposition 54 as racist on Friday, a judge ruled the measure's ballot summary does not accurately portray its potential impact on medical research and ordered that it be changed. The statewide initiative by Ward Connerly, a University of California regent, would prevent public agencies from collecting and using many kinds of racial data but would provide an exemption for "medical research subjects and patients."
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February 24, 2005 | David G. Savage and Jenifer Warren, Times Staff Writers
The Supreme Court on Wednesday all but overturned California's policy of housing new prison inmates by race, declaring that the temporary segregation must be halted unless state officials could show it was the only way to maintain safety and security. In a 5-3 decision, the court said the largest state prison system in the nation was dangerously close to violating the Constitution's ban on racial segregation by the government. "We rejected the notion that separate can ever be equal ...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1994 | BILL BOYARSKY
Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Hernandez is a bundle of anger and frustration these days. The emotions fill his bulky body. When he speaks he has trouble expressing himself, as if he can't find the words to convey his feelings. Much of Hernandez's rage is prompted by the trouble he has encountered in trying to help a part of his district, a poor, overcrowded, gang- and drug-ridden old neighborhood within walking distance of Downtown's glittering high-rises.
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June 14, 2005 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court, overturning the murder convictions of a black man in California and another in Texas by nearly all-white juries, warned judges and prosecutors Monday that they must put an end to racial discrimination in the selection of jurors. The California ruling is likely to have an immediate effect on the way juries are selected in the state, and will give some other recently convicted criminals a claim to a new trial.
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October 5, 1988 | LARRY GORDON, Times Education Writer
At an emotional hearing at UCLA, student leaders complained to legislators Tuesday about racial and sexual harassment at all UC campuses and charged that university administrators are not doing enough to make minorities feel welcome. The allegations came in testimony before the state Senate's Special Committee on UC Admissions. Its chairman, Sen.
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