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BUSINESS
January 1, 1987
The Justice Department said it will file a civil suit to block a $30-million takeover attempt by Rheem Manufacturing Co., the nation's third-largest manufacturer of home water heaters, to acquire Bradford-White Corp. of Philadelphia, the fifth-largest. "If not stopped, the acquisition likely will result in homeowners being forced to pay higher prices for residential water heaters," said a Justice Department official.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1985
Federal antitrust approval for Rheem Manufacturing Co.'s proposed acquisition of Raypak Inc. of Westlake Village should take about a month, Raypak chairman William Austin said. Raypak and New York-based Rheem announced a definitive agreement on the deal last week, but it requires government approval because both privately held companies are in the same business--making water-heating equipment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1993 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family of a bartender killed in an explosion at a Newport Beach restaurant in August has filed a lawsuit against the makers and vendor of a water heater and storage tank blamed as the cause of the blast. Antonio De Santiago, 39, was preparing for brunch at the El Torito Grill on Aug. 1 when an explosion ripped through the popular Southwestern-style restaurant. De Santiago was killed and five other workers were injured.
NEWS
June 4, 1991 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
In the largest settlement yet in a long-running legal battle over toxic dumping at the Stringfellow Acid Pits, an aluminum manufacturer has agreed to pay $18 million to 3,800 residents of the nearby Riverside County community of Glen Avon. The tentative settlement with Alumax Inc., which is subject to court approval, was reached last week and announced Monday by Melvyn I. Weiss, a New York attorney who represents the residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1994 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family of a bartender killed in an explosion last year at a popular Southwestern-style restaurant in Newport Beach have filed a second lawsuit, alleging the restaurant's insurance adjusters lost or destroyed crucial evidence from the blast. Antonio De Santiago, 39, was preparing for brunch at the El Torito Grill at Fashion Island on Aug. 1 when a hot water storage tank exploded, demolishing a corner of the restaurant. De Santiago was killed and five others were injured.
BUSINESS
August 23, 1994 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Christopher Tower rebuilds his burned-out Laguna Beach home later this year, he plans to incorporate a beautiful wood-burning fireplace to complement the stunning Pacific Ocean view from his new living room. But in a nearby bedroom, Tower is forsaking the allure of a wood-burner for a unit that burns natural gas. The second fireplace, Tower said, "is mainly for ambience . . . a gas fireplace is easy to use and it's clean."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Addressing one of the most complex legal dilemmas ever to confront the federal Superfund program, a federal judge in Los Angeles has held 13 companies that dumped or transported hazardous wastes to the Stringfellow Acid Pits liable for cleanup costs that could approach $100 million. In a ruling issued late Thursday, U.S. District Judge James M.
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