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June 24, 1997 | MELINDA FULMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Superior Court jury in Los Angeles has awarded $2.5 million to a former executive of bankrupt Newport Beach home builder Baldwin Co. after finding that the owners reneged on a promise to make him a partner in the company. The jury found that brothers James and Alfred Baldwin breached their contract with Robert B. Burns, who headed their company's Los Angeles-Ventura division. However, the jury awarded damages only against James Baldwin, who directly supervised Burns' division.
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June 24, 1997 | MELINDA FULMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Superior Court jury in Los Angeles has awarded $2.5 million to a former executive of bankrupt Newport Beach home builder Baldwin Co. after finding that the owners reneged on a promise to make him a partner in the company. The jury found that brothers James and Alfred Baldwin breached their contract with Robert B. Burns, who headed their company's Los Angeles-Ventura division. However, the jury awarded damages only against James Baldwin, who directly supervised Burns' division.
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February 23, 1994 | Debora Vrana / Special to The Times
Another former top executive of Baldwin Builders has begun legal wranglings with the beleaguered Newport Beach home builder. Former Orange County division President Geoff Fearns, who resigned from the company in November, has filed an arbitration action against Baldwin. The action accuses the company's owners of breach of contract, forced resignation and fraud.
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February 23, 1994 | Debora Vrana / Special to The Times
Another former top executive of Baldwin Builders has begun legal wranglings with the beleaguered Newport Beach home builder. Former Orange County division President Geoff Fearns, who resigned from the company in November, has filed an arbitration action against Baldwin. The action accuses the company's owners of breach of contract, forced resignation and fraud.
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February 8, 1994 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what promises to become an acrimonious and embarrassing lawsuit, a former top executive of Baldwin Builders is seeking at least $35 million in a breach of contract and fraud claim against the company and owners James and Alfred Baldwin. Robert B.
BUSINESS
February 8, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Baldwin Builders Sued by Former Executive: The $35-million lawsuit claims the Newport Beach home builder breached a verbal agreement to make former Los Angeles divisional President Robert B. Burns a 10% partner in all of Baldwin's projects in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Burns, who sued in Los Angeles Superior Court on Jan. 25, claims company owners James and Alfred Baldwin canceled his partnership agreement and engaged in other acts that forced him to resign.
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March 18, 1994 | DEBORA VRANA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Kevin Fleming is the latest Baldwin Builders executive to leave the Newport Beach home builder. In the past five months, all three of Baldwin's division presidents have either resigned or been terminated. Fleming, who joined the company in 1987, was removed from his job as executive vice president of construction in Irvine on March 10. During his tenure he had overseen construction of more than 1,000 homes in Southern California.
BUSINESS
June 24, 1997 | MELINDA FULMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Superior Court jury in Los Angeles has awarded $2.5 million to a former executive of bankrupt Newport Beach home builder Baldwin Co. after finding that the owners reneged on a promise to make him a partner in the company. The jury found that brothers James and Alfred Baldwin breached their contract with Robert B. Burns, who headed their company's Los Angeles-Ventura division. However, the jury awarded damages only against James Baldwin, who directly supervised Burns' division.
BUSINESS
October 14, 1997 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruling that Baldwin Co. defendants misled jurors about their finances, a judge has reopened the damage phase of a breach-of-contract trial involving the home builder. In a ruling mailed last week, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James A. Bascue granted the motion for a new damage phase by Robert B. Burns, former head of the Los Angeles-Ventura division of the company.
BUSINESS
May 4, 1994 | By DEBORA VRANA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
James and Alfred Baldwin, whose Orange County company has constructed more than 15,000 homes in Southern California since the 1950s, have been accused by a third former executive of wrongful termination, fraud and breach of contract. The suit, which seeks up to $5 million in actual and punitive damages, was filed Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court by Carole J. Greenwald of San Diego.
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February 8, 1994 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what promises to become an acrimonious and embarrassing lawsuit, a former top executive of Baldwin Builders is seeking at least $35 million in a breach of contract and fraud claim against the company and owners James and Alfred Baldwin. Robert B.
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