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December 21, 2007 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Times Staff Writer
Music producer Phil Spector, who has cycled through defense attorneys since he was accused of murdering actress Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra mansion in 2003, is trying for the second time to get a refund of the $1 million he paid his first attorney. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Spector alleges that attorney Robert L. Shapiro "took unfair and unscrupulous advantage of his friendship and position of trust with Mr. Spector, and decided to use Mr.
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December 21, 2007 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Times Staff Writer
Music producer Phil Spector, who has cycled through defense attorneys since he was accused of murdering actress Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra mansion in 2003, is trying for the second time to get a refund of the $1 million he paid his first attorney. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Spector alleges that attorney Robert L. Shapiro "took unfair and unscrupulous advantage of his friendship and position of trust with Mr. Spector, and decided to use Mr.
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September 8, 1995
Defense attorney Robert L. Shapiro was fined $500 Thursday for violating a court order that prohibits lawyers in the O.J. Simpson double-murder trial from giving interviews in the hallway outside Judge Lance A. Ito's courtroom. Shapiro could have gotten away with half that amount, according to a ruling by Supervising Judge James Bascue, had he not at first sought to fight the constitutionality of the order, issued last September shortly before jury selection began in the Simpson case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2006 | Greg Krikorian and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
A legal secretary who was fired after she accused well-known Los Angeles attorney Robert Shapiro of overbilling clients can sue his law firm for wrongful termination, a state appeals court has ruled. In its 3-0 decision, a panel of the 2nd Appellate District concluded that Pauletta James was entitled to move forward with a claim that she was dismissed from the firm of Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro because she reported Shapiro's alleged misdeeds.
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August 15, 1995 | JIM NEWTON
Robert L. Shapiro, one of the few lawyers in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson who has avoided the fines that have mounted for months against his colleagues and counterparts, went toe to toe with the criminal court's presiding judge Monday and chose to fight rather than pay.
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July 25, 1995 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers for defense attorney Robert L. Shapiro and New Yorker magazine on Monday filed motions seeking the dismissal of a $50-million libel suit filed by Los Angeles Police Detective Mark Fuhrman. In separate filings, attorneys representing Shapiro and the New Yorker contended that their clients did not defame Fuhrman in an article that appeared in the July 25, 1994, issue of the magazine.
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August 18, 1994 | WILLIAM KISSEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The verdict's in on at least one aspect of the upcoming O.J. Simpson trial. Defense attorney Robert L. Shapiro's wardrobe has been ruled, well, indefensible by picky fashion watchers. While many courtroom warriors spell integrity with snow-white shirts, rep ties and American-shouldered navy suits, Shapiro's look is strictly Hollywood peacock. Count on the perennially tan, handsome attorney to appear in mind-numbing print ties and a succession of unvented, European-style double-breasted suits.
NEWS
November 26, 1996 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least one legal expert has decided to stop doing TV commentary about the O.J. Simpson civil trial. In what was described as an amicable parting, CBS News and Robert L. Shapiro agreed Monday to end the controversial arrangement that called for the lawyer, one of Simpson's lead attorneys in his murder trial, to offer commentary on the current trial involving lawsuits brought by the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1994 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles police detectives have completed a brief investigation of a deputy medical examiner in the O.J. Simpson case and concluded that he broke no laws in an outburst after his testimony during last month's preliminary hearing, law enforcement officials and other sources close to the case said Wednesday. The medical examiner, Dr. Irwin Golden, was subjected to intense cross-examination duringthe preliminary hearing. Defense attorney Robert L.
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July 3, 2004 | Jean Guccione and Arlene Martinez, Times Staff Writers
Legendary record producer Phil Spector wants his money back. He claims in a lawsuit that his former attorney, Robert L. Shapiro, owes him at least a portion of the $1-million retainer he paid for legal counsel in his murder case. But Shapiro says Spector actually owes him $500,000, according to the lawsuit. The two men parted ways in February, when Spector brought in a new legal team, led by Leslie Abramson, to defend him against charges that, on Feb.
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October 13, 2005 | Monte Morin, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County coroner's office is investigating the death of Brent Edward Shapiro, the 24-year-old son of attorney and author Robert Shapiro, authorities said Wednesday. Brent Shapiro, a recent USC graduate who had just enrolled in law school, died Monday after becoming ill over the weekend. A coroner's official said the agency was investigating the possible role of drugs in Shapiro's death. "It's being considered an accidental death," said Lt.
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July 3, 2004 | Jean Guccione and Arlene Martinez, Times Staff Writers
Legendary record producer Phil Spector wants his money back. He claims in a lawsuit that his former attorney, Robert L. Shapiro, owes him at least a portion of the $1-million retainer he paid for legal counsel in his murder case. But Shapiro says Spector actually owes him $500,000, according to the lawsuit. The two men parted ways in February, when Spector brought in a new legal team, led by Leslie Abramson, to defend him against charges that, on Feb.
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June 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
Days after O.J. Simpson's ex-wife and her friend were stabbed to death, the football star underwent a polygraph test that F. Lee Bailey says he stopped because it was not going well. Bailey said Friday during testimony in a Florida courtroom where his license to practice law is being challenged, that shortly after the June 12, 1994, killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman, he received a telephone call from Los Angeles defense attorney Robert Shapiro.
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November 26, 1996 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least one legal expert has decided to stop doing TV commentary about the O.J. Simpson civil trial. In what was described as an amicable parting, CBS News and Robert L. Shapiro agreed Monday to end the controversial arrangement that called for the lawyer, one of Simpson's lead attorneys in his murder trial, to offer commentary on the current trial involving lawsuits brought by the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman.
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April 23, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
F. Lee Bailey blamed the nation's bias against O.J. Simpson for keeping him in a Florida jail 44 days for contempt of court. He also accused Simpson co-counsel Robert Shapiro of lying in his testimony against him. Bailey was freed after surrendering stock and posting cash that authorities said belonged to the government.
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April 21, 1996 | Henry Weinstein, Legal Affairs writer Henry Weinstein was part of The Times' team of reporters who covered the O.J. Simpson case
The O.J. Simpson murder case, an aberration in virtually every respect from what happens in the nation's criminal courtrooms every day, has now brought us a commodity almost as rare as a well-financed defense--the sore winner. Robert Shapiro and his colleagues gained an acquittal in the most watched trial in history. Yet, he's not satisfied with legal victory.
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June 12, 1990 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The son of actor Marlon Brando, facing a murder charge in the shooting death of his half-sister's lover, switched lawyers Monday, replacing civil rights attorney William Kunstler with noted criminal defense counsel Robert L. Shapiro. Shapiro said he will meet with prosecutors to try to resolve the Christian Brando case without a trial. "It's a horrible human event," Shapiro said of the fatal shooting last month of Dag Drollet.
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July 1, 1994 | BILL BOYARSKY
Even though the opening of Thursday's hearing for accused killer O.J. Simpson was technical and sometimes tedious, it was easy to see the way both sides are engaged in image-making. Prosecutor Marcia Clark came across as a hard-working underdog, an underpaid public servant pitted against an expensive and flashy defense. Underdog is the operative word from the district attorney's office. In private, "don't quote me" conversations away from the court, the D.A.
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March 27, 1996 | PAUL D. COLFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Robert Shapiro, the lawyer who assembled O.J. Simpson's defense team, says he believes prosecutors committed two major errors when they built much of their case on controversial detective Mark Fuhrman's testimony and "bored" the jury with "an endless defense" of DNA tests.
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October 6, 1995 | BETH SHUSTER and JEFF BRAZIL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Robert Kardashian, one of O.J. Simpson's closest friends, said Thursday that fellow defense team member Robert L. Shapiro at one point speculated whether Simpson should plead guilty to manslaughter if the prosecution ever offered a plea bargain. Meanwhile, as Simpson began the Herculean task of reassembling his shattered life, the mother of Nicole Brown Simpson said she has come to terms with the acquittal of the man accused of killing her daughter.
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