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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
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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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.
NEWS
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
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.
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1995 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert L. Shapiro, the man who assembled O.J. Simpson's legal Dream Team, is a savvy enough guy. Yet when the case began a year ago, Shapiro now confesses, he was a "computer illiterate" who didn't know his bits from his bytes. Although the marathon trial has been lauded for setting a new high-tech standard in the criminal courts, Shapiro and colleague Robert Blasier say many of the participants even now are struggling with their computers and other gadgets--without complete success.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
June 30, 1994 | BILL BOYARSKY
As I joined the crowd of reporters questioning O.J. Simpson's defense attorney, Robert L. Shapiro, I thought about the powerful role the media play in the criminal justice system, just as he does. Shapiro knew it, too. Friendly, knowing the reporters by name, he talked to them as if they were the most important people in his life--and at that moment they were. He turned to one, his face reflecting none of the tension of the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1995 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert L. Shapiro, the man who assembled O.J. Simpson's legal Dream Team, is a savvy enough guy. Yet when the case began a year ago, Shapiro now confesses, he was a "computer illiterate" who didn't know his bits from his bytes. Although the marathon trial has been lauded for setting a new high-tech standard in the criminal courts, Shapiro and colleague Robert Blasier say many of the participants even now are struggling with their computers and other gadgets--without complete success.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
August 4, 1995 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He rarely gets hounded for autographs like Robert L. Shapiro, and his courtroom cadence will never be confused with Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.'s. But when O.J. Simpson's defense attorneys need legal advice, Larry R. Feldman is their lawyer of choice. Feldman represented Cochran when he was slapped with a palimony suit recently by his former mistress. (Feldman succeeded in getting most of the lawsuit thrown out).
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