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January 20, 1994 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sports merchandiser James H. Warsaw said Wednesday that he wants to settle a lawsuit he filed against Nike Inc. by having the athletic products giant donate $700,000 worth of apparel to earthquake victims and $300,000 in cash to other charitable causes. Warsaw, former president of Nike's Sports Specialties Corp. subsidiary in Irvine, said he would drop his portion of the fraud and breach-of-contract suit that he and his brother filed two months ago if the Beaverton, Ore.
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November 23, 1993 | JOHN O'DELL and SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a bitter split with Nike Inc., brothers Robert and James Warsaw have resigned as top managers of the giant company's Sports Specialties Corp. unit and have sued Nike for $2 million. The Warsaws, whose father founded Sports Specialties, filed their fraud and breach of contract suit in Orange County Superior Court on Friday.
BUSINESS
April 29, 1989 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
The operators of Sports Specialties Corp. in Irvine offered Friday to buy out the chairman of bankrupt MacGregor Sporting Goods for more than $3 million as the first step in their plan to buy and revive the New Jersey company. James H. Warsaw, president of the Irvine cap manufacturer, said he submitted his investor group's proposal to Frederic H. Brooks, MacGregor's chairman and its largest shareholder with 25% of the stock. MacGregor, one of the most prominent names in athletic equipment and clothing, filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code last month.
BUSINESS
April 26, 1989 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
The operators of Sports Specialties Corp., an Irvine baseball cap maker, said Tuesday that they have drawn up a plan to buy bankrupt MacGregor Sporting Goods Inc., one of the most prominent names in athletic equipment and clothing. James H. Warsaw said he and his brother, Robert A. Warsaw, acting independently of Sports Specialties, planned to present a takeover proposal to MacGregor Chairman Frederic H. Brooks today. The plan includes the repayment of MacGregor's secured debts totaling $18 million and the relocation of the firm's headquarters to Irvine, James Warsaw said.
BUSINESS
May 3, 1989 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
A week after presenting a plan to take over MacGregor Sporting Goods Inc., the operators of Sports Specialties Corp. in Irvine decided Tuesday to drop their bid. James H. Warsaw said new demands by MacGregor's chairman made the purchase "less attractive" to a group headed by him and his brother, Robert A. Warsaw. Robert is chairman and James is president of Sports Specialties, makers of Pro brand baseball caps. "He brought up new provisions that would complicate, stall and make less attractive our proposal," Warsaw said.
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April 26, 2009 | Claire Noland
James H. Warsaw, a Newport Beach entrepreneur who helped change the perception of sports from games with bats and balls to a business of dollars and cents, has died. He was 61. Warsaw died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications from infections, his brother Robert said Saturday. He also suffered from Parkinson's disease.
REAL ESTATE
December 13, 1992 | R. DANIEL FOSTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Foster is a Los Angeles free-lance writer. and
The specter of foreclosure looms large for increasing numbers of Southern Californians--from those ensconced in Hancock Park estates to owners of Van Nuys condos. A lengthy recession--the longest since World War II--and a white-hot real estate market turned frigid helped nearly double the numbers of foreclosures in California in the last year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Assn. of America.
BUSINESS
January 30, 1988 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
David Warsaw's dream as a teen-ager in the 1920s was to play shortstop for his hometown team, the Chicago Cubs. He was good, but he was the last to recognize that he just didn't have enough talent for professional baseball. If he couldn't play on the field, he decided, he would move to the stands, where he could blend his passion for sports with his flair for business.
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September 17, 1990 | James S. Granelli, Times staff writer
Sports Specialties Corp. is going through some pretty heady times as it rides the wave of international demand for American sports and sports products. The Irvine company makes the popular Pro brand cap, authentic headgear that the pros wear. It holds licenses from all the major professional sports leagues and college associations, as well as the International Baseball Assn., which covers about 80 nations.
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