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July 23, 1986 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
Rogers & Wells, the prestigious law firm that paid $40 million to defrauded investors in the J. David financial scandal, is closing the San Diego office that embroiled it in the fraud-ridden investment company's affairs. Partners in the New York-based firm insisted Tuesday that the taint of its ties to J. David & Co., which it represented in securities matters, had nothing to do with the decision to consolidate Rogers & Wells' San Diego practice into the firm's Los Angeles and New York offices.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1986 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
Rogers & Wells, the prestigious law firm that paid $40 million to defrauded investors in the J. David financial scandal, is closing the San Diego office that embroiled it in the fraud-ridden investment company's affairs. Partners in the New York-based firm insisted Tuesday that the taint of its ties to J. David & Co., which it represented in securities matters, had nothing to do with the decision to consolidate Rogers & Wells' San Diego practice into the firm's Los Angeles and New York offices.
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BUSINESS
January 5, 1988
Former Interior Secretary William P. Clark has resigned as a director of California Biotechnology, of Mountain View. Clark, 56, is now of counsel in the Washington office of the Rogers & Wells law firm.
BUSINESS
March 19, 1985 | BILL RITTER
Among those thankful for a near-miss in last week's crash of a Navy jet in Sorrento Valley is former UC San Diego Chancellor William D. McElroy, who sits on the board of two nearby firms--Foundation for the Ocean and Analytical Luminescence. Other board members include businessmen Robert O. Peterson and Richard T. Silberman, contractor Robert Golden, and McElroy's wife, Marlene Anderegg, a noted biochemist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1990
A break in an eight-inch pipe sent water cascading down a stairwell of a 16-story office building near 2nd and Figueroa streets in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday. Damage to the south structure of Imperial Bank Towers was estimated at $50,000 by Fire Department Battalion Chief Richard Jioras. The break came below the roof and above the 16th floor about 10 a.m. There were no reported injuries or structural damage and the tower was not evacuated.
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July 16, 1986 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
A prominent Chicago law firm has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a lawsuit brought by former investors of the fraudulent J. David & Co., sources close to the case confirmed Tuesday. Abramson & Fox, one of the law firms that represented J. David, has an agreement--signed by most of the parties on Tuesday--with attorneys representing the former investors, the sources said. The settlement is expected to be approved by a San Diego Superior Court judge in the next few weeks.
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August 12, 1986 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
Laventhol & Horwath, the prominent national accounting firm, has agreed to pay $6.5 million to settle lawsuits brought by former investors in the fraudulent J. David & Co. investment firm, it was disclosed in court Monday. Attorneys representing more than 350 former J. David investors and the defendants--the accounting firm; Jerry Morrison, its managing partner in San Diego, and Eric Johnson, a former Laventhol employee who later worked for J.
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August 28, 1987 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
The law firm of Wiles, Circuit & Tremblay and Michael A. Clark, a former partner in the firm, were found by a San Diego County Superior Court judge Thursday to have aided and abetted convicted swindler J. David Dominelli's fraudulent investment operation, which bilked investors out of $83 million. The La Jolla law firm and Clark were also found to have been professionally negligent.
BUSINESS
February 18, 1986 | Bill Ritter
GTECH, the Providence, R.I.-based company that on Friday was awarded a $121-million contract to create a computerized system for the California Lottery, will have a San Diego connection. GTECH is planning to merge with Mistix, a local company founded two years ago that recently signed a five-year deal with the state to provide computerized reservations for all of California's campsites. Mistix is also the odds-on favorite to purchase Teleseat from the San Diego Padres, Padres sources say.
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April 19, 1985 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
Nearly $8.6 million in J. David & Co. funds were issued by and for the benefit of former J. David executive Nancy Hoover in the 13 months before the February, 1984, collapse of the La Jolla investment firm, according to documents filed in federal court Thursday. About $1.3 million of that amount was paid to various members of Hoover's family, according to the documents filed by J. David & Co. bankruptcy trustee Louis Metzger. Other documents reveal that nearly $2.
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July 11, 1987 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
Four of the defendants in a class-action lawsuit filed by investors in American Principals Holdings Inc. have agreed to settle investor claims by paying an aggregate sum of more than $10 million, attorneys representing APHI investors said Friday.
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