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September 5, 1995 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was perhaps inevitable that Los Angeles lawyers J. Michael Hennigan and Ronald L. Olson would one day face each other in a celebrated matchup. Hennigan is known for wresting major monetary settlements out of big corporations, while some of Olson's greatest efforts have gone to staving off corporate payouts. The two are poised to do battle in one of the most important civil cases of the decade: The County of Orange vs. Merrill Lynch & Co.
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September 5, 1995 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was perhaps inevitable that Los Angeles lawyers J. Michael Hennigan and Ronald L. Olson would one day face each other in a celebrated matchup. Hennigan is known for wresting major monetary settlements out of big corporations, while some of Olson's greatest efforts have gone to staving off corporate payouts. The two are poised to do battle in one of the most important civil cases of the decade: The County of Orange vs. Merrill Lynch & Co.
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BUSINESS
January 21, 1986
The Los Angeles law firm of Munger, Tolles & Rickershauser has been renamed Munger, Tolles & Olson to reflect the addition of Ronald L. Olson as partner. Olson, 44, a business litigator, formerly was chairman of the litigation section of the American Bar Assn. and is on the board of governors of the State Bar of California. He is also chairman of the board of trustees of Claremont Graduate School. Charles E. Rickershauser Jr.
NEWS
February 17, 1996 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County was dealt a crucial setback in court Friday when a judge gave Merrill Lynch & Co. the go-ahead to forge a defense that blames the county's bankruptcy on the Board of Supervisors and other elected officials. The ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John E. Ryan could help undermine Orange County's effort to recoup its unprecedented financial losses through a $2-billion lawsuit against the Wall Street brokerage.
BUSINESS
August 6, 1997
ITT Corp.'s sale of half of the Desert Inn Resort and Casino in Las Vegas gives billionaire buyer Marvin Davis some assurances of recouping his investment, according to newly disclosed details of the transaction. The New York City-based hotel and casino company announced Sunday that Davis will pay ITT $150 million in cash and assume half of a $100-million debt offering to be issued by the partnership.
BUSINESS
July 25, 1985
Citing personal reasons and the desire to pursue other business interests, Michael J. McKeon on Wednesday announced his resignation as chairman and chief executive of San Diego-based Cousins Home Furnishings, which operates 21 Brick Warehouse furniture stores around the state. Paul T. Richards will replace McKeon as chairman. He is currently president of Brick Warehouse Ltd., which operates a chain of Canadian furniture stores. Gerald M.
BUSINESS
June 28, 1989 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
In its messy battle to fend off a hostile takeover bid by Paramount Communications, Time Inc. now seems willing to bruise a corporate bystander by demanding sworn testimony from MCA Chairman Lew R. Wasserman and MCA President Sidney J. Sheinberg. MCA and Paramount are partners in overseas film distribution as well as USA Network, a cable television channel. Among other things, Time has requested contracts concerning the cable network's ownership, according to MCA. The Time maneuver was made public Tuesday when MCA lawyers asked a federal judge in Los Angeles to quash deposition subpoenas for Wasserman and Sheinberg.
NEWS
December 11, 1997 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys for Merrill Lynch & Co. asked a federal judge Wednesday to toss out portions of Orange County's damage suit which claims that the billion-dollar loans the Wall Street brokerage made to former Treasurer-Tax Collector Robert L. Citron were barred by state law. "The county and its treasurer repeatedly represented, to Merrill Lynch and many others, that [Citron's] investment activities were fully authorized," said Ronald L. Olson, a Los Angeles attorney for Merrill Lynch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1989 | KEITH LOVE, Times Political Writer
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, in a speech to the American Jewish Committee in Los Angeles, called Thursday night for renewed efforts to heal racial divisions in the United States and the world. "The cause is to move beyond racism, sexism, elitism, anti-Semitism, anti-Arabism, anti-Hispanicism, to move beyond ancient fears and prejudices," Jackson said in prepared remarks for the annual awards dinner of the Jewish committee's Los Angeles chapter. Jackson, who continues to be mistrusted by some Jews because of some of his statements about Middle East policy, said to the more than 400 present, "We must reason together, we must count the costs of division and see the manifold benefit of unity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 1992
As board chairs and presidents of the six Claremont Colleges, we salute the policy recommended in your comprehensive editorial. We endorse the editorial's message: Full funding for Cal Grants is surely in the best interests of both the taxpayers and California students. We would like to make two additional points to augment the editorial's persuasive arguments. First, the cost savings associated with using Cal Grants to encourage students to attend the 68 accredited private colleges and universities in the state is understated in the editorial.
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