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December 30, 1993 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Halina Douglas and her family gathered at a Sizzler's restaurant five years ago to celebrate her certification as a paralegal assistant, it was a poignant measure of how far she had come from the days when she was forced to flee war-torn Ukraine during World War II. But Douglas' moment of victory turned to disaster when a large menu sign fell from the wall and slammed into her head.
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SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | By Sam Farmer, This post has been updated. See the note below for details
A federal judge in Philadelphia declined Wednesday to approve a proposed $765-million concussion settlement between the NFL and a group of retired players. [UPDATED, 4:30 p.m. PDT, April 16:  Although this was originally characterized as a setback for those pushing for a concussion settlement, attorneys for the plaintiffs clarified Wednesday afternoon that U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody's ruling was more of a procedural housekeeping item. The ruling was submitted electronically late Tuesday and was announced Wednesday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1995 | ALAN EYERLY
The City Council may decide today if it will support or reject the investment pool settlement agreement reached between the county and the creditors committee. Pool participants have been given a deadline of April 17 to make a decision on the agreement. Tustin, which pulled its $4 million in principal out of the county-run investment pool last spring, had about $184,000 in interest frozen in the pool when the county filed for bankruptcy Dec. 6.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
The chief executive for Orange County's toll road agency has agreed to resign after less than one year on the job. Neil Peterson, who was hired in May, was put on administrative leave in February after coming under fire for spending thousands of dollars without public scrutiny, using a provision that allowed him to approve certain contracts without board approval. Lisa Telles, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Corridor Agencies, declined to say why Peterson decided to resign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1995 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The refusal of cities, schools and special districts to ratify a revamped settlement agreement is jeopardizing Orange County's timetable for emerging from bankruptcy and increasing the likelihood of a state takeover, county officials said Monday.
BUSINESS
June 17, 1995 | JULIE PITTA and JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Microsoft Corp. and the U.S. Justice Department, which have for several years been engaged in a running battle over a range of antitrust issues, shared an unusual victory Friday when a federal appeals court upheld a controversial negotiated settlement agreed to by the software giant and the government last year. The settlement had been rejected by U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ
The City Council has approved a settlement agreement between the city's Redevelopment Agency and the owner of a local appliance store who owed the agency money. Fullerton Appliance owner Joe Miller was given an $80,000 interest-free agency loan in 1988 to rehabilitate his store. The loan was to be repaid if he ever sold the property. The settlement, prompted by Miller's financial troubles, reduces the amount he must repay to $30,000--$6,000 a year for the next five years.
BUSINESS
May 6, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Lockheed Martin Corp. said Titan Corp., the military contractor it plans to buy, cannot settle government criminal probes into the firm without Lockheed's written consent. Lockheed could withhold its consent from any Titan settlement agreement with the government if the fines payable by Titan or its affiliates are "materially adverse" or if the settlement imposes significant limitations on Titan's business, Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed said in a quarterly filing with securities regulators.
BUSINESS
September 27, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Price Settlement Near: Sony Pictures Entertainment Co. is close to reaching a settlement agreement with outgoing Columbia Pictures Chairman Frank Price, sources close to the discussions said. Price, who is being replaced by former Warner Bros. executive Mark Canton, will receive a lucrative cash settlement. Sources said he would also take with him 25 projects now in development at Columbia as part of a non-exclusive production deal with Sony.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1990
I am writing this letter to remind those concerned with the redistricting issue of the basic terms agreed to by the city of San Diego when the Chicano Federation's voting rights lawsuit was compromised and settled last September. First, the city of San Diego agreed to redistrict City Council boundaries by October 1, 1990 so as to fully implement the ability of Latinos and blacks to participate in the electoral process. Second, the city agreed to use its best efforts to effectuate the terms of the settlement agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2013 | By Lee Romney
OAKLAND - City officials have crafted a $1.17-million settlement to a civil rights lawsuit filed on behalf of a dozen people who were injured by police during Occupy Oakland protests in the fall of 2011. The suit, filed by the National Lawyers Guild, challenged the Police Department's use of shotgun-fired beanbags stuffed with lead shot, and teargas grenades, as well as allegedly unconstitutional arrests and use of force. The City Council voted in closed session last month to put the settlement, which admits no fault on the part of the city, on the consent calendar for its open meeting July 16, city attorney's spokesman Alex Katz said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
Chris Kelly has agreed to pay a $2,500 fine for failing to properly report $9.86 million in spending by his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for California attorney general. The enforcement staff of the state Fair Political Practices Commission found that Kelly's campaign hired Media Strategies and Research Inc. to purchase airtime for media advertisements. In 2010, the firm bought airtime for media advertisements from subvendors, but the campaign did not report the identities of the subvendors or a description of why they were paid until after a deadline.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2013 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
A phone company whose equipment on a top-heavy pole was partly to blame for the 2007 Malibu Canyon fire has agreed to pay $14.5 million under a proposed settlement, according to legal documents. NextG Networks of California Inc., now owned by Crown Castle NG West Inc., will pay $8.5 million into California's general fund and $6 million to hire independent engineers to inspect each of the company's attachments on tens of thousands of poles in California. Any pole found to be overloaded or decayed would be replaced, with co-owners sharing the cost.
NEWS
May 23, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
The NFL Players Assn. is accusing league owners of secretly -- and illegally -- agreeing to put a salary cap in place in the uncapped 2010 season. The union filed a complaint in federal court Wednesday, alleging the owners colluded to impose a $123-million salary cap on teams, when they did not have the authority to do so. The league has since penalized Washington and Dallas for overspending in 2010, reducing the future salary caps of the Redskins and Cowboys by a combined $46 million over the next two seasons.
BUSINESS
May 12, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
More than 6 million current and former customers of online brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. will be able to benefit from a class-action lawsuit filed over the theft of client contact information. Notice of a settlement agreement will be sent to people who used TD Ameritrade's services before mid-September 2007. As part of the proposed settlement, Ameritrade will pay nearly $1.9 million in legal fees and cover the cost of one year of anti-spam service for the victims.
SPORTS
April 14, 2007 | Gary Klein and David Wharton, Times Staff Writers
As Reggie Bush strolled across USC's campus this week, the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner casually dismissed an NCAA investigation into whether he received improper benefits from marketing agents while playing for the Trojans. "Dead subject," he said. "That's what it is." But Pacific 10 Conference and NCAA officials said Friday that they are continuing to pursue their nearly 1-year-old investigation despite a settlement that could keep some of the parties from cooperating.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
Chris Kelly has agreed to pay a $2,500 fine for failing to properly report $9.86 million in spending by his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for California attorney general. The enforcement staff of the state Fair Political Practices Commission found that Kelly's campaign hired Media Strategies and Research Inc. to purchase airtime for media advertisements. In 2010, the firm bought airtime for media advertisements from subvendors, but the campaign did not report the identities of the subvendors or a description of why they were paid until after a deadline.
BUSINESS
May 12, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
More than 6 million current and former customers of online brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. will be able to benefit from a class-action lawsuit filed over the theft of client contact information. Notice of a settlement agreement will be sent to people who used TD Ameritrade's services before mid-September 2007. As part of the proposed settlement, Ameritrade will pay nearly $1.9 million in legal fees and cover the cost of one year of anti-spam service for the victims.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2007 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
The Irvine Unified School District will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for the education of a severely autistic child whose parents said they were forced to lavish expensive gifts on district staff to ensure he received proper schooling, according to the settlement agreement released Thursday. In addition, the Orange County Grand Jury is looking into the matter and has requested the settlement agreement from the district.
BUSINESS
May 12, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
A California judge said Sempra Energy's $1.89-billion settlement to resolve claims that it conspired to gouge consumers during the California energy crisis shouldn't be modified to allow the state to file additional lawsuits. Superior Court Judge Ronald Prager in San Diego rejected a request by lawyers for consumers in the lawsuit to rule that the settlement doesn't prevent Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer from proceeding with additional suits on behalf of state agencies.
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