Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSharon Rufo
IN THE NEWS

Sharon Rufo

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1997 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ronald Goldman's divorced parents reached agreement Wednesday on how to divide the $8.5 million a jury awarded them for the loss of their son--but future negotiations could prove much tougher as the three parties with claims on O.J. Simpson's assets struggle to sort out who gets what. Wednesday's agreement grants Fred Goldman 85% of the compensatory damage award. His former wife, Sharon Rufo, will receive 15%. By law, the two must split in equal shares the $12.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1997 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opening the door to a scramble for O.J. Simpson's assets, a judge decided Monday that the three plaintiffs who won a combined $33.5-million verdict against Simpson should be free to pursue their claims independently. Superior Court Judge Hiroshi Fujisaki signed separate judgments for each of the three victorious plaintiffs. As a result, the plaintiffs will not have to coordinate their efforts to collect from Simpson.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
After an emergency court hearing Wednesday, O.J. Simpson's defense team reversed field and told a judge that their experts will not participate in DNA testing of blood sample evidence because the conditions being placed on them were too restrictive. "The guidelines are totally unmanageable," Robert L. Shapiro, Simpson's lead lawyer, said as the hastily called hearing came to an end. "We will not be participating." Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lance A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1997 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ronald Goldman's divorced parents reached agreement Wednesday on how to divide the $8.5 million a jury awarded them for the loss of their son--but future negotiations could prove much tougher as the three parties with claims on O.J. Simpson's assets struggle to sort out who gets what. Wednesday's agreement grants Fred Goldman 85% of the compensatory damage award. His former wife, Sharon Rufo, will receive 15%. By law, the two must split in equal shares the $12.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1997 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opening the door to a scramble for O.J. Simpson's assets, a judge decided Monday that the three plaintiffs who won a combined $33.5-million verdict against Simpson should be free to pursue their claims independently. Superior Court Judge Hiroshi Fujisaki signed separate judgments for each of the three victorious plaintiffs. As a result, the plaintiffs will not have to coordinate their efforts to collect from Simpson.
NATIONAL
February 23, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
O.J. Simpson has been ordered to hand over any earnings from a private autograph-signing event to the mother of Ronald Goldman because of a civil verdict that found Simpson liable for his slaying. The organizer canceled the event in Bridgeton before it began upon learning that Goldman's mother, Sharon Rufo, lived in the area. Simpson said no money was exchanged. Simpson was acquitted in the 1994 stabbing deaths of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Goldman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1996
O.J. Simpson was questioned in detail Tuesday about what he did June 12, 1994, the day Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman were slain, according to an attorney representing Goldman's mother, Sharon Rufo. Simpson was asked about a cut on the middle finger of his left hand and about a flight he took to Chicago the night of the killings, according to attorney Michael A. Brewer. Brewer and Goldman's father, Fred, said Simpson's responses surprised them, but they declined to elaborate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2001 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
O.J. Simpson asked the California Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn the $33.5-million wrongful-death judgment against him. The former football star filed the request in Los Angeles without the assistance of an attorney. Details were not immediately available, but Dr. Henry Johnson, a close friend and investigator for Simpson, said the request alleged that Simpson was denied his constitutional right to a fair trial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2001
A state appeals panel Friday denied O.J. Simpson's attempt to reverse the $33.5-million wrongful-death judgment against him in the 1994 deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. The 2nd District Court of Appeal found unanimously that "the trial court did not err, and the compensatory and punitive damages are not excessive." Simpson, who was acquitted in 1995 in a Los Angeles criminal trial, was found liable for the deaths in a 1997 civil trial in Santa Monica.
NEWS
February 4, 1996
Over the coming weeks, a number of other key figures are expected to be deposed as part of the civil wrongful death suits filed against O.J. Simpson. Among them are longtime Simpson friends Al Cowlings and Robert Kardashian; Brian "Kato" Kaelin; Cathy Randa, Simpson's personal assistant, and Simpson's grown children, Jason and Arnelle. Also set for depositions are Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
After an emergency court hearing Wednesday, O.J. Simpson's defense team reversed field and told a judge that their experts will not participate in DNA testing of blood sample evidence because the conditions being placed on them were too restrictive. "The guidelines are totally unmanageable," Robert L. Shapiro, Simpson's lead lawyer, said as the hastily called hearing came to an end. "We will not be participating." Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lance A.
NEWS
February 5, 1997
How the jury in the O.J. Simpson civil case must determine the awards: PHASE 1 * Compensatory damages: Ron Goldman's parents, Fred Goldman and Sharon Rufo, prevailed in their claims for compensatory damages. The award includes $7,961 to cover the cost of Ronald Goldman's funeral, and more important, compensation for the loss of their son's love, companionship and moral support. **** $ 8.
NEWS
February 6, 1997
Here are some common questions related to the Simpson case, and their answers: Why did Tuesday's $8.5-million damage award go only to Ronald Goldman's parents? Only Goldman's parents had asked jurors for damages intended to compensate them for the loss of their son's love and companionship. The Brown family did not file a compensatory damage claim, perhaps because it would have put the Simpson children in the awkward position of suing their father to compensate them for killing their mother.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|