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October 6, 2007 | Henry Weinstein, Times Staff Writer
One of the nation's largest law firms has agreed to pay $27.5 million to 32 former partners to settle a ground-breaking age discrimination case, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Friday. The EEOC brought the case against Chicago-based Sidley Austin, which has more than 1,700 lawyers in 16 cities, including Los Angeles, after it downgraded the attorneys' status in 1999 and told them they would have to leave the firm.
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October 6, 2007 | Henry Weinstein, Times Staff Writer
One of the nation's largest law firms has agreed to pay $27.5 million to 32 former partners to settle a ground-breaking age discrimination case, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Friday. The EEOC brought the case against Chicago-based Sidley Austin, which has more than 1,700 lawyers in 16 cities, including Los Angeles, after it downgraded the attorneys' status in 1999 and told them they would have to leave the firm.
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BUSINESS
May 21, 1991 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A major national law firm used by now-defunct Lincoln Savings & Loan to lobby in Washington for the appointment of a top regulator and for special treatment has settled a number of class-action lawsuits against it for up to $34 million. Sidley & Austin in Chicago has agreed to pay $4 million now and guarantee payment of up to $30 million more if bondholders in Lincoln's parent firm don't win any more money from a list of about a dozen other defendants.
BUSINESS
May 21, 1991 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A major national law firm used by now-defunct Lincoln Savings & Loan to lobby in Washington for the appointment of a top regulator and for special treatment has settled a number of class-action lawsuits against it for up to $34 million. Sidley & Austin in Chicago has agreed to pay $4 million now and guarantee payment of up to $30 million more if bondholders in Lincoln's parent firm don't win any more money from a list of about a dozen other defendants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former Gov. George Deukmejian, who emphasized foreign trade development during his final term as governor, will try to develop foreign business for a large international law firm with offices in Los Angeles, it was announced Tuesday. Deukmejian, 62, who retired as governor Jan. 7, will become a partner in the 125-year-old firm of Sidley & Austin, operating out of its downtown Los Angeles office. His first work day will be Monday.
REAL ESTATE
October 6, 1985 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Remember the stories about government waste--you know, the ones about the Department of Defense spending $471 for a hammer or $7,000 for a coffee pot? George Goldberger, assistant to the chairman of W. R. Grace & Co. of New York City and project director for the 1984 Grace Commission Report on Government Waste and Mismanagement, detailed these and other practices when he spoke at the first of two conferences planned by the Southern California chapter, Society of Industrial Realtors.
BUSINESS
November 24, 1987
Gary O. Concoff, head of the motion picture and entertainment group at Sidley & Austin, has joined the legal firm of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp as a senior partner in the entertainment division.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former Gov. George Deukmejian, who emphasized foreign trade development during his final term as governor, will try to develop foreign business for a large international law firm with offices in Los Angeles, it was announced Tuesday. Deukmejian, 62, who retired as governor Jan. 7, will become a partner in the 125-year-old firm of Sidley & Austin, operating out of its downtown Los Angeles office. His first work day will be Monday.
REAL ESTATE
October 6, 1985 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Remember the stories about government waste--you know, the ones about the Department of Defense spending $471 for a hammer or $7,000 for a coffee pot? George Goldberger, assistant to the chairman of W. R. Grace & Co. of New York City and project director for the 1984 Grace Commission Report on Government Waste and Mismanagement, detailed these and other practices when he spoke at the first of two conferences planned by the Southern California chapter, Society of Industrial Realtors.
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