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March 2, 1990
The Beverly Hills police officer who arrested Zsa Zsa Gabor and was the recipient of the now-famous slap filed a $10 million slander suit Thursday against Gabor. In his suit, Officer Paul Kramer, who arrested Gabor last June 14 when he spotted her driving her Rolls-Royce with expired registration tags, said the loquacious glamour queen has "engaged in a malicious and vindictive campaign to defame" him through her numerous radio and television appearances.
March 14, 1989
A San Gabriel city councilman filed suit Monday in Pasadena Superior Court against 10 civic leaders, including a fellow councilman, a former mayor, a planning commissioner and the president of the Chamber of Commerce, charging them with libel, slander and civil conspiracy.
January 24, 1997
Two veteran Los Angeles Police Department detectives filed a $20-million slander lawsuit against Chief Willie L. Williams and the city Thursday, charging that he falsely labeled them as corrupt officers on national television. Dets. Andrew Teague and Charles Markel contend that during a September 1, 1995, news conference, Williams accused both officers of falsifying physical evidence and Teague of perjuring himself in a murder case.
March 25, 1997
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Monday that former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss must disclose her finances to two police officers who have filed a slander suit against her. Officers Patricia Corso and Samuel Lee II contend that Fleiss went on a radio program and made false statements about them, including remarks of a sexual nature. Lee's father, a coach of the U.S.
August 14, 1990
Two of Los Angeles City Councilman Robert Farrell's aides filed a $1-million slander suit Monday against three of Farrell's political opponents who had raised questions about the propriety of his hiring of the aides. The Superior Court suit was filed by Marcela Howell, who managed Farrell's unsuccessful Assembly race in June, and Anthony Thigpenn, who worked for the campaign.
July 5, 1997
A judge has dismissed Pasadena Councilman William Paparian's $1-million slander lawsuit against the city's University Club, but the former mayor said he has appealed the ruling. Pasadena Superior Court Judge Terry Smerling dismissed the suit last month after the club argued that it violated a state law preventing strategic lawsuits designed to gag critics of government, a court clerk said.
October 10, 1990 | CAROL McGRAW
A lawyer who filed a federal class-action lawsuit charging Lynwood deputies with racially motivated brutality demanded Tuesday that Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block and one of his captains retract statements about the case that he alleges were "bald-faced lies." Attorney George Denny III filed an administrative claim with the county Board of Supervisors against the county, Block and and Sheriff's Capt.
July 18, 1997
Called to explain why he publicly branded the man convicted of furnishing his son with drugs as a "partner in murder," actor Carroll O'Connor testified Thursday that his words were figurative, but insisted that the label was accurate. "Anybody who deals deadly substances to addicts causing the death of addicts is a partner in that addict's murder," he said loudly and unequivocally, referring to his son Hugh taking his own life during a drug binge.
Mattel Inc. on Thursday said it intends to take legal action against a former executive and her attorney, calling their allegations of irregular accounting practices and recent comments about a company-sponsored probe of those accusations slanderous. The statement from Mattel is the latest flap stemming from a wrongful-termination suit filed against Mattel last year by Michelle Greenwald.
May 6, 1992 | MATT LAIT
An Anaheim man who admitted molesting a 17-year-old in a synagogue and then sued the victim's family and temple officials, claiming that they exaggerated his offense, was not slandered, a Superior Court jury decided Tuesday. After deliberating less than six hours, the jury determined that statements made by the victim's family to officials at Temple Beth Emet were not maliciously aimed at the plaintiff, Robert Taylor.
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