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April 21, 1996 | JEFF BRAZIL and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A traffic accident has claimed the life of Stephen Z. Meyers, co-founder of the legendary Jacoby & Meyers law firm, which brought everyday Americans Kmart-esque legal fees and the first television commercials touting the benefits of cut-rate barristers. Authorities and family friends said Meyers, 53, died Friday after a head-on collision in New Fairfield, Conn., near where he and his wife, Millie Harmon, had a weekend home. A stepdaughter, Brooke Harmon, 27, suffered a broken leg in the crash.
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February 25, 2007 | Susan Salter Reynolds, susan.reynolds@latimes.com Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
WHO is the next Rachel Carson? It's a question you hear a lot in environmental circles. Where is the writer who can bridge the gap between poetry and science? Where is the book whose message is so accessible, so imperative, that it inspires not only activism but legislation? Her fourth book, "Silent Spring," on the effects of DDT exposure on plants, animals and humans, was published in 1962.
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October 18, 1995 | From Reuters
Jacoby & Meyers, which used TV ads to spark a revolution in low-cost storefront law firms, is going to court again. But this time there's a twist--Jacoby is suing Meyers. A suit filed in Superior Court in Los Angeles this month shows Leonard Jacoby is suing longtime partner Stephen Meyers, seeking dissolution of the partnership.
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April 21, 1996 | JEFF BRAZIL and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A traffic accident has claimed the life of Stephen Z. Meyers, co-founder of the legendary Jacoby & Meyers law firm, which brought everyday Americans Kmart-esque legal fees and the first television commercials touting the benefits of cut-rate barristers. Authorities and family friends said Meyers, 53, died Friday after a head-on collision in New Fairfield, Conn., near where he and his wife, Millie Harmon, had a weekend home. A stepdaughter, Brooke Harmon, 27, suffered a broken leg in the crash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1995 | DEBORAH HASTINGS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It had to happen sometime: Jacoby is suing Meyers. They teamed up nearly 20 years ago to hang out a TV shingle that made them the K mart of American law. But that's in jeopardy now. Leonard Jacoby has filed suit against Stephen Meyers, accusing Meyers of trying to squeeze him out. And there's nothing cut-rate about the money Jacoby is asking for. He is demanding $2 million from his law school buddy and 23-year business partner, accusing him of breach of partnership, fraud and emotional distress.
BUSINESS
December 3, 1991 | DANIEL AKST
Great moments in business history: The year is 1972. Len Jacoby and Stephen Meyers, old friends from UCLA Law School, see the need for low-cost, mass-market legal services. Today, Jacoby & Meyers has 122 offices and 300 lawyers. The year now is 1992. A savvy California entrepreneur, noting that all his friends have psychotherapists, sees the need for low-cost, mass-market counseling services. Soon Shrinks R Us brings therapy to the masses. Sound far-fetched?
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February 25, 2007 | Susan Salter Reynolds, susan.reynolds@latimes.com Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
WHO is the next Rachel Carson? It's a question you hear a lot in environmental circles. Where is the writer who can bridge the gap between poetry and science? Where is the book whose message is so accessible, so imperative, that it inspires not only activism but legislation? Her fourth book, "Silent Spring," on the effects of DDT exposure on plants, animals and humans, was published in 1962.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1992 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In unrelated shootings Friday night, a 17-year-old girl was injured in a domestic dispute and a 29-year-old man was wounded during a traffic argument, police said. About 10 p.m. Friday, police found the girl bleeding from a gunshot wound outside her apartment in the 800 block of Irvine Avenue, according to Newport Beach Police Sgt. Steve Van Horn. Her husband, Danny Alvarez, 19, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after police found a .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1996 | SCOTT HARRIS
Must have been a slow news day. Whatever the reason, the media apparently showed up en masse that day back in September 1972, when a couple of young lawyers hyped the opening of a "revolutionary" law office on Van Nuys Boulevard. This fledging, for-profit "legal clinic" promised cut-rate legal services for the middle class. Leonard D. Jacoby and Stephen Z. Meyers were stunned that so many camera crews and reporters came to their news conference. Then, from the back, they heard a voice.
REAL ESTATE
October 19, 1986 | DAVID M. KINCHEN, Times Staff Writer
You're sick and tired of being told how other countries are producing energy-efficient, high-quality manufactured housing, aren't you? Housing that is better than ours? If so, don't read "Coming in From the Cold: Energy-Wise Housing in Sweden" by Lee Schipper, Stephen Meyers and Henry Kelly (Seven Locks Press, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., P.O. Box 72, Cabin John, Md. 20818, $9.95). The authors spent several years in Sweden early in this decade studying the Swedish way with housing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1995 | DEBORAH HASTINGS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It had to happen sometime: Jacoby is suing Meyers. They teamed up nearly 20 years ago to hang out a TV shingle that made them the K mart of American law. But that's in jeopardy now. Leonard Jacoby has filed suit against Stephen Meyers, accusing Meyers of trying to squeeze him out. And there's nothing cut-rate about the money Jacoby is asking for. He is demanding $2 million from his law school buddy and 23-year business partner, accusing him of breach of partnership, fraud and emotional distress.
BUSINESS
October 18, 1995 | From Reuters
Jacoby & Meyers, which used TV ads to spark a revolution in low-cost storefront law firms, is going to court again. But this time there's a twist--Jacoby is suing Meyers. A suit filed in Superior Court in Los Angeles this month shows Leonard Jacoby is suing longtime partner Stephen Meyers, seeking dissolution of the partnership.
BUSINESS
December 3, 1991 | DANIEL AKST
Great moments in business history: The year is 1972. Len Jacoby and Stephen Meyers, old friends from UCLA Law School, see the need for low-cost, mass-market legal services. Today, Jacoby & Meyers has 122 offices and 300 lawyers. The year now is 1992. A savvy California entrepreneur, noting that all his friends have psychotherapists, sees the need for low-cost, mass-market counseling services. Soon Shrinks R Us brings therapy to the masses. Sound far-fetched?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
When a political thriller is called "The Ides of March," it's safe to presume it's not going to celebrate the gracious pleasures of good government. Referencing the betrayal and assassination of Roman emperor Julius Caesar lets us know that darker forces are going to be given free rein, the darker the better. Directed by George Clooney (who headlines along with a powerhouse cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei and Jeffrey Wright)
NEWS
March 27, 1999
Frederic Meyers, 82, labor relations expert and former associate dean of UCLA's Anderson School of Management. Meyers taught industrial relations and labor economics for more than 20 years. He was known for his research on the impact of right-to-work laws prohibiting labor contracts from requiring union membership. His 1955 study of Texas' law is considered the definitive analysis of the effects of the right-to-work provisions of the 1947 Taft-Hartley Act.
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