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January 15, 1987 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
Citing the refusal of the chief federal judge in Los Angeles to relinquish control of a case as ordered, attorney Stephen Yagman called on a higher court Wednesday to hold U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real in contempt. The outspoken civil rights lawyer charged in a petition prepared for the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco that Real has "blatantly" refused to obey the court's order to reassign a case involving alleged misconduct by Yagman.
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January 15, 1987 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
Citing the refusal of the chief federal judge in Los Angeles to relinquish control of a case as ordered, attorney Stephen Yagman called on a higher court Wednesday to hold U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real in contempt. The outspoken civil rights lawyer charged in a petition prepared for the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco that Real has "blatantly" refused to obey the court's order to reassign a case involving alleged misconduct by Yagman.
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January 12, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to pay $100,000 in an out-of-court settlement to the daughter of a South-Central Los Angeles man who died last January after he was confronted by five Los Angeles police officers outside his home. According to police reports, a neighbor had telephoned authorities to complain of being assaulted by William McCall, 40. When officers arrived, McCall allegedly became belligerent and was suspected of being on PCP.
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June 5, 1990
Three owners of property damaged during the "Dalton Street incident," a police raid on four apartments in South-Central Los Angeles, have rejected the city's offers of $500,000 and $50,000 to settle two lawsuits in the case. The offers were made last week and rejected Monday, said Steve Yagman, attorney for Henry and Cheri Lang, whose four-unit building was heavily damaged during the August, 1988, raid by 80 Los Angeles police officers, and Lillian D'Antignac, whose home was also damaged.
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April 19, 2001 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A civil rights attorney sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday on behalf of 39 African American inmates who were injured in jailhouse rioting last year. The lawsuit alleges that sheriff's deputies failed to take appropriate action to prevent the violence that erupted last spring at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic. Jail officials allowed black inmates in the jail dorm to be outnumbered by Latinos despite ongoing tensions between the two groups, the suit alleges.
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June 6, 2001 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Long Beach man whose criminal case captured national attention when he was jolted in court with a 50,000-volt stun belt is appealing his 25-years-to-life sentence for petty theft received under the three-strikes law. Ronnie Hawkins, a 50-year-old with AIDS whose courtroom outbursts prompted the jolt, filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday designed to win his release or a reduction in his sentence. The petition filed by Venice civil rights attorney Steve Yagman asks that Dist.
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December 7, 1991 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Councilwoman Joy Picus won a round in her legal dispute over Warner Ridge development Friday when a judge rejected a motion by property owners that Picus be held personally liable for any damages awarded in their $100-million lawsuit against the city. Superior Court Judge Kathryn Doi Todd refused to allow Picus to be a defendant in the lawsuit by Warner Ridge Associates, saying a legal deadline had expired.
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June 6, 2001 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Long Beach man whose criminal case captured national attention when he was jolted in court with a 50,000-volt stun belt is appealing his 25-years-to-life sentence for petty theft received under the three-strikes law. Ronnie Hawkins, a 50-year-old with AIDS whose courtroom outbursts prompted the jolt, filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday designed to win his release or a reduction in his sentence. The petition, filed by Venice civil rights attorney Steve Yagman, asks that Dist.
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June 4, 2002 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lawyer for Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley denied accusations in federal district court Monday that Los Angeles County's top prosecutor coerced an inmate during a taped prison interview to give false testimony in a 1995 bribery and perjury trial against a defense attorney. "There is nothing in the tapes to show any coercion," Los Angeles lawyer Steven D. Blades said in a hearing on a civil suit brought by the lawyer, Leonard R. Milstein, formerly of Woodland Hills.
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March 5, 1993 | BOB ELSTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A federal court jury Thursday found two Newport Beach police officers, two former police chiefs, five former City Council members and a current councilman liable for the beating of an advertising executive during a traffic arrest in 1986. "It is an amazing verdict," said Steve Yagman, attorney for Everett Temme. "We have finally nailed the city of Newport Beach from front to back, top to bottom, inside and out.
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June 5, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Facing the harshest professional discipline of his career, Stephen Yagman was taking an uncharacteristic course. He was keeping his mouth shut. Such circumspection was a change of pace for the veteran Venice civil rights lawyer, whose proclivity for outrageous comments landed him in trouble in the first place.
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