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September 19, 1991 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Beverly Hills lawyer who is representing Rodney G. King in a civil suit is being accused of using unethical tactics to get hired in another high-profile case of alleged misconduct by law officers. In a complaint filed last week with the State Bar of California, lawyer Geraldine Green alleged that Steven Lerman used "outrageous" and "reprehensible" means to lure away a client who was expected to file a lawsuit in the death of Keith Hamilton, a mentally ill man killed Aug.
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July 1, 2012 | Thomas Curwen
Rodney King will always be remembered for that April 1991 night that changed the history of Los Angeles, but at his memorial Saturday, his family said they wanted to dwell on the man, not the symbol. So they spoke of the child who played in the foothills above his home in Altadena, of the father who told his daughter to hold her head up, of the friend who was proud of a championship belt from a recent fighting match and of the man known to them as "Glen" or "G. " "His family's wish is that this not be political," King's attorney, Steven Lerman, said before a public memorial at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2012 | Thomas Curwen
Rodney King will always be remembered for that April 1991 night that changed the history of Los Angeles, but at his memorial Saturday, his family said they wanted to dwell on the man, not the symbol. So they spoke of the child who played in the foothills above his home in Altadena, of the father who told his daughter to hold her head up, of the friend who was proud of a championship belt from a recent fighting match and of the man known to them as "Glen" or "G. " "His family's wish is that this not be political," King's attorney, Steven Lerman, said before a public memorial at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills.
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August 4, 1994 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concerned that his multimillion-dollar court award could be eaten away by excessive bills, Rodney G. King fired his attorney Wednesday and rehired the lawyer who first filed his police brutality lawsuit. The shake-up came as the city of Los Angeles agreed Wednesday to comply with a jury verdict issued in April and pay $3.8 million to King for injuries he suffered in a 1991 beating by Los Angeles police officers. Attorney Steven A. Lerman, who won back the case from Milton C.
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October 13, 1992 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Steven A. Lerman, the Beverly Hills attorney who has represented Rodney G. King since his beating last year by Los Angeles police officers, was dropped from the case and replaced Monday by a prominent Orange County criminal defense lawyer. Milton C. Grimes, a Santa Ana Heights lawyer who has represented several high-profile murder defendants in Orange County, said he hopes to reopen settlement negotiations with the city over King's federal lawsuit that alleges civil rights violations.
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October 13, 1992 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rodney G. King has hired a well-known Orange County defense attorney in his police brutality suit against the city of Los Angeles, dropping the Beverly Hills lawyer who has represented him since his beating last year by LAPD officers, officials said Monday. Milton C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1994 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concerned that his multimillion-dollar court award could be eaten away by excessive bills, Rodney G. King fired his attorney Wednesday and rehired the lawyer who first filed his police brutality lawsuit. The shake-up came as the city of Los Angeles agreed Wednesday to comply with a jury verdict issued in April and pay $3.8 million to King for injuries he suffered in a 1991 beating by Los Angeles police officers. Attorney Steven A. Lerman, who won back the case from Milton C.
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May 26, 1993 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accusing each other of poaching and subterfuge, the two attorneys who have represented Rodney G. King are warring over how he should best be handled and have filed formal complaints against each other with the State Bar of California. Steven A. Lerman, who represented King for the first year and a half after he was beaten by Los Angeles police officers, is charging that King's new attorney, Milton C. Grimes, is a "shyster that ripped off this case from my office."
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May 26, 1993 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accusing each other of poaching and subterfuge, the two attorneys who have represented Rodney G. King are warring over how he should best be handled and have filed formal complaints against each other with the State Bar of California. Steven A. Lerman, who represented King for the first year and a half after he was beaten by Los Angeles police officers, is charging that King's new attorney, Milton C. Grimes, is a "shyster that ripped off this case from my office."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1992
Rodney G. King has become a carefully guarded commodity, tucked into a "safe house" and on antidepressants, while his family and others squabble over the selling of America's famed victim, according to an article in the July issue of Vanity Fair. King, fearful of danger if he ventures out of his hiding place in Ventura County, is isolated from efforts to capitalize on his story, the article says.
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May 26, 1993 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accusing each other of poaching and subterfuge, the two attorneys who have represented Rodney G. King are warring over how he should best be handled and have filed formal complaints against each other with the State Bar of California. Steven A. Lerman, who represented King for the first year and a half after he was beaten by Los Angeles police officers, is charging that King's new attorney, Milton C. Grimes, is a "shyster that ripped off this case from my office."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1993 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accusing each other of poaching and subterfuge, the two attorneys who have represented Rodney G. King are warring over how he should best be handled and have filed formal complaints against each other with the State Bar of California. Steven A. Lerman, who represented King for the first year and a half after he was beaten by Los Angeles police officers, is charging that King's new attorney, Milton C. Grimes, is a "shyster that ripped off this case from my office."
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October 13, 1992 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Steven A. Lerman, the Beverly Hills attorney who has represented Rodney G. King since his beating last year by Los Angeles police officers, was dropped from the case and replaced Monday by a prominent Orange County criminal defense lawyer. Milton C. Grimes, a Santa Ana Heights lawyer who has represented several high-profile murder defendants in Orange County, said he hopes to reopen settlement negotiations with the city over King's federal lawsuit that alleges civil rights violations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1992 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rodney G. King has hired a well-known Orange County defense attorney in his police brutality suit against the city of Los Angeles, dropping the Beverly Hills lawyer who has represented him since his beating last year by LAPD officers, officials said Monday. Milton C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1991 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Beverly Hills lawyer who is representing Rodney G. King in a civil suit is being accused of using unethical tactics to get hired in another high-profile case of alleged misconduct by law officers. In a complaint filed last week with the State Bar of California, lawyer Geraldine Green alleged that Steven Lerman used "outrageous" and "reprehensible" means to lure away a client who was expected to file a lawsuit in the death of Keith Hamilton, a mentally ill man killed Aug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1991
Rodney G. King, the motorist whose videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers shocked the nation, has sold an option to a film company to make a movie about the incident, his attorney said Monday. King, 26, was clubbed after a March 3 traffic stop in suburban Lake View Terrace. Amateur cameraman George Holliday recorded the beating from his apartment balcony and sold it to a television station.
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August 13, 1996
Rodney G. King has sued his former attorney for malpractice, contending that lawyer Steven Lerman misappropriated money won in a civil suit against the city of Los Angeles stemming from King's 1991 beating by police. In the suit, filed in Superior Court on Friday, King alleges that Lerman has failed to comply with repeated requests to fully account for money awarded to King. In April 1994, a jury awarded King $3.
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