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December 10, 1994 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles will proceed with its legal opposition to Proposition 187 at a federal court hearing Monday while seeking free legal counsel to carry its case. The City Council on Friday left unchanged its orders regarding the anti-illegal immigration initiative, meaning that City Atty. James Hahn will continue with his attempts to intervene in the case on the side of the American Civil Liberties Union and others trying to block the measure.
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March 24, 2012 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
A coalition of environmental groups has filed suit against Los Angeles County, claiming the county's decision to allow the development of a massive residential project along the Santa Clara River would harm the waterway, destroy wildlife habitat and despoil cultural sites. According to the suit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the county would allow irreversible damage by approving the first phase of the Newhall Ranch development. Construction would also involve unearthing and desecrating American Indian burial sites and would threaten the California condor and the rare San Fernando Valley spineflower, the suit alleges.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1991
A Los Angeles finance committee on Tuesday agreed to offer $500,00O to settle a lawsuit alleging that a traffic light at a Chatsworth intersection was improperly timed and caused an automobile accident that left a woman with a limp and other disabilities. The settlement offer will be presented to the City Council next month for final approval, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor Dustin Hoffman testified in federal court Tuesday that Los Angeles magazine trampled on his artistic integrity when it printed without consent a computer-generated picture of him dressed in a woman's gown and high heels. Hoffman, who appeared in drag in the hit movie "Tootsie," contends that the magazine turned him into an unpaid fashion model by using his likeness in a layout that promoted gowns by Richard Tyler and shoes by Ralph Lauren.
NEWS
October 23, 1987
State Atty. Gen. John Van de Kamp has filed a civil lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles for a spate of sewage spills last spring, but he said the state will not press for up to $100 million in damages if the city takes steps to reduce future pollution of Santa Monica Bay. The suit, which was filed Wednesday, came as no surprise to city officials, who had met with Van de Kamp's staff earlier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor Dustin Hoffman testified in federal court Tuesday that Los Angeles magazine trampled on his artistic integrity when it printed without consent a computer-generated picture of him dressed in a woman's gown and high heels. Hoffman, who appeared in drag in the hit movie "Tootsie," contends that the magazine turned him into an unpaid fashion model by using his likeness in a layout that promoted gowns by Richard Tyler and shoes by Ralph Lauren.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1992 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cost of setting the wheels of justice in motion has gone up, making the legal system that much more inaccessible for the poor, advocates say. Beginning late last month, the cost of filing lawsuits, responding to lawsuits, contesting wills, filing for divorce or taking other legal actions went up, in many cases by nearly $100. The fee increases are designed to raise $93 million statewide annually.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2012 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
A coalition of environmental groups has filed suit against Los Angeles County, claiming the county's decision to allow the development of a massive residential project along the Santa Clara River would harm the waterway, destroy wildlife habitat and despoil cultural sites. According to the suit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the county would allow irreversible damage by approving the first phase of the Newhall Ranch development. Construction would also involve unearthing and desecrating American Indian burial sites and would threaten the California condor and the rare San Fernando Valley spineflower, the suit alleges.
NEWS
May 19, 1985
Owners and teachers of a Manhattan Beach preschool that was closed last summer amid allegations of child abuse filed 10 $20-million damage suits in Los Angeles Superior Court. They say they were falsely cast as suspects of child abuse and molestation in published and oral reports released during an investigation of the Manhattan Ranch Pre-School and Kindergarten.
NEWS
October 3, 1986
Former McMartin Pre-School teacher Mary Ann Jackson filed the latest in a series of civil suits against Los Angeles County, the City of Manhattan Beach and a child-abuse diagnostic center, among others, claiming that her life was ruined by charges that she molested students at the preschool. Jackson is one of five defendants against whom charges were later dropped for lack of evidence.
NEWS
December 10, 1994 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles will proceed with its legal opposition to Proposition 187 at a federal court hearing Monday while seeking free legal counsel to carry its case. The City Council on Friday left unchanged its orders regarding the anti-illegal immigration initiative, meaning that City Atty. James Hahn will continue with his attempts to intervene in the case on the side of the American Civil Liberties Union and others trying to block the measure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1992 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cost of setting the wheels of justice in motion has gone up, making the legal system that much more inaccessible for the poor, advocates say. Beginning late last month, the cost of filing lawsuits, responding to lawsuits, contesting wills, filing for divorce or taking other legal actions went up, in many cases by nearly $100. The fee increases are designed to raise $93 million statewide annually.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1991
A Los Angeles finance committee on Tuesday agreed to offer $500,00O to settle a lawsuit alleging that a traffic light at a Chatsworth intersection was improperly timed and caused an automobile accident that left a woman with a limp and other disabilities. The settlement offer will be presented to the City Council next month for final approval, officials said.
NEWS
October 23, 1987
State Atty. Gen. John Van de Kamp has filed a civil lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles for a spate of sewage spills last spring, but he said the state will not press for up to $100 million in damages if the city takes steps to reduce future pollution of Santa Monica Bay. The suit, which was filed Wednesday, came as no surprise to city officials, who had met with Van de Kamp's staff earlier.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
David Perry, Jim Ladd and Jack Snyder--three former disc jockeys for the defunct rock station KMET--have filed suits in Los Angeles Superior Court against the station's owners and operators, claiming they were induced to sign employment contracts by station officials who knew at the time they would be fired.
NEWS
April 8, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Taylor Swift was not a big winner at the American Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas. The performer/songwriter who took home a basketful of awards, including female vocalist of the year, was Miranda Lambert. (But Swift, in her Dolce & Gabbana gown, struck me as being among the best dressed.) [Los Angeles Times] The Year of Beyonce continues. The singer, who has been in the headlines almost nonstop so far in 2013, performing at the U.S. presidential inauguration and the Super Bowl, has been named honorary chair of the annual Costume Institute Gala, scheduled May 6. [WWD]
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