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May 24, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Corona del Mar podiatrist is struggling to get his foot in the door at a prestigious medical building complex in Newport Beach, complaining that the landlord is discriminating against his profession. Ivar Roth, 36, describes himself as "very conservative" and said he fits right into the traditional Newport Beach physician community. "I follow the rules," he said. "I don't make trouble."
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BUSINESS
February 5, 1997
Apria Healthcare Group Inc. will pay $1.65 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging that the company made illegal kickbacks to doctors in exchange for referrals of home health-services patients, the Justice Department said. The company, which had tentatively accepted the agreement in December, admitted no wrongdoing. Apria said it is settling the case to avoid a costly legal battle.
BUSINESS
May 12, 1992 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J. D. Power & Associates in Agoura Hills is nearly synonymous with car research, which Power has earned by publishing customer-satisfaction surveys and other analyses for the world's auto makers for more than a decade. But that isn't stopping AutoPacific Group Inc. of Santa Ana from trying to muscle in on parts of Power's business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2005 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
The family of a man who was killed in 2003 when a wheel assembly fell off a locomotive on Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and caused it to crash settled a lawsuit Friday against the Walt Disney Co. for an undisclosed sum. While the settlement's terms are confidential, Marcelo Torres' parents said they were giving $500,000 of it to Brooks College in Long Beach to provide scholarships to aspiring animators. Their 22-year-old son was a graphic artist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1996
Movie star Clint Eastwood ruined the career of his former girlfriend, actress Sondra Locke, by getting her a movie development deal in return for calling off a palimony suit, and then using his influence to block her from actually making any films, Locke's attorney contended Wednesday. "This deal with Warner Bros. was a sham.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 1997 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The turmoil surrounding "Martin" star Martin Lawrence and the sexual harassment accusations filed against him by the show's female lead, Tisha Campbell, has not affected production of the series, Fox Entertainment President Peter Roth said Monday. "The show has always been delivered on time and is on track creatively," Roth told television writers gathered in Pasadena for the midseason Television Critics Assn. conference.
BUSINESS
July 8, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Electronics retailer Sharper Image Corp. agreed Friday to stop selling personal breathalyzers and pay $1.2 million in restitution as part of a settlement regarding the devices. The company incorrectly claimed the digital breath alcohol testers were accurate to 0.001 of a percentage point of blood-alcohol content, according to tests by San Diego's Consumer Protection Unit. Sharper Image also agreed to pay $100,000 in penalties for inaccurately advertising the effectiveness of the testers.
FOOD
August 12, 2010 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times restaurant critic
This is Beverly Hills?, I wondered, oh so many years ago when a friend took me to lunch in a sweet little house with a fireplace on South Beverly Drive. Chez Mimi later moved to Santa Monica, and Urth Caffé now dispenses soy lattes and iced green tea from that rose-covered cottage. Back then (and now), South Beverly Drive didn't seem fancy at all, more like a small-town Main Street where you'd find shops selling nightgowns and one-piece swimming suits, baseball cards and birthday gifts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2001 | STUART PFEIFER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man who witnesses said committed a 1980 Orange County murder for which a wrongly convicted man spent 20 years in prison has been set free, and prosecutors have no immediate plans to charge him in connection with the case. Raymond Herman Jackett, 41, was paroled April 15 from Ironwood State Prison in Blythe, where he had been held on drug and fraud charges unrelated to the December 1980 slaying of a Burger King assistant manager.
NEWS
April 16, 1993 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On the Home Shopping Network, the story lines are as thin as an overworked credit card. About the only drama unfolding amid the endless parade of cut-rate merchandise offered to cable television viewers is whether perky hostess Erin Morrissey's enthusiasm will give out before the supply of pink cubic zirconia bracelets at $29.75 each. But from behind the scenes of the $1-billion-a-year merchant-of-the-air have come details of a continuing drama that sounds improbable even by TV movie standards.
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