CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1999
Los Angeles television news anchor Larry Carroll and two other men have been indicted on seven criminal counts alleging that they solicited $2 million from an investor with the promise that it would quickly yield large profits at no risk. The indictment was announced Monday after Carroll and the other two defendants, Michael A. Patterson of Los Angeles and Ronald B. Long of Scottsdale, appeared for arraignment in San Bernardino Superior Court. The arraignment was continued to Wednesday.
May 7, 2006 |
NOT SO long ago, Bert Fields was, simply, Bert Fields. He was the most famous lawyer in Hollywood, a celebrity in his own right. National magazines and newspapers uncritically profiled him. Variety and the Hollywood Reporter ran his photo when he showed up at red carpet premieres. The New York Post's Page Six noted who attended the dinners he gave at his Manhattan apartment, the abode that gave coastal balance to Fields' other retreat in Malibu. And why not?
November 9, 1985 |
The way was cleared Friday for dissident shareholder Jona Goldrich, a wealthy Los Angeles real estate developer, to mount another challenge for a seat on the board of directors of Western Federal Savings & Loan Assn. Goldrich received enough votes for a directorship at Western Federal's annual meeting 13 months ago, but the nomination was declared invalid after the Marina del Rey-based S&L said that he and two other investors had misstated the size of their stock holdings.
September 5, 1987 |
A spokesman for Kirk Kerkorian said Friday that the Los Angeles financier is considering an investment in Pan American World Airways but that it is "premature" to say if it could give him control of the struggling carrier. Terry Christensen, president of Tracinda Corp., Kerkorian's private holding company, also said in response to questions that a Tracinda subsidiary has an "exclusive" right to examine Pan Am for a certain unspecified time.
February 23, 1996 |
Giant Group Ltd. escalated its war of words Thursday against Fidelity National Financial Inc., issuing a fiery letter that flatly rejects the Irvine title company's unsolicited takeover bid. Giant Group's decision came a week after Fidelity National offered $49 million in stock for outstanding shares of the Beverly Hills company, which owns a 47% stake in the Rally's hamburger chain. Fidelity National Chairman William P.
July 9, 2004 |
Global Crossing Ltd. founder Gary Winnick averted a $116-million verdict by settling a breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by a former business partner moments before that decision would have become official, according to jurors in the four-week civil trial held in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1999 |
A San Bernardino County judge dismissed fraud charges Tuesday against former KCBS news anchor Larry Carroll at the end of a 10-week trial, declaring that "in the interest of justice" the evidence of the former newsman's innocence far outweighed his guilt. Superior Court Judge J. Michael Welch also declared a mistrial in the case of Carroll's co-defendant, Ronald Long. "I've been anticipating this moment since Feb. 8," said Carroll, referring to the day of his indictment this year.
December 4, 2003 |
Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian angrily ruled out settlement talks with DaimlerChrysler on Wednesday as he left the courtroom where he is suing the company over terms of the 1998 link-up between Daimler-Benz and Chrysler. "I will never entertain settlement talks with Daimler," Kerkorian snapped at reporters. "We are going to trial," he said. "We will lose it or win it. This is not about money. It's about deceit and fraud on Daimler's part."
December 17, 2003 |
A federal judge ordered a recess Tuesday in billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's suit against DaimlerChrysler after the automaker's lawyers turned over documents at the last minute that could be favorable to Kerkorian. Judge Joseph Farnan Jr. ordered the recess while a special master for the court holds a hearing to determine "how we got in this mess." It's unclear when the special master will hold the hearing or how long it will take.
August 3, 1990 |
The prominent Los Angeles law firm of Wyman Bautzer Kuchel & Silbert has won a major victory over a group of former partners who left in 1988 and took some of the company's biggest clients with them. Retired temporary Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lester E. Olson ruled Monday that partners of Wyman Bautzer--then known as Wyman Bautzer Christensen Kuchel & Silbert--did not force out the group of 12 partners, who were led by a former colleague, Terry N. Christensen.