October 15, 1987 |
Labor unions at troubled Pan American World Airways are leaning toward Beverly Hills millionaire Kirk Kerkorian as the savior of the airline, a top union official said Wednesday. "We said to ourselves, 'We have a better chance of having our jobs in five years with Kerkorian's plan than we would by staying with the current management,' " said the official, who asked that he not be identified by name. "I don't think that people realize what terrible financial shape Pan Am is in."
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.
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December 22, 2007 |
In a setback for the defense, a federal judge Friday rejected a string of allegations by indicted private eye Anthony Pellicano and his co-defendants that the government's wiretapping and racketeering investigation was replete with misconduct. Issuing six separate rulings, U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer denied defense motions to suppress evidence in the long-running case, as well as a request to throw out the sweeping indictment against Pellicano and five co-defendants.
May 3, 1994 |
The city of Los Angeles could reduce by nearly a third the $140.5 million it pays annually to settle lawsuits and workers' compensation claims if it handled the cases more like private businesses and some other public agencies, a private task force said Monday. Los Angeles suffers a much higher rate of claims for workers' injuries than other cities and counties and does insufficient investigation before paying most of the demands, the task force concluded.
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."
November 28, 2000 |
DaimlerChrysler's troubles over its U.S. subsidiary deepened Monday as Kirk Kerkorian, the company's third-largest shareholder, filed a $9-billion securities fraud suit against the German auto maker and its top managers, accusing them of lying about their intent in acquiring Chrysler Corp. in 1998. The suit by Kerkorian's Los Angeles-based Tracinda Corp., filed Monday in U.S.
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July 18, 2008 |
A high-profile attorney to Hollywood's rich and famous was so determined to crush his opponents in a bitter child-support battle he was fighting on behalf of his billionaire client that he resorted to an illegal wiretap conducted by private eye Anthony Pellicano, a prosecutor told jurors Thursday.
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September 23, 2008 |
A U.S. district judge in Los Angeles on Monday rejected a request for a new trial by an attorney for Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano, who alleged jurors may have been influenced by a prosecutor's comment outside trial and by an Internet blog.
October 24, 1992 |
Walt Disney Co. won its legal battle Friday with rival MGM studio to continue using MGM's name in theme parks, even when they include a working production facility. But Disney was unable to prevent a separate firm, MGM Grand Inc., from using the name in an amusement park planned for Las Vegas. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe upheld Disney's claim that a 1985 agreement with MGM gives Disney exclusive worldwide rights to use the MGM name in movie-based theme parks.
July 7, 1992 |
Testifying as a defendant in a lawsuit accusing him and Walt Disney Co. of improperly using the name of a competitor at a Florida theme park and production facility, Disney Chairman Michael D. Eisner said Monday that he always intended for the facility to include a working studio. To operate the Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando as anything but a studio producing genuine movie and television entertainment would court commercial disaster, Eisner testified in Los Angeles Superior Court.