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July 7, 1998
An alumnus has donated $1.8 million to the University of Southern California Law School. Ried Bridges graduated from the school in 1954 and is a founding partner of the Los Angeles law firm Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe & Nichols. "The professional success I have enjoyed is directly attributable to the education I received at USC--particularly when I was at the law school," Bridges said. He met his wife, Lou, while attending the university and their son, Ried, graduated in 1984.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2000
Mathew L. Spitzer, an authority in federal broadcasting law, has been named dean of the University of Southern California Law School. Spitzer is a professor at the law school and director of the USC Center for Communications Law and Policy. "He will bring to the dean's office the highest academic standards and the enthusiasm and creativity to lead the law school to the next level of excellence," said Lloyd Armstrong Jr., USC's senior vice president for academic affairs.
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April 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
Experts in child law were surprised, and in some cases dismayed, by a federal court order in the Elian Gonzalez case that chided U.S. immigration officials for not giving more weight to the 6-year-old boy's own wishes. In most child custody disputes, asylum cases and other legal proceedings, an adult guardian would speak for a child of that age, lawyers said.
BUSINESS
August 11, 2010 | Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
Viacom Inc. on Wednesday said it planned to appeal a federal court decision in its copyright infringement case against Google Inc.'s YouTube video website. In June, U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton declared that YouTube had not violated copyright laws because the website promptly removed pirated videos when requested by rights holders such as Viacom. Viacom's notice to appeal, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Southern District of New York, was not the full appellate brief outlining Viacom's legal arguments, which is expected later this fall.
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August 16, 1995 | LYNN SMITH
The dramatic increase in cases of child sexual abuse has fostered new and conflicting scientific research. A new wave of studies appear to cast doubt on the ability of very young children to resist suggestion. On the other hand, some fear that the focus on false allegations will overshadow what they say remains a more widespread problem--false denials when abuse is real. The most dramatic research on suggestibility was conducted by Stephen J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1989 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
Gov. George Deukmejian on Tuesday promoted three San Diego County municipal judges to newly created positions on the county's Superior Court bench. Judges Lisa Guy-Schall, Linda Boelhauf Quinn and Ronald Prager were elevated to the new positions, which pay $89,851 a year, Deukmejian's office announced Tuesday. Deukmejian, in turn, appointed three San Diego attorneys to fill the vacancies on the lower court bench. The new Municipal Court judges will be Ann Winebrenner Buss, William H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1991
S.S. Schwartz, a retired Van Nuys Superior Court judge who was active in civic affairs, has died in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 69. A resident of Beverly Hills, Schwartz died Wednesday of complications following heart surgery, according to a longtime family friend. Born Sam Stanton Schwartz in New York City, he grew up in Tucson, where he attended the University of Arizona. During World War II, he served in the Army and graduated from the University of Southern California law school in 1946.
BUSINESS
January 9, 2002 | DAVID STREITFELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dollar Rent a Car pulled the plug Tuesday on a trial program that required customers to be fingerprinted. Dollar instituted the practice after Sept. 11, saying the terrorism attacks were such a disaster for its bottom line that a bold approach was required to combat fraud. Banks sometimes require a fingerprint for certain transactions, but Dollar's foray into fingerprinting marked the first time a corporation routinely demanded that consumers submit to a procedure associated with criminals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2013 | By Joel Rubin
Mayor Eric Garcetti put his mark on the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday, announcing plans to shake up the civilian panel that oversees the force with four new members. The most notable name on Garcetti's list of nominees was real estate developer Steve Soboroff, one of the city's power elite and a staunch supporter of Garcetti during his run for mayor.  Joining Soboroff were Paula Madison, a former journalist and media executive; Kathleen Kim, a law professor whose work has focused on human trafficking and immigration issues; and Sandra Figueroa-Villa, the executive director of a non-profit community group.
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December 15, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A mid-level Education Department bureaucrat's ruling against college scholarship funds reserved for minorities has plunged the Bush Administration once more into confusion over the politically charged issue of race, splitting the White House over how to respond. "We're looking at it right now," President Bush said as he left Friday for a weekend at his Camp David retreat.
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