September 17, 2011 |
He was cast as the epitome of Wall Street greed, but in the end a jury sided with star money manager Jeffrey Gundlach's claim that he wasn't paid enough. In a bitter court battle that pitted Gundlach against his longtime employer, Los Angeles investment giant TCW Group Inc., jurors delivered verdicts Friday that left both sides claiming victory. The panel largely agreed with TCW's side of the case, yet ordered the firm to write a $67-million check to Gundlach and three lieutenants for back pay, while TCW's own demand for damages was denied.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1995 |
Rarely willing to acknowledge second billing to anything, Washington's highest government officials and agencies came to a virtual halt Tuesday, yielding to the Simpson verdict announcement. From the White House to Congress to federal agencies, briefings, hearings and news conferences on national policies that had been scheduled for 1 p.m. local time were either postponed or canceled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1993
The juries have spoken and what they have said to law enforcement is: "Do your job, go to jail. Use a brick, it's a misdemeanor." JOHN J. VALENCIA San Dimas
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1992
It is nice to know where we stand. As a black man I already know that there is no justice for our people. With these verdicts in the King case it should be painfully obvious to everyone else what justice is like for black people in America. So now what happens if I get pulled over by the LAPD? Based on the verdicts, I would be in fear for my safety. Would I then be within my rights to beat the officer with a blunt instrument? The King jury seems to say yes. Double standard notwithstanding.
March 8, 2012 |
Like a grandma dogged by bad luck at the bingo table, federal prosecutors in Alabama have failed for a second time to score any courtroom convictions in the state's high-profile political corruption and gambling case. On Wednesday, a jury found six defendants -- including Milton McGregor, owner of the VictoryLand casino; two former state senators and a sitting senator -- not guilty of charges stemming from accusations that they either offered or accepted bribes related to a 2010 gambling bill, according to the Birmingham News . A casino developer, two lobbyists and a state representative pleaded guilty to corruption-related charges after an extensive federal investigation and testified against the defendants in court.
April 29, 1998 |
A jury convicted one guard and acquitted another in the beatings of illegal immigrants jailed after a detention center riot. Joseph Werthmann III faces five to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of second-degree official misconduct for failing to report or stop the abuse. Edward Einhorn was acquitted of charges he beat the inmates and failed to report or stop the abuse.
October 13, 1995
Coretta Scott King said Thursday night that she doubts the O.J. Simpson verdict will have a long-term adverse effect on U.S. race relations. Speaking to an audience of about 300 at Soka University in Calabasas, the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. said, "I strongly believe that this verdict should have no effect whatsoever on the racial attitudes of people of good will, regardless of their race.
October 5, 1995
After the verdicts, defense attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. said problems in the timeline played a role in his client's acquittal. "If you look at the timeline, you know O. J. Simpson could not, would not and did not commit this crime," he said. Prosecution said . . . Barking dog at 10:17 to 10:20 indicated murders had just been committed. Kato Kaelin heard three thumps at 10:51 Testimony on Timing 9:35: Kato Kaelin left defendant alone.
October 4, 1995
"You did a beautiful job. Please don't let this make you lose faith in our system. Please don't let this deter you from doing the job you are so qualified to do." --Chief prosecutor Marcia Clark, thanking her staff **** "We came here in search of justice. You'll have to be the judges. I'm not sure whether any of us found it." --Prosecutor Christopher A. Darden **** "But it was clear ... that this was an emotional trial. Apparently, their decision was based on emotion that overcame the reason."