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  • John J. O'Connor III dies at 79; attorney and husband of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

    John J. O'Connor III dies at 79; attorney and husband of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
    John J. O'Connor III, a lawyer who went to Washington in a historic role, as the husband of the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice, has died. He was 79. O'Connor died Wednesday in Phoenix of complications arising from Alzheimer's disease, the...
  • Two worlds collide as lawyer fights for inmate husband

    Two worlds collide as lawyer fights for inmate husband
    Second of Three Parts "Well, it's dinnertime at the amazing Miss Weird's Place," Pamela Griffin wrote her husband, Robert, one night in 1986, sitting alone at her kitchen table with leftovers. "Tonight we have the famous incredible squash concoction --...
  • Carona's legal help: why free?

    As former Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona prepares for trial on criminal charges that he sold access to his office for cash, favors and gifts, he has retained the best lawyers money can buy. And he's getting them nearly free of charge. Jones Day,...
  • Six candidates for Weiss' seat run in a close pack

    The March 3 race to replace Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss is shaping up as a close contest, with six candidates almost evenly matched in their fundraising, according to campaign finance reports turned in this week. In a Westside district...
  • Hollywood entertainment law firm Loeb & Loeb jumps into video games

     
    Dan Offner, the big kahuna of video game lawyers, jumps to Loeb & Loeb to launch Interactive Entertainment Group....
  • O.C. Fair board's actions regarding sale of fairgrounds may be illegal, county counsel says

     
    The top attorney for the county of Orange is urging an investigation of the local fair board, saying its hiring of a lobbyist and law firm to influence the sale of the Orange County fairgrounds by the state may have......
  • Angelides commission staffs up for investigation of 2008 financial meltdown

     
    The Angelides commission, convened by Congress to investigate the financial meltdown of 2008, today announced a passel of "senior staff" appointments. Earlier, the commission appointed an executive director, Thomas Greene. It has held one public meeting,...
  • Former Villaraigosa aide joins law firm to handle renewable energy business

     
    One of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa???s recently departed advisers has secured a job handling renewable energy business for an international law firm. The mayor's former deputy chief of staff Dan Grunfeld stepped down from his post Friday....
  • Two-year sentence for Lerach

    William S. Lerach, once one of the nation's most successful attorneys, was sentenced to two years in prison Monday for his part in a kickback scheme involving class-action lawsuits against some of corporate America's biggest names. The 61-year-old San...
  • Two sides to Sonia Sotomayor

    Two sides to Sonia Sotomayor
    It did not take long after moving 60 miles from the ethnically diverse neighborhoods of the Bronx to the campus of Princeton University for Sonia Sotomayor to make it clear she was not happy with the way the overwhelmingly white, male school was run....
  • These lawyers got (video) game

    These lawyers got (video) game
    A year ago, newly minted lawyer Shawn Foust approached a senior partner at his Century City firm with an idea: dedicate an entire practice to the video game industry. Today, the 26-year-old coordinates a team of 20 lawyers at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter...