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Digital Media Arm Thinks It Has Virtual Match

EMPLOYMENT: Manatt division brings in 18-year industry vet Eunice Shin.

Manatt Digital Media has hired Eunice Shin to head its business consulting services, capping off nearly a year of growth for the new investment and consulting arm of West L.A. law firm Manatt Phelps & Phillips.

Fruit Bar Makers Launch Cold War

FOOD: Duo says rival ice-cream distributor is freezing them out.

Fruit bar makers claim new rival is using its powerful ice-cream distribution network to freeze them out.

Client Has ‘Poor’ Excuse to Dodge Legal Bills

LAW: Quinn Emanuel can’t put number on Elie Samaha’s worth.

Quinn Emanuel may be wondering why it repeatedly represented a client who didn’t pay his bills.

Former Law Students Seek to Forge Online Links

INTERNET: Duo launches website to help customers connect with attorneys.

Michael Chasin and Aaron George were fellow students at Loyola Law School when they took a look at the industry they were about to enter and noticed a problem.

IRA Gold Rush Stirs Claim Jump

INVESTMENT: Firm alleges ex-contractor denting business.

Firm that sells gold to IRAs sues former contractors in a growing but still fringe industry.

Late Wrinkles in Neman Ponzi Trial

investment: Accused claims deal in place for Facebook stock.

INVESTMENT: Investor facing trial in pre-IPO Facebook fraud claims link to $4 billion in Citigroup funding.

This Dog Has His Day Every Day at Law Firm

There’s one partner at Westwood law firm Liner who’s such an institution that he’s actually written into the terms of the lease.

Booze-Filled 7-Eleven Left Reeling

retail: City ups shop’s alcohol content then bans late-night sales.

RETAIL: La Cañada Flintridge moves to bottle up a 7-Eleven’s alcohol sales at night after requiring the store to carry more booze.

Lower-Cost Firms Among L.A.’s Fastest Growing

EMPLOYMENT: Pricier practices saw head counts fall most over last year.

Though there are still firms at the top of L.A.’s legal pyramid with a chokehold on higher-rate work, the industry has been shifting to the middle market.

7-Eleven Liquor Caught in Catch-22

The 7-Eleven on the west side of sleepy La Cañada Flintridge might have a soda fountain and two-for-a-dollar doughnut deals, but don’t call it a convenience store.

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