NBC Universal parent seeks tax refund on L.A. County property.
NBC Universal parent Comcast produces lawsuit to recover Universal City property taxes.
A Monrovia owner of property deemed essential for a Gold Line maintenance yard has settled his legal fight against the light-rail line for $24 million.
LAW: Litigation prevents Rutter Hobbs vets from joining Glusker.
After getting hit with a $10 million malpractice verdict stemming from the actions of a retired partner, 30-attorney downtown L.A. law firm Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff LLP dissolved Jan. 31.
Graduates claim Le Cordon Bleu doesn’t deliver.
Former cooking students allege that Le Cordon Bleu’s job promises were all sizzle and no steak.
Brokerages have due date in court over allegedly stolen products.
Coverage for surrogate pregnancies has given birth to a heated rivalry and legal battle between two local firms.
Molina sees Obamacare reform further boosting growth.
Investors’ positive prognosis for managed care provider Molina has sent stock soaring.
About 20 years ago, attorney Tim Lappen fell in with a group of motorcycle enthusiasts who went on long rides together.
CIM Group selling naming rights to Hollywood & Highland.
Hollywood & Highland is striving to get a name sponsor at the same time it may need a new name for its Kodak Theatre.
Companies fear state act will spur lawsuits.
Retailers and manufacturers fear state’s new forced-labor law will put them under the yoke of activist lawsuits.
Karaoke firm tries to sink L.A. pirates.
Karaoke company sounds off on song piracy by cueing up lawsuits against L.A. DJ’s and venues.
Investors wait for terms of what could be ‘transformational’ deal.
Lions Gate stock fails to roar to new heights despite reports of impending deal for Summit.
96-year-old seller of military items opens museum at shop.
Oxman’s Surplus’ 96-year-old owner marshals military items into in-store museum.
LAW: L.A. firms paced country by joining in half-dozen unions.
The final numbers are in and it’s official: 2011 was a comeback year for law firm mergers, and nowhere more than in Los Angeles.
Monrovia property owner still wants more for train yard site.
Monrovia property owner still rails against Gold Line offer as too low.
Developer Alan Casden had sought site for residential project.
Developer Alan Casden loses potential site for residential project to Ross Dress for Less chain.
Tech geeks to take top billing in show about local startups.
Tech geeks take their turn in the reality spotlight on a new program that tracks local startups.
Having worked for decades as a construction attorney, Robert S. Mann thinks he knows a thing or two about minimizing errors.
Plaintiff’s attorney Thomas V. Girardi tries to keep things light as he handles heavy cases for clients, including the Dodger Stadium assault victim.
Plaintiff’s attorney Thomas V. Girardi argues that his cases against companies are a boon for businesses.
Taking of inventory may spell end for XYZ.
Secondhand goods dealer XYZ got a firsthand look at law enforcement’s increased practice of asset seizure.
LAW: Free-trade agreement with U.S. spurs plans for overseas offices.
It’s not just automakers, semiconductor manufacturers and other U.S. goods exporters that stand to benefit from the recently passed South Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement – law firms hoping for a foothold in Seoul have been keeping an eye on it, too.
MRV chief exec exits amid calls for overhaul of board.
Struggling equipment maker MRV breaks connection with another top executive.
Rivals eye sites slated for two prized projects of Alan Casden.
Rival developers look to poach properties proposed for two projects by Alan Casden.
Firm scores by processing high volume of short sales
Peak Corporate Network has hit it big with short sales but some rivals question its claimed case load.
Isaac Larian is feeling generous this year, and who could be surprised? After all, he scored $309 million against rival Mattel Inc. in April after a lengthy legal dispute over Bratz dolls.
Investors allege MannKind misled on testing.
Some investors wonder if MannKind was blowing hot air about the company’s inhalable insulin product.
CitySights L.A. accuses Starline of hijacking ticket-selling location.
Sightseeing-bus rivals may tour the inside of a courtroom in a fight over ticket-selling spot.
Law firms shrink libraries, ax staff as cuts rule
L.A. firms court cost cuts as minding the bottom line becomes the new business model.
O’Melveny loses revenue, partners after East Coast union.
The union with an East Coast firm has cost L.A. law giant O’Melveny partners, prestige and revenue.
Shares soar for Westwood’s Rentech as IPO for its spinoff nears.
Rentech’s stock reaped gains on the back of its upcoming IPO for its fertilizer spinoff.
While some Angelenos may have spent Sunday morning nursing a hangover, attorney Zia Modabber was up early orchestrating a charity bike ride for hundreds of cyclists.
Max Azria says he’s being squeezed out of firm he co-founded.
Fashion mogul Max Azria alleges his condom company partners are pulling one over on him.
GOVERNMENT: Monrovia property owner throws up roadblock to Gold Line after what he calls an unfair buyout offer.
A Monrovia property owner claims he’s being railroaded into selling his site to the Gold Line at a low price.
L.A. Arco owners say BP driving up business costs
Local Arco owners allege BP policies have pumped up costs for franchisees.
Ezri Namvar, the Brentwood real estate investor convicted of federal wire fraud charges, has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison.
Gordon Bava is known as one of the town’s veteran corporate dealmakers, but he made news this year wearing a different hat.
Business Journal makes its case for L.A.’s top lawyers who shepherd the biggest M&A deals.
Cerberus elbows Casden out of Movietown project.
Alan Casden’s estranged partner Cerberus is looking to sell their joint properties – to anyone but him.
Giggles N’ Hugs hopes high-end focus serves up tasty IPO.
One-location restaurant Giggles N’ Hugs is all smiles as it embraces a plan to go public.
Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP partner Tom Sestanovich has had a storied athletic career – despite losing his right leg to a rare form of cancer as a teenager.
Attorney gave up his comedy career for a seat at the table with some of real estate’s biggest movers and shakers.
A funny thing happened on the way to a comedy career for L.A. power-player attorney Lew Feldman.
Analysts praise Public Storage while some ex-partners cry foul.
Public Storage has turned away from acquisitions to secure buyouts of partners.
SEC smells trouble at firm started by Bob Marley’s son.
Coffee distributor Jammin Java’s briefly red-hot stock led to legal heat from the SEC.
LAW: Downtown’s Hennigan Dorman had sought national platform.
Eyebrows were raised earlier this year when downtown L.A. boutique Hennigan Dorman LLP lost name partner Bruce Bennett and nine other attorneys to Dewey & LeBouef LLP, based in New York.
Alta Dena heirs file to recover more money from one-time friend.
Alta Dena Dairy founders’ family ratchets up fraud case against former financial adviser.
Robert Wynne has seen the sci-fi movie “Blade Runner” 17 times.
Haulers, host cities clash over competing plant plans.
Trash talk between two rival companies’ recycling centers has spilled over into court.
A federal judge has tentatively denied motions for an acquittal and a new trial for Ezri Namvar, the Brentwood real estate investor found guilty in May of federal wire fraud charges.
Attorneys for convicted businessman face big rulings Monday.
Two motions by the defense team could extend the trial for convicted Brentwood investor Ezri Namvar.
The bucket list for attorney Gary Nelson, 52, just got a little shorter. He climbed Mount Everest during a trip from April to June.
Beachbody brings in muscle on DVD counterfeiters.
Beachbody targets counterfeiters looking to muscle in on company’s fitness tape business.