Superior Court

Rickie Lee Fowler

Arsonist gets death for Calif. fire that killed 5

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — An arsonist was given the death penalty Monday for killing five men who died of heart attacks during a wildfire nearly a decade ago that ripped through the hills east of Los Angeles.


Ariel Winter

‘Modern Family’ star’s dad to handle her finances

LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Modern Family” star Ariel Winter’s father will temporarily handle her finances and she’ll continue living with her adult sister, at least for the next three months, according to a custody agreement reached Wednesday.


Ex-'Price is Right' model wins suit against show

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Los Angeles jury says a former model on “The Price is Right” was discriminated against by producers because of her pregnancy. The Superior Court jury awarded $776,944 to Brandi Cochran […]


Los Angeles courts plan for diminished system

LOS ANGELES (AP) – With budget shortfalls looming, Los Angeles County may be forced to close 10 courthouses in such high profile venues as Malibu, Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles next year. Presiding Superior […]


Judge tosses anti-paparazzi counts in Bieber case

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A judge dealt a blow Wednesday to a California law meant to crack down on reckless driving by paparazzi by saying the statute is overly broad and should not be used […]


Husband of slain Iraqi-American pleads not guilty

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) – A man whose wife’s slaying was initially thought to be a hate crime has pleaded not guilty to her murder. Kassim Alhimidi entered his plea during a brief appearance in […]


Judge halves slander verdict won by casino mogul

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A judge has slashed a damage verdict favoring casino mogul Steve Wynn in a slander case against “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis. Superior Court Judge Joanne O’Donnell issued the ruling […]


High court won't overturn LA school layoff ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles schools may have to abandon a plan to protect inner-city schools from massive teacher layoffs. An agreement reached with civil rights lawyers two years ago allowed the Los Angeles […]


Court: Judge erred in tossing Smith case verdicts

LOS ANGELES (AP) – An appellate court said a trial judge erred in dismissing conspiracy convictions against Anna Nicole Smith’s psychiatrist and manager, a ruling that defense attorneys said could send the case in different […]


Man pleads guilty in Facebook bigamy case

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – A Washington man whose wife discovered through Facebook that he had married a second woman has pleaded guilty to attempted bigamy. Alan O’Neill, 42, was charged in March after his first […]





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