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Trials and Arbitration

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  • Balboa Bay Club asks judge to dismiss lawsuit that alleges bias, public sex

    Balboa Bay Club asks judge to dismiss lawsuit that alleges bias, public sex
    Lawyers for the Balboa Bay Club have asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit that alleges it ignored rampant debauchery from some members but unfairly kicked out one man after he mixed painkillers and alcohol. Newport Beach businessman Steve George sued...
  • Irvine lawyer gets jail sentence in drug-planting scheme against PTA volunteer

    Irvine lawyer gets jail sentence in drug-planting scheme against PTA volunteer
    An Irvine lawyer was sentenced to six months in jail Friday for his part in a revenge scheme that involved planting drugs in a school volunteer's car. An Orange County Superior Court judge also ordered Kent Easter, 40, to serve three years of informal...
  • Reel Critics: The verdict? 'The Judge' is worth seeing

    "The Judge" is a classic character study of two complex men forced to return to their family roots. Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. create a memorable look at a father-and-son crisis situation. Duvall plays a small-town Indiana judge known to...
  • 'Spoiled' or abused? Trial starts for man accused of murdering father

    The trial of a former Corona del Mar High School student charged with murdering his father started Tuesday with lawyers painting dueling pictures of the defendant as a selfish killer intent on visiting his Internet girlfriend and as an abused son trying...
  • Driver gets probation in wrong-way crash death

    A Costa Mesa man was sentenced Friday to five years' probation for killing another motorist in a wrong-way crash. Orange County Superior Court Judge Daniel McNerney also revoked 22-year-old Tyler Bevington Sullivan's license for five years and ordered...
  • Newport scam artist gets 1 year in prison

    A federal judge sentenced a Newport Beach man Monday to one year and one day in prison for an online scam that cheated small-business owners out of almost $120,000. Daniel Brucato will also have to pay that amount in restitution to his victims and...
  • Mailbag: Justice wasn't served in the death of my sister

    My precious sister, Debra, was killed by a motorist Aug. 27, 2013, while riding her bicycle in Newport Beach. The Orange County District Atty. filed vehicular manslaughter charges and the trial began Sept. 8 of this year. The prosecutor presented evidence...
  • Commentary: The top 10 ways to a gratifying life

    What is the most important thing in life? Obviously there could be many answers to that question. But to me, the best thing in life is gratification. Many other things, such as love, power, wealth, prestige and appreciation, can lead to that feeling of...
  • 3 accused of pimping plead not guilty to torture, kidnapping

    Three suspects accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman in a Costa Mesa motel room pleaded not guilty Monday to human trafficking and other felonies. Renice Stevenson Flores-Davis, 26, Oscar Gonzalez-Salinas, 33, and Cierra Rose Thompson, 27, were...
  • Contractor convicted of stealing workers' wages during Costa Mesa project

    A general contractor was convicted Thursday of stealing more than $80,000 in wages from employees who were working for him on a state construction project in Costa Mesa. Sourin Babayan, 65, of Glendale pleaded guilty to 23 felony counts related to...
  • Newport Beach businessman jailed for dodging taxes

    A well-known Newport Beach philanthropist who ran a power plant refurbishing business was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison for dodging taxes on more than $180 million of unreported income. Prosecutors say Richard Engel, 70, and his ex-...
  • Former Newport man pleads guilty in mail fraud case

    A former Newport Beach man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to two counts of mail fraud for his role in running a fraudulent Internet company that raised nearly $13 million from investors in the late 1990s. James S. Eberhart, 73, has been in...