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.
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.
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.
sports: AEG plays hardball after former execs team up with rival.
SPORTS: AEG claims that a competitor and departed exec are making a play for its employees.
InSURANCE: Self-insured group in $80 million hole.
INSURANCE – Member restaurants in self-insured group find it tough to stomach surprise payments to cover debt.
EMPLOYMENT: Kirkland limits hunt to corporate, private equity hires.
Chicago’s Winston & Strawn has been on a hiring spree in Los Angeles, netting a dozen attorneys in the last year.
Last summer, Bryan Brown took 100 days off work and did what he says no human has ever done before: paddled the entirety of the Colorado River watershed by himself in a kayak.
FOOD: Middleman says he was boxed out by Trader Joe’s.
Broker of peanut butter-filled pretzels claims he’s left holding bags after Trader Joe’s conspired with supplier.
EMPLOYMENT: Move by Blank Rome adds 15 lawyers to its Century City office.
Philadelphia’s Blank Rome has absorbed two boutique L.A. firms, its biggest hiring move here since opening an office in Century City nearly five years ago.
ENERGY: Former oil exec tries to make case to recover billions.
U.S. courts may be powerless to help oil magnate Tiangang Sun recover billions he claims he is owed by China.