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Aug 13, 2010

Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. asked a California judge to declare a mistrial or order a new trial over a jury’s $677 million damages award for claims the company improperly staffed its nursing homes.

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Jul 9, 2010

Moody’s Investors Service Inc., Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings asked a judge today to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two California investors who claim the companies gave inflated ratings to inferior bonds. The companies named the bonds “investment grade” to achieve more sales of their rating services and didn’t downgrade the bonds until Lehman filed for bankruptcy in 2008, plaintiff Ronald Grassi said.

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Aug 1, 2009

Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings sought dismissal of a lawsuit by two
California investors, claiming they weren’t responsible for the plaintiffs’ investment decisions.

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Feb 12, 2009

Christopher Warren, a Californian who fled to Ireland and Lebanon, was arrested in connection with a $100 million Ponzi scheme involving mortgage fraud, U.S. prosecutors said.

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Jan 29, 2009

Backers of California’s gay marriage ban lost a bid to keep some of their donors’ names secret after a judge said campaign-finance disclosure laws outweigh concerns that supporters may be harassed.

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Dec 10, 2008

A New Jersey broker of processed tomato products agreed to plead guilty to price-fixing and racketeering charges and pay $600,000 for making kickbacks to customers and inflating prices, prosecutors said.

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May 16, 2003

The realization that Tower, which was born in Sacramento and grew to include stores all over the world, is not indestructible has prompted many to reflect on the pivotal role Tower Records has played in area culture – and in pop culture in general. In the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s in particular, Tower defined cool in Sacramento – though some may have seen it as arrogance – and it provided a unique common ground for people of varied tastes and interests. No one is more surprised at Tower’s impact than the man who founded it – Russ Solomon.

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Thank you for checking out my blog - it’s just the tip of the iceberg.  I am working on projects regarding music history, Japanese culture and my songwriting.

- A week-by-week music history website, music1967.com
- An upcoming book on Japanese culture, Japan from Anime to Zen
- A YouTube channel, featuring random songs and thoughts for the pandemic
- Original music on Spotify, with links to Patreon and Amazon 

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