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TREVOR LAWYERS WANT GLOBAL SETTLEMENT SACRAMENTO — Attorneys at the Trevor Law Group — suspended recently for allegedly abusing the state’s unfair competition law — are in settlement talks to end prosecution by various government agencies, their lawyer said Friday. Kevin Gerry, a Beverly Hills solo who represents the firm, said it’s difficult to put a time frame on any resolution, but he said it would have to involve all the agencies going after Trevor — the State Bar, the attorney general’s office and the Sacramento U.S. attorney. In May, a Bar Court judge suspended the attorneys after deeming them a public danger because of their use of the unfair competition statute, Business & Professions Code � 17200, to sue thousands of small businesses. Bar prosecutors want the three attorneys at the firm — Damian Trevor, Shane Han and Allan Hendrickson — disbarred. Besides that, they have also been sued by state Attorney General Bill Lockyer and apparently are under investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office. “We’ve had some discussion, but until there is a resolution, we’re planning to fully litigate this matter,” said Deputy Attorney General Howard Wayne. Bar spokesman E.J. Bernacki said Bar prosecutors were not involved in settlement discussions. “There’s really only two options: for them to resign or answer the charges,” he said. Gerry acknowledged that the Bar probably won’t settle for anything less than his clients’ resignations. Resolution of Trevor’s outstanding 17200 cases against small, mostly Southern California, businesses would also likely be a part of any settlement, Gerry added. In other developments, last week Gerry won a peremptory challenge to have Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Carl West removed from the AG’s case, People of the State of California v. Trevor Law Group , BC290989. West had previously ruled against Trevor in other 17200 matters. – Jeff Chorney DINNER WILL MARK TRAGEDY’S ANNIVERSARY The Legal Community Against Violence — a group founded in the wake of the 1993 shootings at 101 California St. — will mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy with a fund-raising dinner Wednesday. The shootings occurred in the offices of San Francisco law firm Pettit & Martin. The gunman, a former client of the firm, walked into the office carrying three firearms and armed with many rounds of ammunition. He killed eight people and wounded six. “The shooting at 101 California St. affected so many people in the San Francisco legal community. We lost friends, and we lost colleagues,” said Sue Ann Schiff, executive director of LCAV. “Within days of the shooting � Chuck Erlich, who was a partner at Pettit, went home and decided we had to do something. He formed [LCAV], so out of this unbelievably horrible tragedy came an organization that has � become a positive force for change.” For the past 10 years the organization has provided legal counsel and support to local officials and anti-gun activists through its Firearms Law Center. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo is the dinner’s keynote speaker. Cuomo has been an advocate for stricter gun laws and negotiated an agreement with Smith & Wesson that required the gun maker to change the design of its guns to make them safer. Local law firms are among the largest LCAV donors. Among them: Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Thelen Reid & Priest; Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Latham & Watkins; and Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton. The dinner will be Wednesday at the Westin Saint Francis Hotel in Union Square. A reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. Call Cori Stell at 415-433-2062 or e-mail [email protected]. – Jason Dearen

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