In one of Los Angeles County’s largest defamation lawsuits, Filipino American Elizabeth Tagle was awarded $74 million after winning a defamation case against GUESS? co-founder Georges Marciano on July 29.
The Executive Development Institute (EDI) held a reception for Dr. Qi Lu. Lu is the current president of Microsoft’s Online Service Division and plays a vital role for the Microsoft-Yahoo partnership. He spoke to more than 200 people about leadership and the importance of humility and teamwork. Besides this event, EDI has created other programs to help Asian Pacific professionals.♦
Lorna Schofield is the new section chair of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. Schofield is the first Asian American to be the chair of this section. She has experience in both the private and public sectors. She has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. She is a partner of the international law firm Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP.♦
The Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center celebrated its 10th anniversary. Held at the Redmond Senior Center, local martial arts schools like Warrior Martial Arts and the Wushu Academy presented intricate performances. The Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center has 28 centers in 12 countries. The first center was founded in 1995. ♦
Jerry Lee, a philanthropist and the chairman of Mulvanny G2 Architecture, celebrated his birthday with 60 good friends at South China Restaurant in Bellevue. Meant to be a surprise party planned by Lee’s wife Charlene, Lee showed up 20 minutes earlier than expected.
Chi Life (CL) Studio & Martial Arts Equipments Shop celebrated its grand opening in Redmond. Located inside a brand new building developed by his father, CL is Robin Leong’s fifth school. It is located at 2222 152nd Ave. N.E. in Redmond. His other schools are located in Singapore, Beijing, and Shanghai. Leong said the school will offer yoga classes for kids, hire Shaolin monks, and hire Chinese experts in kung fu to teach his students.♦
“Can you speak the language?”
“Is your dad white?”
“You don’t eat that, do you?”
Seattle Municipal Court Judge Ron Mamiya won’t be suspended or removed from office due to a sexual harassment suit from a former female court employee (unnamed due to the state’s public disclosure act). Mamiya was censured last Friday, Aug. 7, by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi, who was sent to an internment camp with his family during World War II and overcame discrimination to become the first Japanese American appointed to the federal bench, has died at the age of 78.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s aides struggled to explain a reported $20,000 dinner bill racked up by her and her entourage in New York while the Philippines was mourning the passing of former leader Corazon Aquino.