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James M. WEINBERG

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WEINBERG, James M. July 17, 1925-July 19, 2011 He is survived by wife, Judy Federick, and children, Jon Weinberg, Karen Doherty and Laura Weinberg, and grandchildren, Natasha, Anya, Cian and Alexandra Doherty and Adrian and Carolina Weinberg, to whom he was a doting father and grandfather. Jim attended Stanford University and Harvard Law School in the 1940's. He practiced law for the movie studios for many years, pioneered class-action lawsuits, specifically against banks and savings and loans, and continued to work well into his retirement. He was born in Los Angeles and lived and worked in L.A. all his life. He was on the first train out of Union Station in 1939, attended Disneyland's Opening Day on his 30th birthday in 1955 and was on the inaugural polar route flight from London to California in 1957. He had a lifelong passion for politics, was very active in the Democratic Party and fought for voters' rights. He was president of the Westwood Democratic Club in the 1960's.
Service to be held Sunday, July 31, 1:00pm, at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills (800) 600-0076. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to public radio stations KUSC or KCRW, which he enjoyed.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 28 to July 29, 2011
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