When Robert Smylie used to drive by La Maison Du Pain, he would recall the uplifting story behind the bustling Mid-Wilshire bakery.
His law firm's former office manager and her sister built the business from scratch, welcoming customers on an unassuming stretch of Pico Boulevard known more for auto body shops than the fresh croissants and baguettes the women served.
The French bakery helped spur a revival of the area, attracting art galleries, trendy restaurants and imported furniture boutiques.
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Bakery lawsuit: In the April 28 California section, two headlines accompanying an article about attorney Robert Smylie...