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Isla Vista rampage victim files lawsuit

Elliot Rodger

A victim from last year’s Isla Vista rampage has filed a civil lawsuit against Santa Barbara County, Elliot Rodger’s parents and the University of California Santa Barbara. [KEYT] In May 2014, Keith Cheung was riding his bicycle home from work... (Continue reading)

Sex offender files lawsuit against Grover Beach

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By KAREN VELIE A registered sex offender filed a federal lawsuit last week against the city of Grover Beach challenging an ordinance that makes it a crime for sex offenders to set up residency in most of the city. The... (Continue reading)

Harley-Davidson thumps California’s Franchise Tax Board

Attorney Stew Jenkins

By STEW JENKINS A California appeals court ruled last week, in a lawsuit brought by the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company against the California Franchise Tax Board, that part of California’s statutory income tax scheme is unconstitutional because it discriminates against out... (Continue reading)

Criticize the mayor, get sued

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Inglewood CA doesn’t have much to commend it. To the various reasons not to live there–like high crime rates and bankrupt schools—the city government has added this threat: if you criticize the mayor or other officials,... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach hit with $2.3 million defamation claim

Grover Beach Police Chief James Copsey

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A former Grover Beach police officer filed a $2.3 million defamation claim last week against the city, Chief Jim Copsey and Commander John Peters. Peters is slated to replace Copsey as chief during a swearing in ceremony Monday... (Continue reading)

Chuck Liddell files lawsuit over investment to Kelly Gearhart

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A lawsuit filed by former mixed martial arts champion Chuck Liddell against Cuesta and Stewart Title for the companies alleged participation in a money laundering scheme by former North County developer Kelly Gearhart goes to trial on Thursday. Liddell claims... (Continue reading)

ASH hit with whistleblower retaliation suit

A former Atascadero State Hospital social worker has filed a whistleblower retaliation lawsuit alleging hospital management punished her by making her work with a known violent patient who ended up punching her in the face. [Tribune] Amy Consolati, the plaintiff,... (Continue reading)

Woman found Lenny Jones with 6-year-old girl, attorney says

A woman saw Arroyo Grande Citizen of the Year Lenny Jones take a six a year a old girl into the bedroom of his home at a birthday party last month and then lock the door, a attorney who has... (Continue reading)

Civil suit filed against Lenny Jones

The guardian of two girls who were allegedly sexually molested while attending a party at Lenny Jones’ Arroyo Grande home in March filed a civil suit against Jones on Friday seeking punitive and compensatory damages. [KSBY] According to the suit,... (Continue reading)

Family sues ASH after patient strangled to death

The mother and sister of a deceased Atascadero State Hospital patient who was allegedly strangled to death by his roommate have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against ASH. [Tribune] Kevin Turner, 53, died on May 28, 2014. An ASH psychiatrist... (Continue reading)



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