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Moriarty gets a new lawyer

Al Moriarty, the Grover Beach man accused of running a $22 million Ponzi scheme, was appointed a new lawyer after his former lawyer had his law license suspended. Moriarty is accused of placing nearly $10 million of investor funds in... (Continue reading)

Paso water group wields major-league muscle

Eyes on your water: Second in a series of reports on the North County’s festering water politics. A list of the top 30 land owners over the Paso Robles aquifer is available below this story. By DANIEL BLACKBURN Some of... (Continue reading)

Central Coast DUI attorney accused of wrongdoing

Genis has successfully defended several high-profile DUI cases on the Central Coast including reporter Peter Lance whose case was tossed out because of civil rights violations. The state bar judge noted that Genis zealously defends his clients often for a... (Continue reading)

Stephen Glass found unfit to practice law in California

Former journalist Stephen Glass, who fabricated magazine articles for the New Republic and others in the 1990s, lost his bid to become a lawyer in California. [Washington Post] Less than a month after admitting an illegal immigrant to the California... (Continue reading)

Kelly Gearhart and James Miller receive another reprieve

By KAREN VELIE For the fifth time, former North County developer Kelly Gearhart’s fraud trial and Hurst Financial president James Miller’s sentencing hearing have been delayed. A federal judge continued Gearhart’s trial from Feb. 18 to June 17. Miller’s hearing... (Continue reading)

Illegals living in the United States should not practice law

OPINION By MATT KOKKONEN California Supreme Court decided that a person living in California illegally can get a law license to practice law. This demonstrates the peak of irrationality and is pure idiocy. It flies against common sense. It is... (Continue reading)

California Supreme Court to rule on law license for illegal immigrant

The California Supreme Court will rule Thursday whether a man living in the U.S. illegally can receive a license to practice law. Undocumented immigrant Sergio Garcia has graduated from law school and passed the state bar exam. Federal law, however,... (Continue reading)

Dignity Health surgical center loses $543,000 lawsuit

A local banker won a more than $543,000 medical negligence lawsuit against the Pismo Beach Coastal Surgical Institute on Dec. 13. Charles Blevins, 66, of Paso Robles developed a deep-tissue infection following a 2010 knee operation at the surgical center... (Continue reading)

Assistant DA Tim Covello to run for district attorney

San Luis Obispo County prosecutor Tim Covello is running for the office of district attorney. Covello has prosecuted several high profile cases since joining the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office in 1993, including the Dystiny Myers murder case... (Continue reading)

Oceano board accused of skirting Brown Act

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A government watchdog organization has again accused the Oceano Community Services District Board of Directors of violating California’s open meeting law, the Ralph M. Brown Act. Attorney for Californians Aware Terry Francke authored a letter Friday to... (Continue reading)



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